Tuesday, May 27, 2014

[gita-talk] The Bhagavad Gita - Daily Message - 15/8


||   Shree Hari   ||

Fifteenth Chapter

||   15 / 8   ||

śarīraṁ yadavāpnoti yaccāpyutkrāmatīśvaraḥ

gṛhītvaitāni saṁyāti vāyurgandhānivāśayāt

Just as the wind carries the scents from their places, so does the Jiva assuming 

itself as the Lord of the body etc. carries the senses along with mind from the body it 

leaves behind, and takes to the body it acquires. 

In fact, it is not possible for the pure sentient soul-- to acquire a body and to 

renounce a body and to migrate to another body, because It is immobile and pervades 

everywhere (Gītā 2/17, 24). To enter into a body and to renunciate, it is possible only by 

an entity which stays in one place, whereas Atma is totally unaffected by place or time. 

But when Atma identifies Itself with the body, an evolute of Nature i.e., It assumes the 

body to 'me' and 'mine' then coming-going of the subtle body is said to be coming- going 

The reason of giving the example of wind here is that Jiva is untainted just like 

the wind is untainted. Even though It is associated with the body in fact it remains 

untainted. as It is-- 'śarīrastho'pi kaunteya na karoti na lipyate' (Gita 13/31).

From "Gita Prabodhani" in Hindi by Swami Ramsukhdasji




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