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Ahamkaram balam darpam 16.18

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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 – 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, 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?