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Bhagavad-Gita- Sankhya Yog- Chapter 2.19-2.30

Jun 15th, 2024 | 1 Min Read
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Category: Bhagavad Gita


Language: English

The discussion in the JKYog Telugu Bhagavad Gita Online class covered Shlokas from 2.19 to 2.30.
19 - 21 Shloka summary: 
One who thinks the soul can slay and the one who thinks the soul can be slain are ignorant. The Soul is neither born nor does it die, It did not spring from something, and nothing sprang from it. It is unborn, eternal, immortal, and ageless. It is not destroyed when the body is destroyed. O Parth, how can one who Knows the soul to be imperishable, eternal, unborn, and immutable kill anyone or cause anyone to Kill? 

22 - 25 Shloka summary: 
Just as a man puts off his old clothes and puts on new ones similarly, the soul leaves the old body and merges with the new ones. The soul can't be cut into pieces by any weapon, nor can fire burn it. It is not wetted by water nor dried by the wind. The soul is indivisible & incombustible, it can neither be dampened nor dried. It is eternal, unchangeable, immoral, and primordial. The soul is said to be invisible, inconceivable, and unchangeable. Knowing this, you should not grieve for the body

26 - 30 Shloka Summary: 
If you think the soul is constantly taking birth and death, then even in such a situation, O mighty-armed Arjuna! You shouldn’t grieve like this. Whoever is born is sure to die, and rebirth is inevitable after death. So you shouldn't grieve for the inevitable O scion of Bharat, All beings remain unmanifest before birth, manifest when they are born, and become unmanifest again when they die. 

Note:  To better understand the manifestation and un-manifestation of the soul with the knowledge of Gross, subtle and Casual bodies. Please refer to the book “Bhagavadgita – The Song of God” commentary by Swami Mukundananda.

So, why express grief in such a situation? Some people see the soul as amazing, some describe it as amazing, and some hear it as amazing, while others hear about it and cannot understand it. O Arjuna! The soul in the body is indestructible, so you should not mourn for anyone.

Summary: JKYog India Online Class- Bhagavad Gita [Telugu]- 10 June to 14 June 2024