The Embodied Self……!!!

Sri Krishn has preached in Bhagwad Geeta:
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vāsānsi jīrṇāni yathā vihāya navāni gṛhṇāti naro’parāṇi,
tathā śarīrāṇi vihāya jīrṇāny anyāni sanyāti navāni dehī
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“Like a man who puts on new garments after discarding his worn out clothes, the embodied Self, also, casts off tattered bodies and transmigrates into other bodies that are new.’’
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The Soul rejects bodies that have been ravaged by old age or some other disease and dresses himself in new apparel just as a man throws away old, torn clothes and puts on new clothes. But if new clothing is needed only when the fabric of old clothes is weakened, why do young children die?

These “garments” have yet to grow and evolve.The body rests on sanskar, the impressions from action attained in the course of a previous existence. When the store of sanskar is depleted, the Self discards the body. If the sanskar is of two days’ duration only, the body will be on the brink of death on the second day itself. Beyond sanskar there is not even a single breath of life; sanskar is the body and the Self assumes a new body according to his sanskar. According to the Chandogya Upanishad,” A man is primarily his will. As is his will in this life, so does he become when he departs from it.”It is the firmness of his will in one life that determines what a man will be in the next. Man is thus born in bodies that are shaped by his own will. So death is a mere physical change: the Self does not die.

Sri Krishn says:

“Most Revered Gurudev*

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nai’nam chindanti śastrāṇi
nai’nam dahati pāvakaḥ,
na cai’nam kledayanty āpo
na śoṣayati mārutaḥ
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‘‘This Self is neither pierced by weapons, nor burnt by fire, nor made damp by water, nor dried up by wind.’’
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Weapons cannot cleave the Self. Fire cannot singe him. He cannot also be drenched by water, nor withered by wind.

HE adds further:
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acchedyo’yam adāhyo’yam akledyo’śoṣya eva ca,
nityaḥ sarvagataḥ sthāṇur acalo’yam sanātanaḥ
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“The Self, which cannot be pierced or burnt or made wet or faded, is uninterrupted, all-pervasive, constant, immovable, and eternal.’’

The Self cannot be cut or pierced through; he cannot be burnt; and he cannot be soaked. Even the whole firmament cannot contain him within its expanse. The Self is beyond doubt, ever-fresh, omnipresent, immovable, constant, and everlasting.

The Self alone is eternal.That which is eternal is so strong and impregnable that arms cannot pierce it, fire cannot burn it, and water cannot wet it. Nothing that belongs to the material world can touch it. That is why the spiritually adept Sri Krishn refutes and points out that the Self alone is perpetual. If we do not know the way to this embodied God, we are yet uninitiated into the spirit of Sanatan Dharm.

As expounded by Swami Adgadanand Paramhans,Most revered Gurudev. 

Humble Wishes!!!


About Mrityunjayanand

Still like a newly borne baby, crying in lap of most revered Gurudev with closed eyes. I know nothing more than this "About Me". This given name "Mrityunjayanand" is HIS blessing. Each word being shared here is HIS grace, blessings, teachings where I stand simply as HIS mouthpiece and nothing is here on or of my own. My efforts to spread HIS divine and intuitive teachings are HIS instructions and my humble services in lotus feet of most revered Gurudev. Humble Wishes!!!
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