नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावकः। श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता

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नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावकः। श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता

इस उपर्युक्त आत्माको शस्त्र नहीं काटते अभिप्राय यह कि अवयवरहित होनेके कारण तलवार आदि शस्त्र इसके अङ्गोंके टुकड़े नहीं कर सकते।

नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावकः। श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता
नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावकः। श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता


वैसे ही अग्नि इसको जला नहीं सकता अर्थात् अग्नि भी इसको भस्मीभूत नहीं कर सकता।

जल इसको भिगो नहीं सकता क्योंकि सावयव वस्तुको ही भिगोकर उसके अङ्गोंको पृथक्पृथक् कर देनेमें जलकी सामर्थ्य है। निरवयव आत्मामें ऐसा होना सम्भव नहीं।


उसी तरह वायु आर्द्र द्रव्यका गीलापन शोषण करके उसको नष्ट करता है अतः वह वायु भी इस स्वस्वरूप आत्माका शोषण नहीं कर सकता

नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावकः। श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता

शरीर को नींद की नहीं, बल्कि आराम की जरूरत होती है

नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावकः। श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता

The invisible object can always be explained by sight objects. By definition, that object will remain unknown. Here too, Lord Shri Krishna describes the imperishable self-realization to Arjuna and to the familiar vicious ever-changing world. It is well known that destruction of things is possible through weapons etc. or by means of destroying nature, fire, water and air. The soul cannot be destroyed by any of these means.


Weapons cannot cut it. It is well known that an ax can cut down trees etc., but it cannot hurt any kind of fire or air. The theory is that gross means cannot destroy a finer object than itself. That is why it is only natural that the soul, which is even more subtle than the smallest element of the sky, cannot be destroyed by weapons.


Fire cannot burn, fire can burn things other than itself, but it can never burn itself. Burning is the religion of fire and she cannot destroy her religion in its true form. The thing to consider is that the fire while in the sky burns the things located in the sky, but never the sky.

Then how helpless will she find herself in burning even the smallest soul from the sky According to the theory described earlier, water cannot be wet, we can also understand that water cannot moisten or wet the soul and cannot submerge it. Both of these are possible for a material object with some substance and not for the universal form of self-realization.

Air cannot dry, whatever is wet can be exploited to make it dry. Nowadays, many means are available to keep vegetables and food items safe by drying water. But there is no part of water in self-realization because it is a monotheistic form, then there is no possibility of its destruction by being exploited by air.


Apart from the simple meaning of these words, this verse also has a serious meaning which Lord Shri Krishna makes more clear in the next verse why and how self-realization is eternal.
Why and how this soul is eternal, it can be identified with the eternal form.

नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावकः। श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता