Today is my nineteen thousand, eight hundred and thirty third day alive in this body. I, the soul, have been dwelling inside this bodily vehicle as its driver since my conception.
The above Sanskrit text is verse thirteen from the second chapter of Bhagavad-gita. It is transliterated as follows:
dehino ’smin yatha dehe
kaumaram yauvanam jara
dhiras tatra na muhyati
The translation reads:
“As the embodied soul continually passes in this body from boyhood to youth and then to old age, similarly the soul also passes into another body at death. The self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.”
The words 'na muhyati' means never deluded. In other words, those who understand things as they are, can understand that reincarnation is taking place at every moment in this body. We change our body constantly as all the cells die off and are replaced.
So is it so difficult to understand that when this body is no longer inhabitable, we shake off the mortal coil and get a new one?
As my Spiritual Master Srila Prabhupada used to say : "Just try to understand".
Posted by Kurma on 5/4/07; 12:38:58 AM
from the dept.