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Chapter 14: The Three Modes of Material Nature

Bg 14.12
TEXT 12
lobhah pravrttir arambhah
karmanam asamah sprha
rajasy etani jayante
vivrddhe bharatarsabha
SYNONYMS
lobhah—greed; pravrttih—hankering; arambhah—endeavor; karmanam—of activities; asamah—uncontrollable; sprha—desire; rajasi—in the mode of passion; etani—all this; jayante—develop; vivrddhe—when there is excess; bharatarsabha—O chief of the descendants of Bharata.
TRANSLATION
O chief of the Bharatas, when there is an increase in the mode of passion, the symptoms of great attachment, uncontrollable desire, hankering, and intense endeavor develop.
PURPORT
One in the mode of passion is never satisfied with the position he has already acquired; he hankers to increase his position. If he wants to construct a residential house, he tries his best to have a palatial house, as if he would be able to reside in that house eternally. And he develops a great hankering for sense gratification. There is no end to sense gratification. He always wants to remain with his family and in his house and to continue the process of sense gratification. There is no cessation of this. All these symptoms should be understood as characteristic of the mode of passion.

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