Many occasions for rejoicing will arise and many occasions for grief, but to you who are the best of all persons I reveal this truth, that those who learn to be equal to both become eligible to obtain admission into the life everlasting. (15)
Those who have obtained a profound vision of reality by studying what is temporary and what is eternal, have reached the conclusion that that which has no permanent basis can have no real existence, whereas that which is eternal and substantial can never pass into non-existence. (16)
Each living being is indestructible and beyond limitation; the eternal self shall continue though each body must no doubt meet its end. Therefore you should proceed to carry out your responsibilities as your great ancestor Bharata would desire you to do. (18)
Those who imagine that the self can be killed and who seek to classify the various causes of death fail to understand the truth. In fact the living beings cannot die and therefore, nothing can kill them. (19)
The eternal spiritual personality of each individual being never takes birth and will never die. Since they are, they shall never stop being. They are beyond mundane origin and are everlasting; they are ancient yet ever-youthful and even when these bodies become ash, they survive still in tact. (20)
My beloved Arjuna, for a person who has realised the imperishable quality of the eternal spiritual personalities of all living beings and who knows them to have no point of origination or termination, how can the question of killing and being killed arise? (21)
Thanks for posting these, Sitadevi. Please keep them coming. Also if you get a chance, tell us who Vijaya Acharya is. What lineage does he come in? What sort of sadhana does he do? Just curious, mind you. Not judgmental.
"Vijaya Acharya" is Iskcon's Jayatirtha Das/Swami (James Immel), aka Bhakti Vijaya Tirtha, Srila Tirthapada, etc.