For example, amongst Occidental religions, Josephus, the great ancient Jewish historian, used language in his writings that seem to ascribe belief in some form of reincarnation among the Pharisees and Essenes of his day. Similarly, at the time of death, it passes into another body. The word enam in this verse stands for the soul and as well, the body, the combination of both, the whole world. Further, the molecules within the cells change even more rapidly. Nainam Chindanti Shastrani Nainam Dahati Pavaka. It should not under any circumstances be erroneously assumed or mistakingly believed that from a non-existent condition the existent was produced and that because of the cause being non-existent then the effect is non- existent and thus the world is also non-existent. Bhagavad-Gita As It Is is the most widely read edition of this classic of world literature. Because it is subatomic it is imperceptible and yet it is still existing. Most Oriental philosophies accept this concept of reincarnation. Apr 26, 2019. Why should I blame you alone regarding a thing that is a source of delusion to all!’ How is this Self inscrutable? What is the reason for it? Bhagavad Gita on the Soul and Reincarnation I shall die out of man and shall become an angel!” [v10], Many of the early Christians believed in the concept of reincarnation. Illusioned by the material energy, people are so engrossed in subject matters for sense gratification that they have very little time to understand the question of self-understanding, even though it is a fact that without this self-understanding all activities result in ultimate defeat in the struggle for existence. To this Lord Krishna states that all is unmanifest in its primordial state which is characterised by the three qualities known as sattva, rajas and tamas and which is a prior stage of creation to the illusory energy and material creation. Shree Krishna has previously declared that the wise do not lament. The Bhagavad Gita appears as an episode of Mahabharata, the great Sanskrit epic portraying the history of the ancient world. āścarya-vad vadati tathaiva cānyaḥ Therefore it is amazing when known. Right before his eyes the horse died and the soul came out. Commentary by Sri Ramanuja of Sri Sampradaya: 2.29 Among innumerable beings, someone, who by great austerity has got rid of sins and has increased his merits, realises this self possessing the above mentioned nature, which is wonderful and distinct in kind from all things other than Itself. Bhagavad-Gita: chapter 2, verse 10 Observing Arjuna overwhelmed with grief at not properly perceiving the actual distinction between the physical body and the soul and yet discoursing in the way that one with proper knowledge of the soul existing The Bhagavad Gita (/ ˌ b ʌ ɡ ə v ə d ˈ ɡ iː t ɑː,-t ə /; Sanskrit: भगवद् गीता, IAST: bhagavad-gītā /b ɦ ɐɡɐʋɐd ɡiːtäː/, lit. Back to Bhagavad Gita Quotes. Or, (the meaning is) he who sees the Self is like a wonder. Kascit, someone; pasyati, visualizes; enam, It, the Self; ascaryavat, as a wonder, as though It were a wonder — a wonder is something not seen before, something strange, something seen all on a sudden; what is comparable to that is ascarya-vat; ca, and; tatha, similarly; eva, indeed; kascit, someone; anyah, else; vadati, talks of It as a wonder. The index to these verses was taken from the Bhakti-sastri Study Guide compiled by Atmatattva dasa as used by the Bhaktivedanta Academy in Mayapur. When did I grow less by dying? Without accepting the concept of rebirth, it is difficult to make sense out of the suffering, chaos, and incompleteness of the world, and hence, many famous western thinkers believed in this principle. He now explains this concept. Bhagavad Gita - The Song of God, by Swami Mukundananda. The eternal soul being an infinitesimal portion of the Supreme Lord is also amazing and the living entity who is aware of their own eternal soul is also very rare. Commentary by Sri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada of … Actually, what we term as “death” in worldly parlance is merely the soul discarding its old dysfunctional body, and what we call “birth” is the soul taking on a new body elsewhere. Bhagavad Gita & Modern Science Introduction to Bhagavad Gita Bhagavad gita is one of the main scripture that is part of world largest epic. Origen, the most learned of the Christian Fathers, declared: “Every man receives a body for himself according to his deserts in former lives [v11].” Solomon’s Book of Wisdom says: “To be born in sound body with sound limbs is a reward of the virtues of the past lives.” (Wisdom of Solomon 8:19-20) [v12]. Verily what is amazing is the existence of the Supreme Lord Himself. Owing to a gross material conception of things, most men in this age cannot imagine how such a small particle can become both so great and so small. Commentary by Sri Abhinavagupta of Kaula Tantra Sampradaya: 2.39 Ascaryavat etc. It is very difficult to find a man who perfectly understands the position of the Supersoul, the atomic soul, their respective functions and relationships and all other major and minor details. This has already been refuted and clarified by Vedavyasa in Vedanta-Sutra, II:XIX where it states: That as a cloth is non-different from its threads, an effect is also non-different from it’s cause. The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind. Certainly the Jewish Kabbalah prescribes to the idea of reincarnation as gilgul neshamot, or the “rolling of the soul.” The great Sufi mystic, Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi declared: I died out of the stone and I became a plant; I died out of the plant and became an animal; I died out of the animal and became a man. Be fearless – Soul is neither born nor does it ever die: Be fearless my friend. shrinvanto ’pi bahavo yam na vidyuh This app contains the most important 108 slokas. This original matter although extremely subtle and subatomic is revealed in the Vedic scriptures and is perceived by one whose consciousness has attained the realization of that state. Source: Bhagavad Geeta 2.23 Sanskrit transcript: Among Western poets, Browing, Rosetti, Tennyson, and Wordsworth, to mention just a few, all believed in it. The Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Sanskrit text considered holy in the Vedic and Hindu religions, takes an intriguing perspective when approaching the soul. Examples include Jews who studied the Kabbalah, the Christian Cathars, and Muslim Shia sects such as the Alawi Shias and the Druze. The omnipotence of the Supreme Lord is amazing. Commentary by Sri Vishvanatha Chakravarthi Thakur of Gaudiya Sampradaya: “What an astonishing thing you are describing! With every breath we inhale, oxygen molecules are absorbed into our cells via the metabolic processes, and molecules that were heretofore locked within the cells are released as carbon dioxide. Consequently, it is devoid of the six types of transformations: asti, jāyate, vardhate, vipariṇamate, apakṣhīyate, and vinaśhyati “Existence in the … The fact that the atomic soul is within the body of a gigantic animal, in the body of a gigantic banyan tree, and also in the microbic germs, millions and billions of which occupy only an inch of space, is certainly very amazing. Therefore, the idea is that the Self is difficult to understand. This is the principle of reincarnation. This means Life Sloka contains spiritual dimensions instilled by ancestors from generation to generation, from their understanding and interpretation of the existence of God and the Individual Soul in relation to nature (Tri Hita Karana). But, if this Self is, in this manner, changeless (or destructionless), why is This not observed just as such by all ? ... [ bhagavad gita slokas ] What is there to be amazed at for the Supreme Lord to say: It is amazing? Krishna can, however, be known as such by the causeless mercy of the pure devotee and by no other way. In the "Gita," Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that the wise person knows that even though every human is destined to die, the soul is immortal: "For death is certain to one who is born...thou shalt not grieve for what is unavoidable." Similarly, we shall find in the Bhagavad-gita, Tenth Chapter, that anyone who is engaged in that way is a liberated person. Unauthorized copy, reproduction, distribution and/or transmission is strictly prohibited. The word va occurring twice is used in the sense of and as in and the immortal soul does not come into existence by birth. The eternal nature of the soul has been established in this verse, which is ever-existing and beyond birth and death. Sanskrit to English Word for Word Meanings: āścarya-vat — as amazing; paśyati — sees; kaścit — someone; enam — this soul; āścarya-vat — as amazing; vadati — speaks of; tathā — thus; eva — certainly; ca — also; anyaḥ — another; āścarya-vat — similarly amazing; ca — also; enam — this soul; anyaḥ — another; śṛṇoti — hears of; śrutvā — having heard; api — even; enam — this soul; veda — knows; na — never; ca — and; eva — certainly; kaścit — someone. Translation. āścarya-vac cainam anyaḥ śṛṇoti So existence by conception is proven false due to the fact the eternal soul is birthless. ascarya-vac cainam anyah srnoti But this in no way indicates that there is before all this an antecedent non-existence as the logicians and the impersonalists opine due to there inability to perceive this extremely subtle, subatomic nature. Some people who are inclined to hear about the soul may be attending lectures, in good association, but sometimes, owing to ignorance, they are misguided by acceptance of the Supersoul and the atomic soul as one without distinction of magnitude. [*Note for this… The easiest process for understanding the subject matter of self, however, is to accept the statements of the Bhagavad-gita spoken by the greatest authority, Lord Krishna, without being deviated by other theories. But the fact remains that we do experience happiness and distress. Not being amazed by the Supreme Lord which exists in some is a symptom of those who are spiritually unintelligent. Jesus indirectly proclaimed this doctrine when he told his disciples that John the Baptist was Elijah the Prophet reincarnated (Matthew 11:13-14, Matthew 17:10-13). Commentary by Sri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada of Gaudiya Sampradaya: Since Gitopanishad is largely based on the principles of the Upanishads, it is not surprising to also find this passage in the Katha Upanishad (1.2.7): sravanayapi bahubhir yo na labhyah --Bg 2.23. The verses of Bhagavad Gita are transcendental and not made of mundane sound. The Shlok depicts that the soul or Aatman is formless, shapeless, limitless and doesn’t possess any physical attributes, but it still exists. Even more recently, it has even been studied in serious scientific circles at major universities, exemplified by the works of Dr. Ian Stevenson and Dr. Jim Tucker, both at the University of Virginia. And someone, indeed, na, does not; veda, realize It; api, even; srutva, after hearing, seeing and speaking about It. The immortal soul is already by nature itself eternal. This is indicated by the word kascit meaning some. Reciting Shlokas of Bhagavad Gita awakens the soul to eternal knowledge. Even after listening, not even one understands This i.e., realises This. Others still misguided by erroneous conceptions and overpowered by false doctrines fail to realise the eternal soul even after correctly hearing about it, indicating that even with the opportunity of learning about the eternal soul does not insure that one can understand it fully. That is because we are not the material body, but the spiritual soul seated within. Thus they are of the same nature although there is modification during the intermediate stage from birth to death as is established in the Vedanta Sutra, II:XV,XVI of Vedavyasa which states: because of the existence of the cause, the effect is perceived; the effect is non-different from the cause although being posterior because it is existent in the cause. Repeating these verses does not cause boredom but increases peace in the mind. To share feedback or volunteer for this project, write to : "d i v a k a r (at) jkyog (dot) in", © 2014, Bhagavad Gita - The Song of God, by Swami Mukundananda. In the Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu it is said that although one who has a sincere desire to render loving service to the Supreme Lord is situated in the conditional state of material existence, he is to be considered liberated. It contains knowledge of five basic truths: Krishna (God), the individual soul, the material world, action in this world, and time. The German philosophers Goethe, Fichte, Schelling, and Lessing accepted it. It is estimated that within seven years, practically all the cells of the body change. Reciting Shlokas of Bhagavad Gita awakens the soul to eternal knowledge. When smell moves from one place to another, at that time air is always with it. Bhagavad Gita: You Are Not The Body 03/21/2012 04:18 pm ET Updated Jun 19, 2013 When I first came across this concept, in the Bhagavad Gita , about 20 years ago, I … He says, ‘O descendant of Bharata, this embodied Self’, etc. The King read out the sloka. Amazing indeed is the Supreme Lord and it is not possible to find any other comparable to Him. The writer also used various other scriptures like Bhram Samhita, Bhagvat Puran, Manu Smriti, etc. Men with a poor fund of knowledge and men who are not austere cannot understand the wonders of the individual atomic spark of spirit, even though it is explained by the greatest authority of knowledge, who imparted lessons even to Brahma, the first living being in the universe. Air and smell have an inseparable relationship. Bhagavad Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to Arjuna about 5000 years ago at the onset of the great war of Kurukshetra and their discussion is considered to be one of the most celebrated philosophical and religious dialogues known to man. Christian history informs us that, in the 553 AD, the Council of Nicaea, a conclave, was held to discuss the principle of reincarnation, and it was thereafter declared a heresy, apparently to increase the authority of the Church over the lives of the people. The slokas are from various chapters and text in Bhagavad Gita which are specified in each sloka, like the first sloka is taken from Chapter 1 and Text 1 so its serial number is 1.1. The Bhagavad Gita explains the concepts of Hindu Reincarnation and the eternal Soul. Virgil and Ovid regarded this doctrine as self-evident. Many people do not know the extent to which reincarnation was a part of the belief system of the Occidental philosophies as well. In fact, modern science informs us that cells within the body undergo regeneration—old cells die away and new ones take their place. The biggest fear in our … But it also requires a great deal of penance and sacrifice, either in this life or in the previous ones, before one is able to accept Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One realising the eternal soul by the understanding the truth found within the Vedic scriptures by the words of the spiritual master sees the eternal soul as amazing. As this is all in accordance with cosmic order there is certainly no reason to lament for this. For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He who speaks of It and the who hears of It is indeed rare among many thousands. Now, in the course of concluding the topic under discussion, [viz the needlessness of sorrow and delusion,from the point of view of the nature of things.] So when the correct understanding of birth and death is realized then what possibly is the necessity for lamentation as it is not befitting one who is situated in spiritual intelligence. This is being answered in, ‘Someone visualizes It as a wonder,’ etc. Belief in reincarnation is also found in many tribal societies around the world, in places such as Siberia, West Africa, North America, and Australia. The Lord explains the history of the Gita, His periodic descents to the material world, and the necessity of approaching a realized teacher. Commentary by Sri Madhvacharya of Brahma Sampradaya: The eternal soul being a infinitesimal portion of the Supreme Lord is never destroyed even during the repetitious connection and disconnection with the physical body. Within the mainstream Abrahamic faiths, mystics of the three major religions also supported reincarnation. The soul is birth-less, eternal, imperishable and timeless and is never destroyed when the body is destroyed. The spiritual knowledge of the soul, of God, and their relationship is both purifying and liberating. ascaryo ’sya jnata kusalanusistah. Your email address will not be published. I am the super soul seated in the hearts of all living entities. BG 2.13:
Shree Krishna draws Arjun’s attention to the fact that, since the body is constantly changing, in one lifetime itself, the soul passes through many bodies. śrutvāpy enaḿ veda na caiva kaścit. “Yes, the atma is truly astonishing.” The Lord then speaks this verse. by The Hare Krishna Movement in 108 Important Bhagavad-gita Sloka's Tags: 108 Bhagavad-gita sloka;s, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, As It Is, Macmillan 1972 Edition, sloka This is the list of 108 of the most important slokas from the Bhagavad-gita As It Is (1972 Macmillan Edition) by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. So how can it be reconciled that the something can be produced from nothing as those hypothesising that existence can manifest from the non-existent. Another will talk of the eternal soul as amazing and another will hear of the eternal soul as amazing. There he saw a sloka in the water on a palm leaf. Start your day with a nugget of timeless inspiring wisdom from the Holy Bhagavad Gita delivered straight to your email! The wise are not deluded by this. The King recognized that this was none other but his own Army General. The best book that explains Gita with the meaning of each word of Sanskrit shloka in Hindi and translates the full shloka in Hindi and then explains the whole meaning of the shloka. He is everlasting, present everywhere, … If we were to accept our origin as being non-existent then we can accept that the oil of sesame seeds is produced from sand but this has never been seen or heard. In Buddhism, the Buddha made references to his past lives repeatedly. In this verse, the word deha means “the body” and dehi means “possessor of the body,” or the soul. The scripture discusses the , 12/5/2013 Bhagavad Gita Slokas – Popular Slokas from the Bhagavad Gita with English Meaning. Sanskrit Shloka Without Transliteration Marks: ascarya-vat pasyati kascid enam Translation of Bhagavad Gita 2.29. Krishna represents the supreme soul, Arjuna represents the individual soul, and the battle represents the ethical and moral struggles of human life. Therefore, consciousness is the symptom of the soul. He explains that in one lifetime itself, we change bodies from childhood to youth to maturity and then to old age. Another meaning can be it is very rare. It is so because, as if by a rare chance, only some one observes [This]. This is also mentioned in the Old Testament (Malachi 4:5). This brief overview of the Bhagavad Gita, includes select shloka from each chapter frequently Such a one speaks of It to another. Posted by The Editor | Sep 13, 2012 | Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2 | 5,228 views. Just as the embodied soul continuously passes from childhood to youth to old age, similarly, at the time of death, the soul passes into another body. Commentary by Sri Adi Shankaracharya of Advaita Sampradaya: 2.29 ‘This Self under discussion is inscrutable. It’s beyond religion, it’s a way of life. So men look at the soul proper as wonderful either by constitution or by description. Commentary by Sri Keshava Kashmiri of Kumara Sampradaya: Even when the soul has departed from the physical body and no longer connected as is inevitable at the time of death and the bodies of respected elders like Bhishma are no longer perceptible still what is the necessity for grief? This is the list of 108 of the most important slokas from the Bhagavad-gita As It Is (1972 Macmillan Edition) by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The meaning and purport of this verse is the same as in the Bhagavad-gita, but here in this verse there is one special word, vipascit, which means learned or with knowledge. And this is more astonishing: though I am being enlightened by you, my lack of discernment does not go away.”. 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