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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14 Verse 17

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 14 श्लोक 17

सत्त्वात्सञ्जायते ज्ञानं रजसो लोभ एव च।
प्रमादमोहौ तमसो भवतोऽज्ञानमेव च।।14.17।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

14.17 From sattva is born knowledge [Knowledge acired through the sense-organs.], and from rajas, verily, avarice. From tamas are born inadvertence and delusion as also ignorance, to be sure.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

14.17 From the increase of Sattva, knowledge i.e., true and direct knowledge of the self arises. From Rajas develops likewise intense desire for heaven etc. From Tamas similarly develops negligence leading to evil deeds; and from this, delusion, i.e., erroneous knowledge; and from that still more Tamas; and thence ignorance, namely absence of knowledge.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 14.17

Sattwaat sanjaayate jnaanam rajaso lobha eva cha; Pramaadamohau tamaso bhavato’jnaanameva cha.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 14.17

sattvāt—from the mode of goodness; sañjāyate—arises; jñānam—knowledge; rajasaḥ—from the mode of passion; lobhaḥ—greed; eva—indeed; cha—and; pramāda—negligence; mohau—delusion; tamasaḥ—from the mode of ignorance; bhavataḥ—arise; ajñānam—ignorance; eva—indeed; cha—and