देही नित्यमवध्योऽयं देहे सर्वस्य भारत |
तस्मात्सर्वाणि भूतानि न त्वं शोचितुमर्हसि || 2-30||

dehī nityam avadhyo ’yaṁ dehe sarvasya bhārata
tasmāt sarvāṇi bhūtāni na tvaṁ śhochitum arhasi

 

O Arjuna, You are the Atman. You dwell inside this body. Similarly, all the different Atmans live in different bodies. The Atman or soul is eternal and indestructible. But the bodies keep on changing. So you should not sorrow over the destruction of the covering called your own body or those of others.

O Arjuna, jij bent de Atman. Je woont in dit lichaam. Evenzo leven alle verschillende Atmans in verschillende lichamen. De Atman of ziel is eeuwig en onverwoestbaar. Maar de lichamen blijven veranderen. U moet dus geen verdriet hebben over de vernietiging van de bedekking die uw eigen lichaam of die van anderen wordt genoemd.

 

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