18.32 adharmaṁ dharmam iti yā (Original)

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Chapter 18

<< Chapter 18 Verse 31


adharmaṁ dharmam iti yā
manyate tamasāvṛtā
sarvārthān viparītāṁś ca
buddhiḥ sā pārtha tāmasī

‘That is Tāmasa-Reason, Pārtha! which enwrapped in gloom, understands all things pervertedly: Adharma as Dharma (etc).’

As for the Tāmasa-Reason, enveloped as it is in Tamas, it perceives all things contrariwise, such as mistaking Adharma (wrong) for Dharma (right); Dharma for Adharma or a fact for a figment; a fancy for a fact; a superior ideal for a base one; a base one for a superior ideal; and so on.

>> Chapter 18 Verse 33

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