SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
SlOkam – Original
thrividham narakasyEdham dhvAram nASanam Athmana: |
kAma: krOdhas thathA lObhas thasmadhEthath thrayam thyajEth ||
word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
kAma: – lust
krOdha: – anger
thathA lObha: – greed
Ethath – these
narakasya – the hell of demoniac nature
Athmana: nASanam – to destroy the AthmA
thrividham dhvAram – three types of causes;
thasmAth – thus
Ethath thrayam – these three
thyajEth – should be shunned.
Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
These three aspects – lust, anger and greed are the three types of causes to destroy the AthmA leading it to the hell of demoniac nature; thus, these three should be shunned.
Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam
‘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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