“Only the material body of the indestructible, immeasurable and eternal living entity is subject to destruction; therefore fight, O descendant of Bharata.”
Antavanta ime deha nityasyoktah saririnah. Saririnah, This is plural number. Saririnah. So saririn or sariri means the proprietor of the sarira, or body. Sarira means this body, and saririn, one who possesses the body. So plural number is saririnah. In a varieties of ways, Krsna is convincing Arjuna that the soul is different from this body. So this body, antavat, it will be finished. However you may try, so scientifically, applying cosmetic and other things, you cannot save the body. That is not possible. Antavat. Antavanta means, anta means end, and vat means possessing. So “You have got your duty to fight, and you are lamenting that the body of your grandfather or teacher or kinsmen, they’ll be destroyed and you will be unhappy. That’s all right, you’ll be unhappy, but even if you do not fight, their body will be finished today or tomorrow or say a few years after. So why should you go back from discharging your duty? This is the point. “And so far the soul is concerned, of your grandfather, teacher and others, they are nitya, eternal.” Already explained, nityasya uktah.