Empty Days

Wednesday, June 23, 2004



Bhagavad Gita or Hamlet's dilemma.
The song of the Embodied-Vision, 18-20

These bodies, it is said, come to an end,
(But they belong) to an embodied one who is eternal,
indestructible, immeasurable,
Therefore, fight, O Bharata!

Both he who considers this to be slayer
And he who considers this to be slain,
Fail to understand: this neither slays nor is slain.

Nor is it ever born, nor dies,
Nor having come to be will it not be once again.
Unborn, eternal, everlasting,
This primeval one is not slain when the body is slain.
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Thus war is not the worst and neither is murder - it is this pathetic inability to die that should be cause enough for fear and trembling. Perchance to sleep... not even that, oh Prince of Danes.





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