Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 17

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The Soul Can Neither be Created Nor Destroyed, It was, It is and It Will Always be There

अविनाशि तु तद्विद्धि येन सर्वमिदं ततम् |
विनाशमव्ययस्यास्य न कश्चित्कर्तुमर्हति || 2.17||

avināśhi tu tadviddhi yena sarvam idaṁ tatam
vināśham avyayasyāsya na kaśhchit kartum arhati|| 2.17||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 17:

Know that whatever pervades the entire body is indestructible. The imperishable soul cannot be destroyed by anyone.


Understanding the nature of the timeless essence has been the focus of the ongoing shlokas. The eternal essence has two properties, according to this passage. To begin with, the eternal essence is indestructible. It can’t be destroyed, yet it can’t be made either.
The immortal essence mentioned in these passages is indestructible. Second, the everlasting essence pervades “all this,” which signifies that the eternal essence pervades everything in the universe, from rocks to plants to animals to humans.

Verse & What we can learn

The divine essence or the soul can neither be created nor destroyed it is all-pervading and everlasting.

In the next verse, we will see Lord Krishna talking about the nature of body and soul and encouraging Arjuna to fight the war.

Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…

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