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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 रामसुख दास जी ( भगवद् गीता 16.17)

।।16.17।।अपनेको सबसे अधिक पूज्य माननेवाले? अकड़ रखनेवाले तथा धन और मानके मदमें चूर रहनेवाले वे मनुष्य दम्भसे अविधिपूर्वक नाममात्रके यज्ञोंसे यजन करते हैं।

Rudra Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

As Lord Krishna has explained previously the demoniac also deceptively imitate the righteous by performing ostentatious rituals so as to look pious in the eyes of society. The demoniac are never motivated by pure intentions in sattva guna the mode of goodness. They are praised only by those of duplicitous mentalities like themselves but they are never acknowledged by devotees of the Supreme Lord no matter how opulent or pompous their sacrifices may be conducted. The demoniac are belligerent, haughty, vain, impertinent, pompous and arrogant all due to their possessing great wealth and exercising the power and control that great wealth can manipulate. The perverted rituals the demoniac execute are always performed in opposition to all that is righteous totally disregarding the ordinances and injunctions prescribed Vedic procedures and devoid of any recognition to the Supreme Lord. The ostentatious rituals that the demoniac orchestrate for public consumption are only pretentious displays of piety and pompous exhibitions to show off how much wealth they can possess.

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

There is no commentary for this verse.

Shri 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.

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.