18.21 pṛthaktvena tu yaj jñānaṁ (Original)

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Chapter 18

<< Chapter 18 Verse 20

Simple

pṛthaktvena tu yaj jñānaṁ
nānā-bhāvān pṛthag-vidhān
vetti sarveṣu bhūteṣu
taj jñānaṁ viddhi rājasam

‘But that Knowledge, know, is Rājasa, which
apprehends among all beings, plurality in substance, and variety in quality, as distinct.’

Distinctness is that which appearances such as Brāhmaṇa etc., among beings, cause.

Plurality in substance is considering ātma-substance to vary with the variance of the bodies.

Variety in quality is considering ātma to have the qualities of whiteness, length etc.

And this is Knowledge of the Rājasa-kind, which also includes those engaged in an act as having interest for the fruit thereof.

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