16.17 ātma-sambhāvitāḥ stabdhā (Original)

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Chapter 16

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ātma-sambhāvitāḥ stabdhā
yajante nāma-yajñais te

‘Self-adulated, self-sufficient, and inflated with wealth and pride, are they. They perform name-sacrifices for show, with no rule conforming.’

Self-adulated= Flattering oneself by oneself. Self-sufficent (stabdhāḥ). thinking oneself perfect in all respects and doing nothing. Why?, because puffed up with pride born of wealth, and of learning, birth etc.

Name-Sacrifices=Sacrifices (yajña) performed for the mere sake of acquiring a name: ‘I performed such a
sacrifice’; -actuated by motives of showing forth to the world an empty fame that so and so is a ‘Sacrificer’!; and performed without regard to any rule or law.

And they perform sacrifices, characterized as follows:

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