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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 22

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 2 श्लोक 22

वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहाय
नवानि गृह्णाति नरोऽपराणि।
तथा शरीराणि विहाय जीर्णा
न्यन्यानि संयाति नवानि देही।।2.22।।

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

2.22. Just as rejecting the tattered garments, a man takes other new ones, in the same way, rejecting the decayed bodies, the embodied (Self) rightly proceeds to other new ones.

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

2.22 Vasamsi etc. just as a well - dressed person, on the destruction of his garment, gets himself dressed in another more suitable garment, and he does not perish on that account, in the same way the Self, dressed with different bodies [behaves].

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 2.22

Vaasaamsi jeernaani yathaa vihaayaNavaani grihnaati naro’paraani; Tathaa shareeraani vihaaya jeernaaNyanyaani samyaati navaani dehee.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 2.22

vāsānsi—garments; jīrṇāni—worn-out; yathā—as; vihāya—sheds; navāni—new; gṛihṇāti—accepts; naraḥ—a person; aparāṇi—others; tathā—likewise; śharīrāṇi—bodies; vihāya—casting off; jirṇāni—worn-out; anyāni—other; sanyāti—enters; navāni—new; dehī—the embodied soul