The sense-contacts it is, O son of Kunti, which cause heat and cold ; pleasure and pain ; they come and go, they are impermanent. Them endure bravely, O descendant of Bharata.
That wise man whom, verily, these afflict not, O chief of men, to whom pleasure and pain are same, he for immortality is fit.
Of the unreal no being there is ; there is no non being of the real. Of both these is the truth seen by the seers of the Essence.
But know that to be imperishable by which all this is pervaded. None can cause the destruction of That the inexhaustible.
These bodies of the embodied (Self) who is eternal, indestructible and unknowable, are said to have an end. Do fight, therefore, O descendant of Bharata.
Whoever looks upon him as the slayer, and whoever looks upon Him as the slain, both these know not aright. He slays not, nor is He slain.
He is not born, nor does He ever die ; after having been, He again ceases not to be ; nor the reverse. Unborn, eternal, unchangeable and primeval, He is not slain when the body is slain.
Bhagavad Gita 2:14-20
Translated from the original Sanskrit into English By Alladi Mahadeva Sastry
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