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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16 Teachings

The teachings from the Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16.

Fearlessness, purity of heart, steadfastness in the Yoga of Knowledge, charity, control of senses, sacrifice, study of the Shastras and straightforwardness….

Harmlessness, truth, absence of anger, renunciation, peacefulness, absence of crookedness, compassion to beings, non-covetousness, gentleness, modesty, absence of fickle mindedness

Vigor, forgiveness, fortitude, purity, absence of hatred, absence of pride – these are the qualities that one should possess to become perfect.

Ostentation, pride, self-conceit, wrath, insolence and ignorance are O Partha! the wealth of one born to Devilish nature.

Divine wealth is for deliverance, for bonadge the devilish, so it is deemed, grieve not, O Pandava, born art thou to wealth of divine.

In this world are two orders of created beings - the divine and the devilish.

The devilish people know not action or inaction; neither purity not even good manners, nor truth is found in them.

They say that the world is without truth, without basis and without a God, born of mutual union, caused by lust, nothing else.

These ruined souls, being fixed in this view, small in intellect, come forth with cruel deeds for destroying the world as enemies.

Taking refuge in insatiable desire, being possessed by hypocrisy, pride and frenzy through delusion grasping untrue ideas, they prevail with views impure.

Obsessed with unbounded anxieties that end with death, making gratification of desires as supreme end, they are assured that this is all.

Bound by hundreds of bonds of hope, possessed of desire and wrath, they seek to gather wealth by unjust means for indulgence of desires.

This is gained by me today, this desire shall I attain this is mine and also this wealth shall be mine again.

This foe has been slain by me. I shall slay the others also; Lord am I, I the enjoyer, perfect am, strong and happy.

Wealthy and high born am I, who else is like unto me? I shall sacrifice and shall give largesse - thus those deluded by ignorance speak.

Upset by many thoughts, covered by meshes of delusion, addicted to indulgence of desires, they fall into foul hell.

Self-conceited, stubborn, filled with pride and intoxication of wealth, they offer sacrifice in name only with presumption not according to rules.

These malicious ones despise me in their own body and in other bodies, being possessed by self-conceit, strength, pride, desire and wrath.

These cruel ones hating me, lowest of mankind in the world, I hurl constantly, these evil doers into the devilish wombs.

O Kaunteya! these deluded, entering the Devilish wombs, from birth to birth, not attaining me, they go to the lowest way.

The entrance of Hell is three-fold, destructive of self - desire, wrath and Avarice as well; therefore these three should be abandoned.

O Kaunteya, man released from these three gates of darkness, work for weal of Self and then go to the Supreme Way.

He who, abandoning the ordinance of scripture, stays under the influence of desire, neither attains perfection nor happiness nor Supreme Way.

There let the authority of scripture be thine guidance for determining right and wrong actions knowing the declarations in the laws of scriptures, you should deserve work here.