Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 21

Sanskrit Verse


वेदाविनाशिनं नित्यं य एनमजमव्ययम् |
कथं स पुरुष: पार्थ कं घातयति हन्ति कम् ||

Transliteration


Vedaavinaashinam nityam ya enam ajam avyayam
katham sa purushah paartha kam ghaatayati hanti kam

English Translation


O Arjuna, how can he who knows self to be indestructible, eternal, unborn, inexhaustible think that the self can slay another? whom does it slay?

Commentary & Explanation


Topics:Lord Krishna Wise Men Soul Killing

Glossary

VedaKnowledge(n); knows(v)
AvinaashinamIndestructible
NityamAlways; eternal
YahOne who
EnamThis (self)
AjamUnborn
AvyayamInexhaustible
KathamHow
SahHe; that
PurushahMan; person
PaarthaSon of Prita(Arjuna)
KamWhom
GhaatayatiCauses to be slain
HantiKills
KamWhom