14.12 lobhaḥ pravṛttir ārambhaḥ (Original)

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Chapter 14

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lobhaḥ pravṛttir ārambhaḥ
karmaṇām aśamaḥ spṛhā
rajasy etāni jāyante
vivṛddhe bharatarṣabha

‘When Rajas, Bharata-chief! is uppermost, then are bred parsimony, unrest, engaging in works, disquiet and craving.’

Lobha=parsimony[1. Editor’s note: i.e., stinginess] or acquisitiveness=close-fistedness in the expenditure of one’s own money etc.,

Pravṛittiḥ=Unrest=a disposition to be active with no definite purpose in view.

Ārambhaḥ = Engagement in frugiferous works.

Aśamaḥ=The disquiet of sense-activities.

Spṛihā=craving for (sense-) objects (or sensual indulgences)

These spring up when Rajas is in the ascendancy; i.e., to say, when parsimony etc., are discovered to exist, the inference therefrom is that Rajas is predominating.

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