acctedyo'yamadahyo'yamakledyo'sosya eva ca
nityah sarvagatah sthanuracalo'yam sanatanah
This soul is uncleavable, incombustible and neither can be wetted nor dried. It is eternal, all-pervading, stable, constant and everlasting. 24
[In this verse it is described why weapons etc., cannot hurt this soul.]
Acchedyo'yam:-This soul is incapable of being cut. Even incantation and curse cannot cut this soul, while they can cut the body, as Sakalya was beheaded by Yajnavalkyas curse, because the former could not answer the lances questions.
Adahyo'yam:-This soul cannot be burnt by fire, because it is impervious to fire. It cannot be burnt even by incantation and curses, as the hunter was burnt to ashes, by Damayantis curse. Only that can be burnt by fire, which is prone to fire. The soul is beyond burning.
Akledyah:-The soul is impervious to water. Water, incantation, curse and medicines etc., cannot drench it. As it is said, that the tune of'Malakola song wets a stone, and moon-light wets the moon-gem. But the soul cannot be wetted hy them.
Asosyah:-The soul cannot be dried by wind, incantation, curse and medicines etc., as sage Agastya dried the sea
Eva ca:-By using these two words, Lord Krsna means to say, that the soul is beyond the reach of any action. So it should not be grieved for.
Nitya:-The soul is eternal, it remains the same all the time.
Sarvagatah:-The soul pervades all men, things and bodies etc., equally.
Acalah:-It is immovable, there is no movement in it.
Sthapuh:-It is stable. It does not even shake or vibrate.
Sanatanab:-It is everlasting and beginningless.