Understanding Gita – 25

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga

Shloka 29-30

TEXT 29

āścarya-vat paśyati kaścid enam
āścarya-vad vadati tathaiva cānya
āścarya-vac cainam anya śṛṇoti
śrutvāpy ena veda na caiva kaścit

SYNONYMS

āścaryavatamazing; paśyatisee; kaścitsome; enamthis soul; āścaryavatamazing; vadatispeak; tathāthere; evacertainly; caalso; anya—others; āścaryavatsimilarly amazing; caalso; enamthis soul; anyaothers; śṛṇotihear; śrutvāhaving heard; apieven; enamthis soul; veda—do know; nanever; caand; evacertainly; kaścitanyone.

Text Source – “http://prabhupadabooks.com/bg

Some see this soul as amazing.
Some speak about this as amazing.
Some hear about him as amazing.
While others even after hearing about him do not know him at all.

Some who get to see this soul find him amazing. Some talk about him and some listen about him(in talks and discourses) as amazing. Experiencing the soul is an amazing experience. And different people describe it differently. Some even after hearing about the soul will never venture into understanding him at all. 

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TEXT 30

dehī nityam avadhyo ‘ya
dehe sarvasya bhārata
tasmāt sarvāi bhūtāni
na tva śocitum arhasi

SYNONYMS

dehīthe owner of the material body; nityameternally; avadhyacannot be killed; ayamthis soul; dehein the body; sarvasyaof everyone; bhārata—O descendant of Bharata; tasmāttherefore; sarvāiall; bhūtāniliving entities (that are born); nanever; tvamyourself; śocitum —to lament; arhasideserve.

Text Source – “http://prabhupadabooks.com/bg

The embodied is eternal and cannot be killed. This soul is in everybody’s body. Therefore you need not lament on any living entity.

Sri Krishna concludes teaching on the soul by saying that this soul is eternal and is in everybody’s body and this cannot be killed. So there is no need to lament.

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