Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 21

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“You” Are The “SOUL” Not The Body

वेदाविनाशिनं नित्यं य एनमजमव्ययम् |
कथं स पुरुष: पार्थ कं घातयति हन्ति कम् || 2.21||

vedāvināśhinaṁ nityaṁ ya enam ajam avyayam
kathaṁ sa puruṣhaḥ pārtha kaṁ ghātayati hanti kam|| 2.21||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 21:

O Parth How can someone who understands the soul to be imperishable, everlasting, unborn, and unchanging kill or cause someone to kill?


Shri Krishna is implying that “this,” the eternal essence (soul), does not act and is not affected by any action, in the same way, that electricity does not act. It gives material objects the ability to act without actually doing so. As a result, a sensible person will never believe that the eternal essence (soul) can kill, or act in any way. It’s similar to the sun, cause of all activity but yet untouched and unaffected by anything.

Verse & What we can learn

You are the birthless, changeless, everlasting, and imperishable essence (soul). The eternal essence neither kills nor is killed, and you are that not the body.

In the next verse, we will see Lord Krishna explaining the nature of the soul.

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

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