14.13 aprakāśo ’pravṛttiś ca (Original)

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Chapter 14

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aprakāśo ’pravṛttiś ca
pramādo moha eva ca
tamasy etāni jāyante
vivṛddhe kuru-nandana

‘When Tamas, Kuru’s Son ! is regnant, then are bred obscurity, inertness, listlessness and error.’

Aprakaśa=absence of illumination or intelligence=obscurity=stupidity.

Apravṛitti=Inertness=sluggishness=disinclination to work.

Pramāda=listlessness=attention diverted to the committal of misdeeds.

Moha=error, perverseness, hallucination or illusion= the disposition of the intellect to take distorted view of, or to misinterpret, things.

These arise when Tamas is uppermost. That is when stupidity etc., are seen to be rife, the inference there-from is that Tamas is in the ascendant.

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