16.20 āsurīṁ yonim āpannā (Original)

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Chapter 16

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āsurīṁ yonim āpannā
mūḍhā janmani janmani
mām aprāpyaiva kaunteya
tato yānty adhamāṁ gatim

‘Entering wombs demoniac, in error spawning from birth to birth, never (do they) find Me, Kaunteya! but drag themselves down the Nether Path.’

Demoniac wombs = Such incarnate existences as are opposed to affinity for Me (=ānukūlya or harmony.) Again and again do they spawn in such wombs, and their error or illusion or distorted understanding increases.

Never find Me = Never attain to the wisdom that Bhagavān (God) really doth exist, —the all-Lord, Vāsudeva.

From such births, they slip further and further down the Nether Road.

The root-cause by which these Non-divine natures lose their souls, is now stated :—

>> Chapter 16 Verse 21

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