GITA: LIFE MANAGEMENT MANUAL गीता: जीवन प्रबंध निदेशिका
GITA-GEET Chapter 2 (26-30)
गीता-गीत द्वितीय-अध्याय श्लोक(26-30)
ATTITUDE OF NOT TO GRIEVE
शोक न करने की प्रवृत्ति
मानते आत्मा को, नित्य जन्म ले, मरने के योग्य,
नहीं है फिर महाबाहो! कुछ भी विचारने के योग्य|
ऐसे जन्म है तो मृत्यु, मृत्यु है तो जन्म निश्चित,
तब न इसका उपाय, न कुछ शोक करने के योग्य||2-26,27||
अर्जुन! यहाँ सभी प्राणी न दिखते जन्म-से-पहले,
ये तो मध्य-काल में ही, स्वयं को प्रकट कर लें|
मरने के बाद में भी तो यह हमको नहीं दिखते,
तब शोक कर ही क्यों उनको अपने निकट कर लें||2-28||
निर्गुण निराकार आत्मा को देखना है आश्चर्य,
दूसरों के द्वारा कुछ भी तो कहना है आश्चर्य |
और आश्चर्यवत ही दूसरे भी हैं सुनते इसको,
सुनकर भी केवल कुछ ही तो जान पाते इसको||2-29||
देहधारी-आत्मा ही, नित्य सबके देह में रहती |
यह सदा अबध्य, किसी से कभी नहीं मरती ||
इसलिये हे अर्जुन! जगत में प्राणियों के लिए |
न कुछ शोक-योग्य, इन देह-धारियों के लिए||2-30||
Even if you think that the self is born and dies, then, O mighty-armed (Arjuna), you should not grieve.(2-26)
Because, the one who is born, will die and birth is certain for the one that has died. The events of death and re-birth are thus unavoidable, and one should not grieve for them. (2-27)
Beings are unmanifested in their beginning, manifested in their middle state, O Arjuna, and are unmanifested again in their end. What is there to grieve about? (2-28).
Someone visualizes It as a wonder; and similarly indeed, someone else talks of It as a wonder; and someone else hears of It as a wonder. Some see the soul as amazing, some describe it as amazing, and some hear of the soul as amazing, while others, even on hearing, cannot understand it at all.(2-29).
This dwelling in the bodies of all, can never be slain; so, Arjun! you should never mourn for anyone.(2-30)
LEARNIGS FROM GITA: As per Lord Krishna, one can’t deliver his best unless he is unattached. In order to be unattached, one should be aware of the basic concept of life. So, Lord Krishna began by conferring upon Arjuna the knowledge of the Atma, the all pervading Self, and showed him the insignificance of the human being in the infinite spectrum of Eternity and of the Universe. He urged Arjuna not to be a coward and grieve for any human-being because he is related to you. And thus He gave him courage to fight for Dharma or the principles of righteousness.
Reasoning For Not To Grieve:
- Each individual soul is bound by three bodies—gross body (physical body), subtle body, causal body. The physical body is a combination of the five elements. It is seen by the physical eyes only after the five elements have entered into such combination. After death, the soul discards its gross body, and departs with the subtle and causal bodies. the body disintegrates and the five elements go back to their source.
- Pot is made of mud. After breakage, the pot is again the mud only. There is no pot in the beginning and in the end. Even if you see the pot in the middle, you should think and feel that it is illusory and does not really exist. So also there is no body in the beginning and in the end.
The body can be seen only in the middle state. It can’t be seen before the birth or after the death of an individual. The relationship as son, friend, teacher, father, mother, wife, brother and sister is formed through the body on account of attachment and Moha-Asakti (delusion).
- Just as pilgrims unite and separate during the journey in train, bus or in a public inn, so also fathers, mothers, sons and brothers unite and separate in this world only.
This world is a very big public inn. People unite and separate after sometime. After one leaves the public inn and may not meet again. Nobody grieves for him.
- The soul, being a fragmental part of God, is more amazing than the things of the world because it is transcendental to material existence. Just as God is divine, its fragment, the soul, is also divine. For this reason, mere intellectual prowess is not enough to comprehend the soul,
- That which does not exist in the beginning and in the end must be considered illusory in the middle also.
- You must think and feel that the body does not really exist in the middle as well. He who thus understands the nature of the body and all human relationships based on it, will not grieve.