The Divine and the demoniacal attributes – Chapter 16 – Slokas 16.16 – 16.20

The Blessed Lord said, "Bewildered by numerous thoughts -  aneka-citta-vibhrāntāh, caught in the net of delusion - moha-jāla-samāvrtāh, and engrossed in the enjoyment of desirable objects - kāma-bhogesu, they fall into a foul hell.   Self-conceited - ātma-sambhāvitāh, haughty - stabdhāh, filled with pride and intoxication of wealth - dhana-māna-mada-anvitāh, they perform sacrifices which are so in name only, with ostentation... Continue Reading →

The Divine and the demoniacal attributes – Chapter 16 – Slokas 16.11 – 16.15

The Blessed Lord said, "Beset with innumerable cares which end only with death, holding that the enjoyment of desirable objects is the highest goal - kāma-upabhoga-paramāh, feeling sure this is all -   Bound by hundreds of shackles in the form of hope - āsā-pāsa-sataih, giving themselves wholly to passion and anger - kāma-krodha-parāyanāh, they endeavour to amass... Continue Reading →

The Divine and the demoniacal attributes – Chapter 16 – Slokas 16.01 – 16.05

The Blessed Lord said, "abhayam sattva-samsuddhir jnana-yoga-vyavasthitih danam damas ca yajnas ca svadhyayas tapa arjavam - Fearlessness - abhayam, purity of the mind - sattva-samsuddhih, persistence in knowledge and yoga - jnāna-yoga-vyavasthitih, charity - dānam, control of the external organs - damah, sacrifice - yajnah, study of the scriptures - svādhyāyah, austerity and penance - tapah, rectitude - ārjavam -    ahimsa satyam... Continue Reading →

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