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Quotes On Immortal Living From Hindu Scriptures

In Hindu scriptures, particularly in texts like the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, there are profound teachings on immortality and eternal living. Here are some quotes that reflect these concepts:

The intelligent Self is neither born nor does it die; it has not sprung from anything, nor has anything sprung from it. Birthless, eternal, undecaying, and ancient, it is not injured when the body is killed. (Katha Upanishad, 1.2.18)

Take you hold of this share of immortality, that you may reach old age without mishap. Spirit and life I now impart to you. Do not vanish into gloom and darkness; do not perish. (Atharva Veda, 8.2.1)

Come over into the light of the living, I draw you to a life of a hundred autumns. Freeing you from the bonds of death and malediction, I set you further on a longer life. (Atharva Veda, 8.2.2)

The three-eyed Bhagavan we worship, sweet augmenter of prosperity. As a (ripe) cucumber from its stem, so may we be freed from the bonds of death; (may we) never bereft of immortality. (Rig Veda, 7.59.12)

When the five-fold perception of yoga, arising from (concentrating the mind on) earth, water, fi re, air, and space, have appeared to the yogin, then he has become possessed of a body made of the fire of yoga, and he will not be touched by disease, old age, or death. (Shvetashvatara Upanishad, 2.12)

Bhagavad Gita:

"Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be."

"For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain."

"The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind."

"The soul is unbreakable and insoluble, and can be neither burned nor dried. It is everlasting, present everywhere, unchangeable, immovable, and eternally the same."

Katha Upanishad:

"The Self is never born, nor does It ever die; nor after once having been does It cease to be. It is birthless, eternal, imperishable, and timeless, and is never destroyed when the body is destroyed."

Mundaka Upanishad:

"The soul is the rider in the chariot that is the body. When it is in union with the body, senses, and mind, it is in the state of waking consciousness. When it is in union with the dream state, it becomes the dreamer. And when it is in union with deep sleep, it becomes one with that experience. But in reality, it is none of these; it is immortal, beyond all changes of the body and mind."

These quotes reflect the timeless wisdom of Hindu scriptures, emphasizing the eternal nature of the soul and its detachment from the transient experiences of the physical world.