Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 27

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Why Worry About That ‘Which is and Will be’ Born Again & Again

जातस्य हि ध्रुवो मृत्युर्ध्रुवं जन्म मृतस्य च |
तस्मादपरिहार्येऽर्थे न त्वं शोचितुमर्हसि || 2.27||

jātasya hi dhruvo mṛityur dhruvaṁ janma mṛitasya cha
tasmād aparihārye ’rthe na tvaṁ śhochitum arhasi|| 2.27||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 27:

For those who have been born, death is unavoidable, and for those who have died, rebirth is unavoidable. As a result, you should not be sad about the inevitable.

Explanation

The nature of the human body is that it is born, and then grows, then reproduces and then starts to deteriorate and then when one day turns to ashes. It is the same for all life, because the Self (Atma) is neither a body nor a collection of material elements; it has neither birth nor death. Man will inexorably pass through the cycle of birth and death as long as he is ignorant and connects with his body. When the same individual realizes his identity with the Self, the cycle of birth and death comes to a halt for him. The Lord is speaking here of an ordinary guy who hasn’t grasped the truth of his true nature.

Verse & What we can learn
Body consciousness leads to ‘I’ ‘my’ and all the attached problems and fears, higher consciousness leads to oneness, peace of mind and spiritual strength.

In the next verse, we will see Lord Krishna elaborating more on the nature of the body.

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

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