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Adharmam dharma iti ya 18.32

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18.32

adharmaṁ dharmam iti yā manyate tamasāvṛitā

sarvārthān viparītānms ca buddhiḥ sā pārtha tāmasī

adharmaṁ – the wrong doing

dharmam – the right doing

iti – thus so

yā – one who

manyate – forgives

tamasāvṛitā – being surrounded by ignorance (tamasa avritamu)

sarvārthān – the entire meaning given (sarva arthan)

viparītānms – a deed of exchange (vipari tel.)

ca – also

buddhiḥ – for the intellect

sā – along with 

pārtha – partha

tāmasī -from the ignorance that exists

Full meaning:

The wrong doing, the right doing thus so (as a result of), forgive being surrounded by ignorance. The entire meaning given, is a deed of exchange also, for the intellect, along with partha from the ignorance that exits. 

What does it say in Gita?

That  intellect that is tamas is covered by darkness, or ignorance understands the immoral as the moral and thus reverses all values.  So when in darkness the moral and immoral and values are reversed?  Is that important information in the way one would understand Gita or why type of darkness is this that reverses the values. The budhi is not tamas (or mode of ignorance), it is one’s mind’s ability or intellect to be able to differentiate between right and wrong.