Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 30

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Soul/Divine Essence is in Everyone & Everything It is Immortal & Body is Temporary

देही नित्यमवध्योऽयं देहे सर्वस्य भारत |
तस्मात्सर्वाणि भूतानि न त्वं शोचितुमर्हसि || 2.30||

dehī nityam avadhyo ’yaṁ dehe sarvasya bhārata
tasmāt sarvāṇi bhūtāni na tvaṁ śhochitum arhasi|| 2.30||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 30:

O Bharata, this immortal and imperishable body-dweller resides in all bodies. As a result, you should not feel sorrow for any or all beings.


Krishna states in this verse that sorrow has no place in life. He begins in verse 11 by declaring that the wise do not mourn for the dead or the living. ‘Do not grieve,’ he repeats in verses 25 through 28. He now says that Atman cannot be killed. As a result, you should not lament the loss of any being. Because the entire world is engulfed in sorrow, Krishna repeats the message so often.

You disguised it. Only when you are selfless can you experience joy and happiness. All selfish individuals are sad, according to the law. To be content, you must learn to be selfless. Put your worries aside and concentrate on a purpose larger than yourself. Your problems will settle themselves, and you will discover contentment.

‘Dehi’ can refer to either the subtle body-mind, intellect, or vasanas – or the Atman. Both do not perish when they die. The physical body is the only thing that changes. You weep because you’re attached. When you look at the situation from the other person’s perspective, you’ll see that he or she has gone on to a better life. Atman is indestructible. So, what are you lamenting?

The mind tends to become connected to anything it comes into contact with. Then you form erroneous connections. Instead, concentrate on your responsibilities. Carry out your responsibilities. Make yourself objective. Then you’ll be able to communicate effectively with others. You can have a stimulating chat with an intellectual individual and a general conversation with those who don’t think. You will have no troubles in life if you do this.

When you aren’t honest and someone treats you badly, you allow it to fester inside of you. You become tired and depressed. You do not influence what other people say to you. You do, however, have power over how you perceive things. If you’re analytical, you’ll notice that this is someone very upset, and you simply happened to be in the path, so you got the brunt of his anger. Rather than holding it, you have the option of ignoring it. Then you’re peaceful.

Verse & What we can learn

One should not grieve for that which is eternal, immortal and all-pervading.

To evolve out of body consciousness takes effort but with the help of Guru and Satang, it is possible. Mindfulness meditation helps in achieving a balanced state of mind and remembering our true self, not the body. In the coming up chapters, we will know the importance of meditation and how meditation can help us transform our lives.

At some point or the other in Gita, we can all relate our state of mind to Arjuna because he is also ‘Nara’ and we too fighting the battle of life, but if we follow the path that ‘Narayana’ showed we will emerge as winners as Arjuna did.

In the next verse, Lord Shri Krishna reminds Arjuna of his duties as a Kshatriya.

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

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