3.36 atha kena prayukto ’yaṁ (Original)

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Chapter 3

<< Chapter 3 verse 35

Simple

arjuna uvāca
atha kena prayukto ’yaṁ
pāpaṁ carati pūruṣaḥ
anicchann api vārṣṇeya
balād iva niyojitaḥ

‘What is it then, Vārshṇeya1! prompted by which one wallows in sin? as if forced into it against his will ?’

What is it, (Kṛishṇa!) that impels a person —dragged as it were by force, into the ways of evil,— who is desirous of embarking on the course of Jñāna-Yoga?

Śrī Bhagavān (Kṛishṇa) answers :—

>> Chapter 3 verse 37

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  1. A patronymic of Kṛishṇa (vide Genealog: Tree at end of Lect: I.

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