I am reading God Talks With Arjuna by Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda. In chapter 2 verse 20, I came across the following line in the interpretation:
This stanza expresses the profound truth of the immortal nature not only of the soul but of matter.
Is it not the stance of the Bhagawad Gita (and consequently the Vedas) that matter exists only because we perceive them so? Which means that matters do not exists without being perceived. So if the permanence of matter is asserted, shouldn't it imply the permanence of consciousness in the material world which perceives it? Which implies permanence of earthly life. Is there a glitch in my argument?