The Self is Never Born: Bhagavad-Gita 2.20

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na jaayate mriyate vaa kadaachin-
naayaM bhuutwaa bhavitaa vaa na bhuuyaH |
ajo nityaH shaashwato.ayam puraaNo
na hanyate hanyamaane shariire ||

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The Self is never born, nor does It ever die;
never It came into existence nor will It cease to be –
It will not take rebirth, It is unborn, eternal and changeless;
It is timeless and is never killed when the body is killed (BG 2.20)

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Several Gita sources for English transliteration of the sanskrit, for English translation of the words and purport are utilized to create these Holy Gita Inspirations. It includes an eclectic yoga, as it were, among several sources, Swami Chinmayananda, Swamy Gambiranda, Prabhupada, and Swami Sivananda,  each coming from slightly different traditions, fueled by One Spirit.  If you go to the links, you can find additional articles there to enhance your appreciation and understanding of this shloka or verse from the Holy Gita.

http://sss.vn.ua/bh_g_eng.htm#Chapter%20XI

https://luthar2.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/bgita.pdf

http://www.bhagavad-gita.org/Gita/intro.html

http://www.srimadbhagavatam.org/gita/contents.html

One thought on “The Self is Never Born: Bhagavad-Gita 2.20

  1. A most profound verse from the Bhagavad-Gita. I love the OM picture in this article. Beautiful visual depiction of the sacred symbol.

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