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Adharmam dharma iti ya 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. 

If I am doing this is our world real in the way we know it? 

What does it say in Gita?


Intellect is the nature of Tamas, the ignorance? This intellect that is tamas is covered by darkness, understand the immoral as moral and reverses values.  So when in darkness the moral and immoral and values are reversed? Is this is the same intellect that Indian people call buddhi? The budhi is not tamas, it is one’s mind’s ability to differentiate between right and wrong. 

I have understood why partha was used here instead of Arjuna, because we are learning this along with partha or a comparison along those lines is made here.