SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
vāsāṁsi jīrṇāni yathā vihāya
navāni gṛhṇāti naro ’parāṇi
tathā śarīrāṇi vihāya jīrṇāny
anyāni saṁyāti navāni dehī
As, casting off worn out garments, man puts on other new ones, so doth the dweller of the body eschew worn out bodies and migrate to new ones.
We learn from the Śāstras that those who drop their bodies in a righteous war, receive other bodies of a surpassingly more blessed character. Such an event, in our opinion, is certainly matter for unmixed rejoicing, as is the case of one who doffs worn our raiment and dons a new and more decent one.
Again, now, the subject of the indestructibility of ātmā enounced in verse: “Know that that verily is indestructible, by which all this is pervaded” (II-17), is developed for better comprehension, and the subject is emphasized as follows:
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