Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chapter 2 Verse 20

Chapter 2, Verse 20

"They are never born,
And they never die.
They are in eternity.
They are for evermore.
Never-born and eternal,
Beyond times gone or to come,
They do not die when their bodies die."

Srila Prabhupada:

"The body is subject to six kinds of transformations. It takes birth from the womb of the mother's body, remains for some time, grows, produces some effects, gradually dwindles, and at last vanishes into oblivion. The soul, however, is not born, but, because it takes on a material body, the body takes birth. The soul does not take birth, and the soul does not die. Anything which has birth also has death."

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi:

"The immutable eternal life remains present through the ever-changing phases of the bodies which it inhabits."

Eckhart Tolle:

"When you walk through a forest that has not been tamed and interfered with by humanity, you will see not only abundant life all around you, but you will also encounter fallen trees and decaying trunks, rotting leaves, and decomposing matter at every step. Wherever you look, you will find death as well as life. Upon closer scrutiny, however, you will discover that the decomposing tree trunk and rotting leaves not only give birth to new life, but are full of life themselves. Microorganisms are at work constantly as molecules rearrange themselves. So death isn't to be found anywhere. There is only the metamorphosis of life forms. What can you learn from this? Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal."

Srila Prabhupada:

"There are two kinds of souls...namely, the minute particle-soul and the Supersoul. This is confirmed in The Katha Upanishad: 'Both the Supersoul (Paramatma) and the atomic soul (Jivatma) are situated on the same tree of the body within the same heart of the living being.' Krishna is the fountainhead of the Supersoul and Arjuna is the atomic soul, forgetful of his real nature. Therefore he requires to be enlightened by Krishna."

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