Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 22

Sanskrit Verse


वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहाय
नवानि गृह्णाति नरोऽपराणि |
तथा शरीराणि विहाय जीर्णा
न्यन्यानि संयाति नवानि देही ||

Transliteration


Vsssssmsi jeernaani yathaa vihaaya
navaani grihnaati naro-aparaani
tathaa shareeraani vihaaya jeernaanya
nyaani sanyaati navaani dehee

English Translation


Just as a person casts away the old and worn-out clothes and dons new ones, so the embodied soul forsakes the old body, enter the new ones.

Commentary & Explanation


Topics:Lord Krishna Soul Reincarnation Material Body Symbolism

Glossary

VaasaansiClothes
JeernaaniOld and worn out; used up;
YathaaAs it is
VihaayaCast away; giving up; shedding
NavaaniNew
GrihnaatiTakes; accepts
NarahMan; person
AparaaniOthers
TathaSimilarly; same way; so
ShareeraaniBodies
VihaayaGiving up
JirnaaniWorn-out
AnyaaniOther
SamyatiEnters
NavaaniNew
DeheeThe embodied