Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 19

Sanskrit Verse


य एनं वेत्ति हन्तारं यश्चैनं मन्यते हतम् |
उभौ तौ न विजानीतो नायं हन्ति न हन्यते ||

Transliteration


Ya enam vetti hantaaram yash chainam manyate hatam
ubhau tau na vijaaneeto naayam hanti na hanyate

English Translation


He who thinks self as the slayer or he who thinks self can be slain- neither of them know the truth. Self does not kill, nor can it be killed.

Commentary & Explanation


Topics: Soul Immortality Death Killing

Glossary

YahHe who; anyone;one who
EnamThis; this self
VettiKnows
HantaaramThe slayer; the killer
ChaAnd
EnamThis; this self
ManyateBelieves; thinks; regards
HatamKilled; slain
UbhauBoth
TauThey, those
NaNever; no; not
VijaaneetahKnow; knowledge
NaNever
AyamThis
HantiKills; slays
NaNor
HanyateIs killed; is slain