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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 25 avyakto ‘yam acintyo ‘yamavikaryo ‘yam ucyatetasmad evam viditvainamnanusocitum arhasi TRANSLATION It is said that the soul is invisible, inconceivable, immutable, and unchangeable. Knowing this, you should not grieve for the body. PURPORT As described previously, the magnitude of the soul is so small for our material…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 24 acchedyo ‘yam adahyo ‘yamakledyo ‘sosya eva canityah sarva-gatah sthanuracalo ‘yam sanatanah TRANSLATION This individual soul is unbreakable and insoluble, and can be neither burned nor dried. He is everlasting, all-pervading, unchangeable, immovable and eternally the same. PURPORT All these qualifications of the atomic soul definitely prove…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 23 nainam chindanti sastraninainam dahati pavakahna cainam kledayanty apona sosayati marutah TRANSLATION The soul can never be cut into pieces by any weapon, nor can he be burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind. PURPORT All kinds of weapons, swords, flames, rains,…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 22 vasamsi jirnani yatha vihayanavani grhnati naro ‘paranitatha sarirani vihaya jirnanyanyani samyati navani dehi TRANSLATION As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, similarly, the soul accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones. PURPORT Change of body by the atomic…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 21 vedavinasinam nityamya enam ajam avyayamkatham sa purusah parthakam ghatayati hanti kam TRANSLATION O Partha, how can a person who knows that the soul is indestructible, unborn, eternal and immutable, kill anyone or cause anyone to kill? PURPORT Everything has its proper utility, and a man who…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 20 na jayate mriyate va kadacinnayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyahajo nityah sasvato ‘yam puranona hanyate hanyamane sarire TRANSLATION For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 18 antavanta ime dehanityasyoktah saririnahanasino ‘prameyasyatasmad yudhyasva bharata TRANSLATION Only the material body of the indestructible, immeasurable and eternal living entity is subject to destruction; therefore, fight, O descendant of Bharata. PURPORT The material body is perishable by nature. It may perish immediately, or it may do…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 17 avinasi tu tad viddhiyena sarvam idam tatamvinasam avyayasyasyana kascit kartum arhati TRANSLATION Know that which pervades the entire body is indestructible. No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul. PURPORT This verse more clearly explains the real nature of the soul, which is spread all…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 16 nasato vidyate bhavonabhavo vidyate satahubhayor api drsto ‘ntastv anayos tattva-darsibhih TRANSLATION Those who are seers of the truth have concluded that of the nonexistent there is no endurance, and of the existent there is no cessation. This seers have concluded by studying the nature of both….

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 14 matra-sparsas tu kaunteyasitosna-sukha-duhkha-dahagamapayino ‘nityastams titiksasva bharata TRANSLATION O son of Kunti, the nonpermanent 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 Bharata, and one…