Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 20

Sanskrit Verse


न जायते म्रियते वा कदाचि
न्यायं भूत्वा भविता वा न भूय: |
अजो नित्य: शाश्वतोऽयं पुराणो
न हन्यते हन्यमाने शरीरे ||

Transliteration


Na jaayate mriyate vaa kadaachin
naayam bhootvaa bhavitaa vaa na bhooyah
ajo nityah shaashvato ayam puraano
na hanyate hanyamaane shareere

English Translation


The self is never born, nor does it ever die, nor having come into existence will it ever cease to be. Self is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, primeval. It is not slain when the body is killed.

Commentary & Explanation


Topics:Lord Krishna Existence Soul Material Body Killing

Glossary

NaNot
JaayateIs born; takes birth
MriyateNever dies
KadaachitAt any time
NaNot
AyamThis self
BhootvaaHaving come into existence
BhavitaaWill be
NaNot
BhooyahAnymore; further; has come to be
AjahUnborn
NityahEternal
ShaashvatahPermanent; immortal; changeless
AyamThis
PuraanahPrimeval; old; ancient
NaNot
HanyateIs killed/ destroyed
HanyamaaneBeing killed