|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
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.
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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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness