Aho bata mahat papam 1.45



aho bata mahat pāpaṁ kartuṁ vyavasitā vayam

yad rājya-sukha-lobhena hantuṁ sva-janam udyatāḥ


aho – Alas! ( oh ho!) ( (to not have)

bata -the clothing on

mahat -is great 

pāpaṁ sin

kartuṁ -for the doing

vyavasitā -fixed in 

vayam-done in vain

yad -when

rājya-sukha-lobhena -for kingly happiness from miserliness

hantuṁ -murdering

sva-janam -own life

udyatāḥ- this attempt an example of this (also 17.22)


Full meaning:

Alas, to not have the clothing on is great sin, for the doing fixed in, done in vain when for kingly happiness from miserliness; murdering own life, this attempt an example of this. 


What does it say in Gita?

Well, I don’t think this verse is talking about destroying our kinsmen out of greed.

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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