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Saturday, 24 June 2017

SOUL: What does Bh. Gita say on the subject

SOUL

Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta says that Soul is the fundamental entity that must be studied in order to understand spirituality. Scientific study of life requires the study of ‘Spiriton’(as some have started calling it) or the Soul as the basis of life and consciousness in the body.  It is the core identity of all beings

No one seems to have understood this profound subject more than the spiritual seekers of India. Vedic, Buddhist and Jain literatures give detailed account of it.

Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta:15.8


























In Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta Lord Shri Krishna describes this, other wise difficult topic in the most simple way. 

We present English translation of 15 shlokas (verses), describing the SOUL, for everyone to read, relish and contemplate.



1.
Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.
 S.B. Geeta
2.12
2.
As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.



2.13
3.
Know that which pervades the entire body is indestructible. No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul.

2.17
4.
For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.



2.20
5.
As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, similarly, the soul accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.


2.22
6.
The soul can never be cut into pieces by any weapon, nor can he be burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind.


2.23
7.
This individual soul is unbreakable and insoluble, and can be neither burned nor dried. He is everlasting, all-pervading, unchangeable, immovable and eternally the same.


2.24
8.
It is said that the soul is invisible, inconceivable, immutable, and unchangeable. Knowing this, you should not grieve for the body.


2.25
9.
For one who has taken his birth, death is certain; and for one who is dead, birth is certain. Therefore, in the unavoidable discharge of your duty, you should not lament.


2.27
10.
All created beings are un-manifest in their beginning, manifest in their interim state, and un-manifest again when they are annihilated. So what need is there for lamentation?


2.28
11.
As the sun alone illuminates this entire universe, so does the living entity, one within the body, illuminate the entire body by consciousness.


13.34
12.
The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind. 


15.7
13.
The living entity in the material world carries his different conceptions of life from one body to another as the air carries aromas. Thus he takes one kind of body and again quits it to take another.



15.8
14.
The living entity, thus taking another gross body, obtains a certain type of ear, eye, tongue, nose and sense of touch, which are grouped about the mind. He thus enjoys a particular set of sense objects.



15.9
15.

Some look at the soul as amazing, some describe him as amazing, and some hear of him as amazing, while others, even after hearing about him, cannot understand him at all.


2.29

Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta:15.8
Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta:2.13 


Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta:13.34


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