अथ चैनं नित्यजातं नित्यं वा मन्यसे मृतम्।
तथापि त्वं महाबाहो नैवं शोचितुमर्हसि।।2.26।।
।।2.26।। और यदि तुम आत्मा को नित्य जन्मने और नित्य मरने वाला मानो तो भी? हे महाबाहो इस प्रकार शोक करना तुम्हारे लिए उचित नहीं है।।
Here the Supreme Lord Krishna gives Arjuna another reason not to lament for He states that even if one considers the eternal soul to be the same as the physical body which is subject to incessant births and deaths and not a separate and distinct reality; then still there is no need for grief because from birth the ageing of the physical body due to the passage of time leads to death and birth and death is a law of nature in the material existence and unavoidable.