Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 28

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The Nature of the Body is “Temporary” So One Should Not Grieve About it

अव्यक्तादीनि भूतानि व्यक्तमध्यानि भारत |
अव्यक्तनिधनान्येव तत्र का परिदेवना || 2.28||

avyaktādīni bhūtāni vyakta-madhyāni bhārata
avyakta-nidhanānyeva tatra kā paridevanā|| 2.28||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 28:

O Bharata, all bodies are hidden in the beginning and manifest in the middle. They will eventually become dead again. Why should you be upset about this?


You should not lament in any way, whether you consider the personality to be an eternal soul or a temporary body, or even if you accept it as an inconceivable combination of soul and body. Only attachment, which arises from illusion, is the source of lamentation.
For example, take a bubble it is hidden in the soap, it manifests itself for some time hardly a few seconds and then vanishes into the thin air. Human life is also similar; it is very temporary existing only for a certain amount of time then returning to ashes.
There was a period when something was hidden or latent, and then something happened to bring it into life, and then there was a time when it no longer existed. Because birth, existence, and death are all modifications rather than individual events, one should not be sad when someone or something dies. It simply changes into something else.

Verse & What we can learn

Only attachment, which develops from delusion, is the source of mourning.

In the next verse, Lord Shri Krishna describes to Arjuna peoples perspective of soul/divine essence.

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

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