SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
lobhaḥ pravṛttir ārambhaḥ
karmaṇām aśamaḥ spṛhā
rajasy etāni jāyante
‘When Rajas, Bharata-chief! is uppermost, then are bred parsimony, unrest, engaging in works, disquiet and craving.’
Lobha=parsimony1 or acquisitiveness=close-fistedness in the expenditure of one’s own money etc.,
Pravṛittiḥ=Unrest=a disposition to be active with no definite purpose in view.
Ārambhaḥ = Engagement in frugiferous works.
Aśamaḥ=The disquiet of sense-activities.
Spṛihā=craving for (sense-) objects (or sensual indulgences)
These spring up when Rajas is in the ascendancy; i.e., to say, when parsimony etc., are discovered to exist, the inference therefrom is that Rajas is predominating.
archived in http://githa.koyil.org
pramEyam (goal) – http://koyil.org
pramANam (scriptures) – http://granthams.koyil.org
pramAthA (preceptors) – http://acharyas.koyil.org
SrIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.org
- Editor’s note: i.e., stinginess ↩