In this post, Slokas From Gita (Nos.13-14)(Ch.2), the text of Bhagavat Gita narrated. Slokas From Gita (Nos.13-14)(Ch.2) consists of the 13th and 14th Slokas of CH.2. Observing the Army on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra from the Gita.
dehino ‘smin yatha dehe
kaumaram yauvanam jara
dhiras tatra na muhyati
During the growing of the body from childhood to young and then to old age, the soul continually travels this journey with the body until death when it shifts to another body. A perfectly conscious soul does not maze with this change.
As because every living being is an individual soul, each is changing his body every moment, manifesting time to time as a child, as a youth, and as an old man.
Even though the same spirit soul is there and does not undergo any change. By the death of a person, this individual soul finally changes the body. It transmigrates to another body; and since it is sure to have another body in the next birth—either material or spiritual—there was no cause for sorrow by Arjuna on account of death, neither for Bhisma nor for Drona, for whom he was so much thinking. Better, he should be happy in their changing bodies from old to new ones, thereby feel younger for their energy.
Such changes in the body account for varieties of enjoyment as well as suffering, according to one’s work in life. So, noble souls like Bhisma and Drona were surely going to have either spiritual body in a new life. So, in either case, there was no cause for grief.
A man with perfect knowledge of the constitution of the individual soul, the Supersoul, and nature—both material and spiritual—called a dhira or a soberest man. Such a man never deceived by the change of body.
The incident of reflection can be an example to understand that the Supersoul is present in each and every individual body and known as the Paramatma, which is different from the individual living body. When the sky reflects in the water, the reflections can be seen in all sun, moon, and stars also. While can be taken as the living entities and the sun or the moon to the Supreme Lord. While Arjuna represented the individual fragmental spirit soul and Personality of Godhead Sri Krsna. Represent the Supreme Soul.
If Arjuna is on the same level as Krsna, and Krsna is not superior to Arjuna, then their relationship of instructor and instructed becomes meaningless. If both of them are deceived by the illusory energy (maya), then there is no need for one being the instructor and the other the instructed.
So, it can be concluded and is admitted that Lord Krsna is the Supreme Lord, superior in position to the living entity, Arjuna, who is a forgotten soul deceived by maya.
matra-sparsas tu kaunteya
tams titiksasva bharata
O son of Kunti, as winter and summer come turn by turn happiness and distress also come turn by turn. It is a matter of perception as to how you see it. You must learn to tolerate these changes.
In the right discharge of responsibility, one has to learn how to tolerate nonpermanent appearances and disappearances of happiness and distress. According to Vedic injunction, one has to take his bath early in the morning even at some point of the month of Magha (January-February). It may be very cold at that time, however, regardless of that, a person who abides by the spiritual ideas does now no longer hesitate to take his bath. Similarly, a lady does now no longer hesitate to cook in the kitchen in the months of May and June, the hottest part of the summertime season. One has to execute his responsibility regardless of climatic inconveniences. Similarly, to combat is the spiritual precept of the Kshatriyas, and even though one has to combat with a few pal or relatives, one ought to now no longer deviate from his prescribed responsibility.
One has to observe the prescribed guidelines and rules of spiritual ideas so as to rise up to the platform of information due to the fact by knowledge and devotion only can one release himself from the clutches of Maya (illusion). The distinctive names of addresses given to Arjuna also are significant. To address him as Kaunteya indicates his excellent blood relations from his mother’s side, and to address him as Bharata indicates his greatness from his father’s side. He has an excellent historical past from both sides of his parents. An excellent historical past brings obligation in the matter of proper discharge of duties; therefore, he can’t keep away from the fighting.