16.21 tri-vidhaṁ narakasyedaṁ (Original)

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Chapter 16

<< Chapter 16 Verse 20


tri-vidhaṁ narakasyedaṁ
dvāraṁ nāśanam ātmanaḥ
kāmaḥ krodhas tathā lobhas
tasmād etat trayaṁ tyajet

‘Triple is this door to Naraka, compassing souls’ ruin: lust, wrath and greed. Hence shun this triad.’

The Non-divine (=āsura) nature is itself the Infernum (naraka). The portal leading to it is triple which is souls’ ruin; viz: lust, wrath and greed. The nature of these passions has already been described.


Hence, fling to a distance, or completely eschew these three (enemies), called lust, wrath and greed, since they constitute the cause that leads to the most dreadful Naraka.

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