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The soul is Eternal and Ever Existing
अच्छेद्योऽयमदाह्योऽयमक्लेद्योऽशोष्य एव च |
नित्य: सर्वगत: स्थाणुरचलोऽयं सनातन: || 2.24||
achchhedyo ’yam adāhyo ’yam akledyo ’śhoṣhya eva cha
nityaḥ sarva-gataḥ sthāṇur achalo ’yaṁ sanātanaḥ|| 2.24||
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 24:
Soul/divine essence is unbreakable, non-combustible, and can’t be wet or dried. It is everlasting, eternal, all-pervasive, steady, immovable, and eternal.
The message about immortality is being stressed once again. It is not enough to just communicate faultless information; for that knowledge to be effective, it must penetrate deeply into the student’s heart. As a result, a good teacher will frequently repeat a previous point. In the Bhagavad Gita, Shree Krishna frequently employs punarukti as a strategy for emphasizing vital spiritual ideas and ensuring that his learner understands them thoroughly.
Verse & What we can learn
The soul is unchangeable, primaeval, indestructible, and exists all the time.
In the next verse, we will see Lord Krishna elaborating more on the nature of the soul.
Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…