Gita Verse

About Death and Dying, Don’t worry!

Just ignore Death

वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहाय नवानि गृह्णन्ति नरो`पराणी

तथा शरीराणि विहाय जीर्णान् अन्यानि संयाति नवानि देही

vâsânsi jîrṇâni yathâ vihâya navâni gŗḥṇâti naro’parâṇi

tathâ ṥarîrâṇi vihâya jîrṇân anyâni samyâti navâni dehî  2.22

People change clothes. People throw away old and torn clothes and get new ones. This is just the way you do with your body. Body comes and goes. Always think you are wearing the body like a cloth. You are not the body. You are different. Remember this truth always.

Mensen wisselen van kleding. Mensen gooien oude en gescheurde kleding weg en kopen nieuwe. Dit is precies de manier waarop je met je lichaam omgaat. Lichaam komt en gaat. Denk altijd dat je het lichaam als een kledingstuk draagt. Jij bent niet het lichaam. Jij bent anders. Onthoud deze waarheid altijd.

When the body becomes old, or diseased, it is discarded and a new one comes. That is all.

New life, new experience, new world.

Give up the fear of death and dying.

Death is just a change of the external cover.

This is what Vedanta teaches us. To be strong.

The only fear we have is the fear of extiniction. But nothing becomes extinct.