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Bhagavad Gita Quotes On Ignorance

Quotes and teachings on ignorance from the Bhagavad Gita

The Lord takes neither the demerit not even the merit of any; knowledge is enveloped by ignorance, thereby beings are deluded. (5.15)

But to those whose ignorance is destroyed by the Knowledge of the Self, like the sun, to them Knowledge reveals the Supreme. (5.16)

Out of mere compassion for them, I, dwelling within their hearts, destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the luminous Lamp-of-Knowledge. (10.11)

Constancy in Self-knowledge, perception of the end of true knowledge --- this is declared to be "knowledge, " and what is opposed to it is "ignorance. " (13.12)

The fruit of good action, they say, is Sattvic and pure; verily, the fruit of Rajas is pain, and the fruit of Tamas is ignorance. (14.16)