Here is a very uplifting snipped from Abhinavagupta’s Bhagavad Gita, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo, which we discussed in our Weekly Sangha #81 Chapter 13, verse 25-29, where Swamiji explains how we are never lost.
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समं सर्वेषु भूतेषु तिष्ठन्तं परमेश्वरम् ।
विनश्यत्स्वविनश्यन्तं यः पश्यति स पश्यति ॥२८॥
samaṁ sarveṣu bhūteṣu tiṣṭhantaṁ parameśvaram /
vinaśyat-svavinaśyantaṁ yaḥ paśyati sa paśyati //28//
And Parameśvaraḥ [Supreme Lord] who is existing in each and everybody, not only in human beings but in insects also (in insects also that Parabhairava [Lord Shiva] is existing), vinaśyatsu, if this body holder (body holder means that limited body holder [puruṣa]), if he dies, that next one does not die. He carries him into another fresh body and goes on, goes on, goes on carrying him with new improvements, a new increment. Everybody increases, everybody increases.
There is no doubt that he is lost.
He is never lost!
Who sees this, who understands this, he is understanding, he is understanding it in real sense, and he is filled with wisdom and he is likely to become, sooner or later, one with Parabhairava [Lord Shiva].
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