Chapter 16: The Divine And Demoniac Natures

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gita As It Is 16.13-15

idam adya maya labdham

imam prapsye manoratham

idam astidam api me

bhavisyati punar dhanam

asau maya hatah satrur

hanisye caparan api

isvaro 'ham aham bhogi

siddho 'ham balavan sukhi

adhyo 'bhijanavan asmi

ko 'nyo 'sti sadrso maya

yaksye dasyami modisya

ity ajnana-vimohitah

SYNONYMS

idam -- this; adya -- today; maya -- by me; labdham -- gained; imam -- this; prapsye -- I shall gain; manah-ratham -- according to my desires; idam -- this; asti -- there is; idam -- this; api -- also; me -- mine; bhavisyati -- it will increase in the future; punah -- again; dhanam -- wealth; asau -- that; maya -- by me; hatah -- has been killed; satruh -- enemy; hanisye -- I shall kill; ca -- also; aparan -- others; api -- certainly; isvarah -- the lord; aham -- I am; aham -- I am; bhogi -- the enjoyer; siddhah -- perfect; aham -- I am; bala-van -- powerful; sukhi -- happy; adhyah -- wealthy; abhijana-van -- surrounded by aristocratic relatives; asmi -- I am; kah -- who; anyah -- other; asti -- there is; sadrsah -- like; maya -- me; yaksye -- I shall sacrifice; dasyami -- I shall give charity; modisye -- I shall rejoice; iti -- thus; ajnana -- by ignorance; vimohitah -- deluded.

TRANSLATION

The demoniac person thinks: "So much wealth do I have today, and I will gain more according to my schemes. So much is mine now, and it will increase in the future, more and more. He is my enemy, and I have killed him, and my other enemies will also be killed. I am the lord of everything. I am the enjoyer. I am perfect, powerful and happy. I am the richest man, surrounded by aristocratic relatives. There is none so powerful and happy as I am. I shall perform sacrifices, I shall give some charity, and thus I shall rejoice." In this way, such persons are deluded by ignorance.

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