“What is the nature of the self within the body?”
Lord Krishna to Arjuna “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. That which pervades the entire body you should know to be indestructible. No one is able to destroy that imperishable soul.”
asocyan anvasocas tvam/prajna-vadams ca bhasase
gatasun agatasums ca/nanusocanti panditah
“The Blessed Lord said: While speaking learned words you are mourning for what is not worthy of grief. Those who are wise lament neither for the living nor the dead.”
He saw all these forms and faces in a thousand relationships to each other…None of them died, they only changed, were always reborn, continually had a new face: only time stood between one face and another.”
I am not this material body. I am Brahman, spirit.