|Chapter 16: The Divine And Demoniac Natures|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 16.13-15
idam adya mayā labdham
imaḿ prāpsye manoratham
idam astīdam api me
bhaviṣyati punar dhanam
asau mayā hataḥ śatrur
haniṣye cāparān api
īśvaro 'ham ahaḿ bhogī
siddho 'haḿ balavān sukhī
āḍhyo 'bhijanavān asmi
ko 'nyo 'sti sadṛśo mayā
yakṣye dāsyāmi modiṣya
idam — this; adya — today; mayā — by me; labdham — gained; imam — this; prāpsye — I shall gain; manaḥ-ratham — according to my desires; idam — this; asti — there is; idam — this; api — also; me — mine; bhaviṣyati — it will increase in the future; punaḥ — again; dhanam — wealth; asau — that; mayā — by me; hataḥ — has been killed; śatruḥ — enemy; haniṣye — I shall kill; ca — also; aparān — others; api — certainly; īśvaraḥ — the lord; aham — I am; aham — I am; bhogī — the enjoyer; siddhaḥ — perfect; aham — I am; bala-vān — powerful; sukhī — happy; āḍhyaḥ — wealthy; abhijana-vān — surrounded by aristocratic relatives; asmi — I am; kaḥ — who; anyaḥ — other; asti — there is; sadṛśaḥ — like; mayā — me; yakṣye — I shall sacrifice; dāsyāmi — I shall give charity; modiṣye — I shall rejoice; iti — thus; ajñāna — by ignorance; vimohitāḥ — 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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