What chapter two of Bhagavad Gita explains

2017-11-30 06:01

CHAPTER two of Bhagavad Gita explains the identity of a person.

It gives a detailed explanation which is very important to understand. Once we comprehend our real identity then we live a happy and fulfilled life. In a nutshell the Bhagavad Gita states that we are spirit souls. This soul is the life giving energy of the body. It gives the body consciousness and once the soul leaves the body, the body becomes lifeless. This soul enters another body according to the activities of the person.

Here are the verses as spoken by Lord Krishna to Arjuna.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said,while speaking learned words, you are mourning for what is not worthy of grief. Those who are wise lament neither for the living nor for the dead.

Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings, nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.

As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change.

“O, son of Kunti, the non-permanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O, scion of Bharat , and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.”

For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal , ever existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.

As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.

The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind.

One who has taken his birth is sure to die, and after death one is sure to take birth again. Therefore, in the unavoidable discharge of your duty, you should not lament.

The above verses from chapter two of Bhagavad Gita explain the nature of the soul.

Lord Krishna clearly asks us not to grieve for the body because the soul is eternal. I hope that you will be inspired to read the Bhagavad Gita especially on Gita Jayanthi.

RAJEN MAHABEER

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