16.10 kāmam āśritya duṣpūraṁ (Original)

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Chapter 16

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kāmam āśritya duṣpūraṁ
mohād gṛhītvāsad-grāhān
pravartante ’śuci-vratāḥ

‘Surrendered to unappeasable desires, seizing unlawful hold of things through (that) delusion; associated with hypocrisy, pride and passion; and practising unholy vows, they prevail.’

(They are) overtaken by lust or desires which are insatiable or beyond hope of being gratified. The endeavour to procure them is moha = delusion = ignorance; —through ignorance, unlawfully taking hold of things (for their enjoyment).

Aśuchi-vratāḥ = Doing impure acts with a vow, such as acts prohibited by Śāstra, or doing what is not Śāstra-ordained. With hypocrisy, pride and passion added, these (demoniac natures) prevail or flourish (in the world).

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