18.25 anubandhaṁ kṣayaṁ hiṁsām (Original)

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Chapter 18

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anubandhaṁ kṣayaṁ hiṁsām
anapekṣya ca pauruṣam
mohād ārabhyate karma
yat tat tāmasam ucyate

‘That Act is called Tāmasa which, in daring, is undertaken from delusion, heedless of issues, loss and hurt.’

Issues (anubandha) = the pain etc., which is a necessary concomitant of work.

Loss (kshaya) is the expenditure of money (etc.,) accruing from performing a work.

Hurt (himsā) = injury (trouble, annoyance, pain etc.,) that a work subjects creatures to.

Daring (paurusha) = the boast of the person to be able to carry a work on to completion.

A work done in such a heedless manner, from delusion (moha) or ignorance of the real Actor-ship of Paramapurusha, is called Tāmasa.

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