18.27 rāgī karma-phala-prepsur (Original)

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Chapter 18

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rāgī karma-phala-prepsur
lubdho hiṁsātmako ’śuciḥ
harṣa-śokānvitaḥ kartā
rājasaḥ parikīrtitaḥ

‘That is Rājasa-Actor who is ambitious, fruit-
seeking, niggardly, hurtful, impure, and enslaved by joy and grief.’

Ambitious (rāgi) = An eager desiring after fame, power honor, or distinction.

Fruit-seeking = expecting to reap the benefits of work done.

Niggardy (lubdha) = The being unwilling to Incur expenditure demanded by a work.

Hurtful (hims-ātmaka) = The getting of a work done by subjecting others to cruelty.

Impure (aśuchiḥ) = The being destitute of (personal and other) holiness, a prerequisite for work.

And a slave to joy and grief, consequent on success or failure attending any work such as war; —such is the Rājasa-Actor.

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