You all have heard about the epic tale of Mahabharat. How Lord Krishna helped the 5 brothers to win the war and explained the life lessons with such ease. Whatever he taught Arjuna is depicted in the form of shlokas in the Bhagavad Gita and was written by Veda Vyasa. Every shloka comes with a life lesson and will change the way you have been looking at life all along.
Today, I come with another shloka that we all need to learn.
What is our biggest fear? Ghost? Accidents? Failure? No, its death. We all fear death the most. So how do we let go of that fear? Let’s ask Lord Krishna.
The verse says, “Our soul is never born and neither does it die. Nor once existed, nor does it cease to exist. The soul does not take birth, is eternal, immortal, indestructible, and ageless. It is not destroyed when our body is destroyed.”
Have you heard of it before? Probably yes. But have you ever thought of it? Today as we talk about it, I will try slowly to let you embrace the reality of death without fear.
Let us see the basic nature of our soul. The soul is devoid of the following transformations: Existence in the womb, birth, growth, procreation, diminution, and death. Only the body transforms through these stages. The soul only has one form and it changes bodies but never dies.
You are the soul and not this body. So when you are not attached to this body, you never die actually. You always have existed in one form or another and will always be. Birth, growth, and death are the stages of this body. The immortal soul is eternal by nature.
Arjuna while fighting in the war worries about killing so many people. He gets caught up in this world affair. To this, Lord Krishna explains the concept of aatma, i.e. soul to Arjuna. He explains that as long as we have our attention on this world we will keep suffering.
Lord Krishna says that it is impossible to capture the infinite. Thus we use indicators to explain aatma.
~ The summarise aatma can never be created nor be destroyed. And we have burst the biggest myth that we die, is actually in fact false. The body we are currently in dies and sure we leave this world but our soul is eternal.
The more you think about it, the more you can let go of your fear of death. Krishna says, do your karma which you are meant to do, let go of fears and live your life fully. Isn’t that what we all should be doing?