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date: 13 June 2024

Bhagavadgita Hindu poem composed between the 2nd century bc and the 2nd century ad and incorporated into the Mahabharata 

  1. If any man thinks he slays, and if another thinks he is slain, neither knows the ways of truth. The Eternal in man cannot kill: the Eternal in man cannot die.
     
    ch. 2, v. 19, tr. J. Mascaro; see Emerson, Upanishads
  2. I [Krishna] am all-powerful Time which destroys all things, and I have come here to slay these men. Even if thou does not fight, all the warriors facing thee shall die.
     
    ch. 11, v. 32, tr. J. Mascaro; see Oppenheimer
  3. Only by love can men see me, and know me, and come unto me.
     
    ch. 11, v. 54, tr. J. Mascaro