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Bhagavad Gita Chanting - 1st Set

posted Nov 23, 2017, 3:16 PM by Parshu Ananth   [ updated Jan 20, 2018, 7:37 PM ]
dhrtarastra uvaca
dharma-ksetre kuru-ksetre samaveta yuyutsavah
mamakah pandavas caiva kim akurvata sanjaya
Dhrtarastra said: O Sanjaya, after my sons and the sons of Pandu assembled in the place of pilgrimage at Kuruksetra, desiring to fight, what did they do?
karpanya-dosopahata-svabhavah  prcchami tvam dharma-sammudha-cetah
yac chreyah syan niscitam bruhi tan me  sisyas te 'ham sadhi mam tvam prapannam
Now I am confused about my duty and have lost all composure because of miserly weakness. In this condition I am asking You to tell me for certain what is best for me. Now I am Your disciple, and a soul surrendered unto You. Please instruct me.
sri-bhagavan uvaca
asocyan anvasocas tvam  prajna-vadams ca bhasase
gatasun agatasums ca  nanusocanti panditah
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: While speaking learned words, you are mourning for what is not worthy of grief. Those who are wise lament neither for the living nor for the dead.
na tv evaham jatu nasam  na tvam neme janadhipah
na caiva na bhavisyamah  sarve vayam atah param
Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.
dehino 'smin yatha dehe  kaumaram yauvanam jara
tatha dehantara-praptir  dhiras tatra na muhyati
As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change.
matra-sparsas tu kaunteya  sitosna-sukha-duhkha-dah
agamapayino 'nityas  tams titiksasva bharata
O son of Kunti, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.
na jayate mriyate va kadacin  nayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah
ajo nityah sasvato 'yam purano  na hanyate hanyamane sarire
For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.
vasamsi jirnani yatha vihaya  navani grhnati naro 'parani
tatha sarirani vihaya jirnany  anyani samyati navani dehi
As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.
nainam chindanti sastrani  nainam dahati pavakah
na cainam kledayanty apo  na sosayati marutah
The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind.
jatasya hi dhruvo mrtyur  dhruvam janma mrtasya ca
tasmad apariharye 'rthe  na tvam socitum arhasi
One who has taken his birth is sure to die, and after death one is sure to take birth again. Therefore, in the unavoidable discharge of your duty, you should not lament.
dehi nityam avadhyo 'yam  dehe sarvasya bharata
tasmat sarvani bhutani  na tvam socitum arhasi
O descendant of Bharata, he who dwells in the body can never be slain. Therefore you need not grieve for any living being.