वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहाय
नवानि गृह्णाति नरोऽपराणि |
तथा शरीराणि विहाय जीर्णा-
न्यन्यानि संयाति नवानि देही ||२-२२||


vāsāṃsi jīrṇāni yathā vihāya navāni gṛhṇāti naro.aparāṇi .
tathā śarīrāṇi vihāya jīrṇāni anyāni saṃyāti navāni dehī ||2-22||



2.22. Just as rejecting the tattered garments, a man takes other new ones, in the same way, rejecting the decayed bodies, the embodied (Self) rightly proceeds to other new ones.

Shri Purohit Swami

2.22 As a man discards his threadbare robes and puts on new, so the Spirit throws off Its worn-out bodies and takes fresh ones.

Sri Abhinav Gupta

2.22 Vasamsi etc. just as a well - dressed person, on the destruction of his garment, gets himself dressed in another more suitable garment, and he does not perish on that account, in the same way the Self, dressed with different bodies [behaves].

Sri Ramanuja

2.22 That those who give up their bodies in a righteous war get more beauteous bodies than before, is known through the scriptures. Casting off worn-out garments and taking new and beautiful ones, can be only a cause of joy, as seen here in the world in the case of new garments.

Once again Sri Krsna emphasises for easy understanding the indestructibility of the self, taught before: ‘Know that to be indestructible by which all this is pervaded’ (II.17) and confirms it thus:

Sri Shankaracharya

2.22 Yatha, as in the world; vihaya, after rejecting jirnani, wornout; vasamsi, clothes; narah, a man grhnati, takes up; aparani, other; navani, new ones; tatha, likewise, in that very manner; vihaya, after rejecting; jirnani, wornout; sarirani, bodies; dehi, the embodied one, the Self which is surely unchanging like the man (in the example); samyati, unites with; anyani, other; navani, new ones. This is meaning.

Swami Adidevananda

2.22 As a man casts off worn-out garments and puts on others that are new, so does the embodied self cast off Its worn-out bodies and enter into others that are new.

Swami Gambirananda

2.22 As after rejecting wornout clothes a man takes up other new ones, likewise after rejecting wornout bodies the embodied one unites with other new ones.

Swami Sivananda

2.22 Just as a man casts off worn-out clothes and puts on new ones, so also the embodied Self casts off worn-out bodies and enters others which are new.


Swami Sivananda

2.22 वासांसि clothes? जीर्णानि worn out? यथा as? विहाय having cast away? नवानि new? गृह्णाति takes? नरः man? अपराणि others? तथा so? शरीराणि bodies? विहाय having cast away? जीर्णानि wornout? अन्यानि others? संयाति enters? नवानि new? देही the embodied (one).No commentary.