What is the meaning of the verse 2.29 from the Bhagavad Gita?

By Sunil Kumar

This verse is attempting to describe the different notions about the soul; depending on the nature of men. Broadly, most Indic philosophy and the Bhagavad Gita describe men to be under the influence of the three gunas; sattva, rajas and tamas. Understanding the soul is a matter of spiritual subtlety or “samkhya” in the language of the Bhagavad Gita.

There were/are atheists/agnostics who refuse to believe in the soul etc. The end of the verse is attempting to describe them; even on hearing, they cannot understand it at all. Most interpretations of the Bhagavad Gita stress on this. The ISKCON movement stresses on Krishna consciousness. Happy Janmashtami!

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