Ahamkaram balam darpam 16.18



ahamkāraṁ balaṁ darpaṁ kāmaṁ krodhaṁ ca samśritāḥ

mām ātma-para-deheṣu pradviṣanto ’bhyasūyakāḥ

ahamkāraṁ -the ego(of the self)

balaṁ -strength in

darpaṁ – is the height of one’s pride

kāmaṁ -in love/lust

krodhaṁ- in anger

ca -also

samśritāḥ -equally taking shelter to

mām – attain me

ātma-para-deheṣu -the soul-stranger-to the body

pradviṣanto ’bhyasūyakāḥ – is joyful in judging (pradvisanto) from fears of jealousy (bhya asuyakah) 


Full meaning

The ego (of the self), the strength in is one’s height of pride in love/lust, anger also. Equally taking shelter to attain me. The soul stranger to the body, is joyful in judging from fears of jealousy. 

We know this to be one of many truths of how people are in this world, being strangers to the soul and judging in manners that show one’s insecurity. 

What does it say in Gita?


About Iksvakave

I am on a quest to understand my religion --- Hinduism. I have decided to keep a log of my discoveries, and experiences and what I have come to learn in the process. I like to travel through people vicariously. To observe the working of the mind, body and spirit. And heart. The soul infact is what our bodies have and what we are ultimately or in the end! The pricelessness of the soul is a soul is only potentially divine. Our journey here is therefore to understand that divinity in our lives. The ideals of societies, language, culture religion, and spirituality, is what interests me. what we know and don't know and outside of our four walls, maybe the priceless truth of that journey here on earth also, our yoga to be learned and equally perfected in life. What this blog is about is the values of the mother tongue India. And the values and culture of India and my nationality America. Pricelessness of it one will come to know you see. The forehead, is the center of the Hindu conscious. veena kodali

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