16.12 āśā-pāśa-śatair baddhāḥ (Original)

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Chapter 16

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āśā-pāśa-śatair baddhāḥ
kāma-krodha-parāyaṇāḥ
īhante kāma-bhogārtham
anyāyenārtha-sañcayān

‘Bound by the bonds of a hundred hopes, and given up to lust and wrath, (they) un-justly yearn for hoarding up wealth to minister to gratify (their) lust.’

The bounds or bonds are those of hopes, by which they are fettered. They are wholly devoted to passions, the cultivation and gratification thereof constituting the highest calls of life (nishṭhā). In order to gratify (their) passions, they long, by illegitimate methods, to amass riches.

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