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International Journal of Sanskrit Research

2021, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part C

"Ēbaṁ Bud'dhēḥ Paraṁ Bud'dhbā Sanstabhyātmānamātmanā. Jahi Satruṁ Mahābāhō Kāmarūpaṁ Durāsadam": A brief narration

Mohan Kumar Mondal

According to Gita, human beings have three attributes, namely goodness (Satvaguna), passion (Rajoguna) and vanity (tamoguna). The most notable among them are lust and wrath. Human beings commit sinful deeds under the influence of lust and wrath. Lust includes both lechery and an intense urge for materialistic gain. When one’s lust is not satisfied, one becomes angry. Anger leads to greed, greed leads to pride and pride leads to jealousy. No human being can get out of this cycle of vices. When someone does anything against our will, we become angry. Lust or desire is insatiable. As ghee incites fire, so lust grows further if satisfied once. This idea has been expressed in our scriptures too. Let alone common people, even wise men lose conscience, selfless attitude and restraint under the influence of lust. Lust is the enemy of even the household people, but it is a sworn enemy to the ascetics. Our scriptures have instructed us to get rid of it. The Gita affirms that lust is a gateway to hell. In fact, lust is associated with all three attributes, namely Satvaguna, Rajoguna and Tamoguna. Good deeds are meant for the welfare of people of the world, Goodness overcomes lust. There are six vices, namely lechery, wrath, greed, delusion, pride and envy. According to sages, these vices prevent one’s spiritual development. Excessive attachment to wealth is called greed. It draws us to worldly objects and pleasures and keeps us away from spiritual thoughts. In this situation, we suffer from delusion and ignorance. Ignorance makes us proud of our wealth and wisdom. When we find others surpass us in respect of wealth and wisdom, we feel jealous. In this way, we see that the root of all vices is lust. For this reason, I will elaborate in my article how the aforementioned hymn or sloka explains the fact that lust overcomes our wisdom and good sense and causes destruction of the valuable human life.
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How to cite this article:
Mohan Kumar Mondal. "Ēbaṁ Bud'dhēḥ Paraṁ Bud'dhbā Sanstabhyātmānamātmanā. Jahi Satruṁ Mahābāhō Kāmarūpaṁ Durāsadam": A brief narration. Int J Sanskrit Res 2021;7(4):177-179.

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