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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 - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

14.17. From the Sattva arises wisdom; from the Rajas only greed; and from the Tamas arise negligence, delusion and also ignorance.

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

14.17 See Comment under 14.20

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