"Jātasya hi dhruvo mṛityur dhruvaṁ janma mṛitasya cha
Tasmād aparihārye ’rthe na tvaṁ śhochitum-arhasi"
Translation in English:
"One who has taken birth is sure to die, and after death, one is sure to be born again. Therefore, in an inevitable situation, you should not lament, O Arjuna."
Meaning in Hindi:
"जो जन्म लेता है, वह निश्चित रूप से मरना ही है और मरने के बाद निश्चित रूप से पुनर्जन्म लेना ही है। इसलिए, इस अटल प्रकृति के कारण तुम्हें शोक करने का कोई कारण नहीं है, हे अर्जुन!"
In this verse, Lord Krishna gives a deep insight into the cycle of life and death. He explains to Arjuna that birth and death are inevitable aspects of existence. Everyone who is born is bound to die, and after death, rebirth is certain.
Lord Krishna advises Arjuna not to mourn or complain about this natural cycle of life and death. He reminds Arjuna that this is an immutable reality, an inescapable truth. Instead of mourning, Arjuna should accept this eternal process with calmness and understanding.
This teaching encourages us to recognize the impermanence of the physical body and the eternal nature of the soul. The soul, which is eternal, undergoes a continuous cycle of birth and death, takes new forms and experiences different lives.
By understanding this eternal cycle, we can develop a broader perspective on life. We understand that death is not the end, but rather a transition to another phase of existence. This understanding helps us detach from the temporary nature of the physical world and focus on our spiritual growth.
Lord Krishna's teaching in this verse invites us to accept the inevitability of birth and death and find solace in the realization that the soul is immortal. It encourages us to live in the present moment and use this human experience with an eternal perspective in mind.
By accepting the cycle of life and death, we can approach challenges and losses with greater flexibility and acceptance. We can free ourselves from excessive attachment to the physical world and develop a deeper connection with our spiritual nature. This verse teaches us the importance of accepting the greater cosmic order and finding peace in the face of life's inevitable changes. It reminds us to focus on our spiritual journey and strive for self-realization, knowing that the soul transcends the boundaries of birth and death.