(2.1-2.38) The Yoga of Analytic Knowledge:
On the knowledge of the soul.
(2.39-2.72) The Yoga of Analytic Knowledge:
On the results of labor.
Verses 1, 11, 20 to 25, 27, 47 to 52, 62 & 63 and 66 to 68.
Sanjaya said: "Unto him [Arjuna], who was thus overwhelmed by compassion, having his eyes full of tears and lamenting, Madhusûdana [Krishna as the killer of Madhu] spoke the following words:
The Supreme Lord said:'You are lamenting about what is not worth the lamenting and you speak learned words as well - whether lives are lost or not, the wise never lament.
It is never born, nor does it ever die; never it came into existence nor will it cease to be - it will not take rebirth, it is unborn, eternal and permanent; it is the oldest and is never killed when the body is killed.
One who knows that this [soul] is the indestructible, always existing, which is unborn and immutable - how can that person, o Pârtha, be the cause of killing or be killed?
Just like giving up worn out garments and accepting new ones, does the embodied [soul] the same way give up old bodies and verily accept different new ones.
Never can this soul be cut to pieces, be burnt by fire; nor can it drown in water or wither in the wind.
This unbreakable soul that cannot be burned, dissolve in water or dry up, is surely everlasting, all-pervading, unchangeable, unmovable and primordial.
As one speaks like this of it as being invisible, inconceivable and stable, you should know very well that this soul never deserves lamentation.
Death is a certain fact for the one who is born and also is birth certain for the ones who died; they are matters unavoidable that therefore do not deserve your lamentation.
You certainly have the right to do your duty but not the claim over the fruits whenever; never see yourself as the cause of the results as you should never let attachment accompany a religious duty.
Do your work staying connected thus in giving up that association O Dhananjaya [Arjuna as the one conquering the wealth] and stay balanced in success and failure as the realization of this equanimity is what is called yoga.
Keep your self for sure far away from abominable acts with that intelligence of yoga, Dhanajana, in the full surrender of such consciousness - as it are the misers who try for the sake of the result.
One aligned in this intelligence can in this life get rid of both good and bad results, therefore, for the sake of yoga, engage being connected; that is the art in all activities.
Being immersed in working for this, aligned in the intelligence of giving up the results, liberated the great sages and devotees from the bondage of birth and death as they reached a position of being free from miseries.
When your intelligence surpasses the confusion of illusion, at that time you shall be indifferent about all this you are about to hear and have already heard of.
Facing sense-objects a person develops attachment.for those objects. From that attachment desire develops and from that desire anger [the drift of passion] arises.
From anger [losing one's order] one gets illusioned and from illusion the memory gets bewildered. With the memory disturbed one loses one's intelligence and from that loss of intelligence one falls down.
There can't be intelligence if one is not aligned to this and without that connectedness one will not be steady in ones respect; missing that peace how can one of such discontent be happy?
The mind by roaming with the senses surely becomes preoccupied [with the material interest] as the intelligence is taken away the way the wind takes a boat away on the water.
Therefore, o mighty armed, one who tied his senses down from their objects is of steady intelligence.
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