Bhagavad Gita 2.23 Explained with Ramana Maharshi’s Movie Screen Analogy

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The verse 23 of chapter 2 of Bhagavad Gita says, “Weapons cannot cut the Self, nor can fire burn it. Water cannot wet it, nor can the wind dry it.”

What is this Self? Self is neither the body nor the mind but the knower of the both. It is the pure witness. So whatever that happens doesn’t happen to the Self.

This topic has been already covered by me in many of my previous posts. To get a clear idea, go through the following posts:

Ramana Maharshi and the Cinema Screen Analogy

Sat-Chit-Ananda (Truth, Consciousness & Bliss) : Advaita Vedanta in 3 Infographics

Kshetra Kshetrajna Vibhaga Yoga (Bhagavad Gita: 13.2) – With Animated Yin Yang Images

Here is an animated video that explains this sloka:

 

 

 

Author: Shanmugam P

I am a blogger and a self-published author. My book "The Truth About Spiritual Enlightenment: Bridging Science, Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta" is a guide to the ultimate freedom, bliss and oneness. The book is based on my own experience. My book "Discovering God: Bridging Christianity, Hinduism and Islam" shows how all three major religions of the world lead to the same truth. I am a past student of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Golden Jubilee Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sankarnagar, Tirunelveli District.

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