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Acchedyo’yam adahyo’yam 2.24



acchedyo ’yam adāhyo ’yam akledyo ’śoṣya eva ca

nityaḥ sarva-gataḥ stāṇur acalo ’yaṁ sanātanaḥ


acchedyo ’yam – you giving from hands or through the payment of I am to

adāhyo ’yam – realize the profit gained, collect the value of I am 

akledyo – wish/desire/reckoning 

śoṣya – the remainder

eva – surely 

ca  – also

nityaḥ – this is constant in

sarva-gataḥ – the past of the entire

stāṇur – their place in life 

acalo ’yaṁ – stable/firm

sanātanaḥ – hence enternal 

Full meaning:

You giving from hands or through the payment of I am to realize realize the profit gained, collect the value of I am, our wish/desire/reckoning the remainder surely. Also, this is constant in the past of the entire, their place in life, stable firm, hence eternal.

What is constant or controlling our place in life through birth, life and death in eternal.  This is what religion tells us about one’s place in life. However, this is also the religion of dharma, people are in the place and position to oversee to their duty of being in that position and not using that status to show superiority and or discriminate. This is not what we know of psychology and sociology of people and or the socio economic status of people. The study of psychology this day an age is such that anything is possible for any one, and we connect to people through shared experiences like school and television. Sociology is the study of people and the generalizations that help us address the disparities that exist. Our world is not without unfairness seen and unseen. However, what is the truth of our bodies (also race), and our place in life be it that eternal truth that is the constant throughout our existence. 

What does it say in Gita. It is entirely different from my understanding or interpretation of it. 

It says, he cannot be cut or burnt. He can neither be wetted nor dried. Eternal, all pervading, immovable and motionless, he is the same for ever. 

So, if it is saying “he,” then clearly all of these things can happen to the body. 

Now, in the version below (see link), that “he” becomes  “the soul” (the atma). Now, one there is no word for atma or the soul in the entire verse. Two, how can we say that the soul is unbreakable and incombustible; it can neither be dampened nor dried? Or that it is everlasting, in all places, unalterable, immutable, and primordial. We cannot prove that it is unbreakable or incombustible, and are these words of God or giving us that understanding. What is everlasting maybe is the spirit. The soul is unalterable and immutable literally speaking maybe we even know that however, why then are we going through the cycle of birth and death? Why do we have expressions relating to soul that we do, because soul recognizes. It is premordial? I might be in agreement here.

This verse is talking about payment to and the profit of belief in God, reckoning of the fulfillment of our desires, that is constant or controlling our lives and our place, hence also the name eternal in the  name of the religion Sanatana Dharma. Who we are and what is gained is the pricelessness of this religion.