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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14 Verse 7

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 14 श्लोक 7

रजो रागात्मकं विद्धि तृष्णासङ्गसमुद्भवम्।
तन्निबध्नाति कौन्तेय कर्मसङ्गेन देहिनम्।।14.7।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी रामसुख दास जी ( भगवद् गीता 14.7)

।।14.7।।हे कुन्तीनन्दन तृष्णा और आसक्तिको पैदा करनेवाले रजोगुणको तुम रागस्वरूप समझो। वह कर्मोंकी आसक्तिसे शरीरधारीको बाँधता है।

Rudra Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

The binding nature of rajas or mode of passion and its characteristics are now stated by Lord Krishna. It should be understood that rajas is the root of sense gratification and lust. Therefore rajas is the source of desire and attachment. Desire is hankering for that which is yet to be experienced and attachment is the obsession to have that which has been experienced already. By instigating and increasing the propensity to continuously perform actions rajas binds the jiva or embodied being tightly in samsara the perpetual cycle of birth and death due to accute desire and attachment to enjoy apparent and inapparent results.

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Because of attraction the attachment to craving binds by becoming incessant and insatiable.

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Lord Krishna explains that the mode of passion is known as rajas and is the cause of sexual desires known as carnal lust. From rajas arises trishna which is desire for all forms of sensual enjoyments through the medium of the senses such as seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and feeling. Also arising from rajas is sanga or desire to be in the association of family, friends and loved ones. Thus rajas encourages desires and promotes activities to enjoy such desires which binds one to the reactions of merits or demerits and keeps the jiva or embodied being incessantly revolving in samsara or the perpetual cycle of birth and death. This propensity for constantly performing actions is inherent and also causes the jiva to take birth at a specific place with a particular body suitable to enjoy the rewards of previous actions. Hence by instigating the desire for performing works one is kept in bondage. In this way rajas is known to be the root cause of lust, sensual desires and attachment.

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Lord Krishna explains that the mode of passion is known as rajas and is the cause of sexual desires known as carnal lust. From rajas arises trishna which is desire for all forms of sensual enjoyments through the medium of the senses such as seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and feeling. Also arising from rajas is sanga or desire to be in the association of family, friends and loved ones. Thus rajas encourages desires and promotes activities to enjoy such desires which binds one to the reactions of merits or demerits and keeps the jiva or embodied being incessantly revolving in samsara or the perpetual cycle of birth and death. This propensity for constantly performing actions is inherent and also causes the jiva to take birth at a specific place with a particular body suitable to enjoy the rewards of previous actions. Hence by instigating the desire for performing works one is kept in bondage. In this way rajas is known to be the root cause of lust, sensual desires and attachment.