17.5 aSAsthravihitham ghOram

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Chapter 17

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SlOkam – Original

aSAsthravihitham ghOram thapyanthE yE thapO janA: |
dhambhAhankArasamyukthA: kAmarAgabalAnvithA: ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

yE janA: – Those men
aSAsthra vihitham – that which is not ordained in SAsthram
ghOram – severe
thapa: thapyanthE – perform penances and sacrifices
dhambha ahankAra samyukthA: – being with pride and ego
kAma rAga balAnvithA: – being with the strength of lust, attachment

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

Those men  who perform severe penances and sacrifices which are not ordained in SAsthram, and are with pride and ego, and the the strength of lust, attachment …

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘Whoso men practice severe austerities,
—unprescribed by Śāstra,— wedded to pretense and selfness, to lust, longing and ability;’

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