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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16 Verse 17

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 16 श्लोक 17

आत्मसम्भाविताः स्तब्धा धनमानमदान्विताः।
यजन्ते नामयज्ञैस्ते दम्भेनाविधिपूर्वकम्।।16.17।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी तेजोमयानंद

।।16.17।। अपने आप को ही श्रेष्ठ मानने वाले? स्तब्ध (गर्वयुक्त)? धन और मान के मद से युक्त लोग शास्त्रविधि से रहित केवल नाममात्र के यज्ञों द्वारा दम्भपूर्वक यजन करते हैं।।

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Lord Krishna describes telltale signs and characteristics of the demoniac. Sambhavitah means conceited, self aggrandizing. The demoniac flatter themselves. Stabdah means impertinent, pompous. Thinking they are the better than all others. Dhana-mana-mada-anvizah means inebriated and puffed up by wealth, bloodlines, etc. Avidhi-purvakam means the demoniac do pseudo rituals condemned by the Vedas. The pseudo-rituals enacted by the demoniac are nothing more then pretentious exhibitions of ostentatious decadence regardless of the opulence they are always void of devotion to the Supreme Lord and are performed contrary to the injunctions and ordinances of the Vedic scriptures.