Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 16 - Daivasura Sampad Vibhaga Yoga - The Yoga of Discretion

Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 16 - Verse 1-3

Bhagavan Shri Krishna said: O Bharata, these are the various qualities of one who is born with a divine nature (deva) – fearlessness, pure-heartedness, absorption in spiritual knowledge, charity, self-control, sacrifice, study of the Vedas, austerity, sincerity, nonviolence, truthfulness, freedom from anger, renunciation, serenity, aversion to finding faults in others, compassion for all creatures, absence of avarice, gentleness, modesty, steadiness, valor, forgiveness, patience, cleanliness, freedom from envy and the desire for prestige.

Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 16 - Verse 11-12

Believing that slaking their greed and fulfilling their lusty desires is the ultimate goal of life, they undergo unlimited anxieties until the time of death. Bound by hundreds of ambitions and absorbed in lust and anger, they try to amass wealth by any unlawful means in order to satisfy their desires.

Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 16 - Verse 13-15

They say: “I have gained this today, now I shall fulfill my other desires. This wealth belongs to me and in the future it will increase. This enemy has been slain by me and in the future I will slay others. I am in control! I am the enjoyer! I am perfect! I am powerful! I am happy! I am wealthy and aristocratic. Is there anyone equal to me? I shall perform sacrifices, give in charity and enjoy!” Thus they are deluded by ignorance.

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