Truly there was never a time when I was not,
Nor you, nor these lords of men;
And neither will there be a time when
We shall cease to be
From this time onward.
Just as in the body childhood, adulthood, and old age
Happen to an embodied being,
So also he (the embodied being) acquires another body.
The wise one is not deluded about this.
Physical sensations, truly, Arjuna,
Causing cold, heat, pleasure, or pain,
Come and go and are impermanent.
So manage to endure them, Arjuna.
Beings are such that their beginnings are unmanifest,
Their middles are manifest,
And their ends are unmanifest again.
What complaint can there be over this?
How does one describe him who is of steady wisdom,
Who is steadfast in deep meditation, Krishna?
How does he who is steady in wisdom speak?
How does he sit? How does he move?