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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 16

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 18 श्लोक 16

तत्रैवं सति कर्तारमात्मानं केवलं तु यः।
पश्यत्यकृतबुद्धित्वान्न स पश्यति दुर्मतिः।।18.16।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

18.16 This being the case, anyone, who, owing to the imperfection of his intellect, perceives the absolute Self as the agent, that man does not perceive (properly), and has a perverted intellect.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

18.16 In fact, the agency of the individual self is subject to the consent of Supreme Self; such being the case, if the individual self regards Itself as the agent, It is of wicked or perverse mind. For, It does not perceive the agent as It really is, since It possesses an uncultivated understanding, namely, an understanding which does not reveal the real state of affairs.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 18.16

Tatraivam sati kartaaram aatmaanam kevalam tu yah; Pashyatyakritabuddhitwaan na sa pashyati durmatih.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 18.16

śharīra-vāk-manobhiḥ—with body, speech, or mind; yat—which; karma—action; prārabhate—performs; naraḥ—a person; nyāyyam—proper; vā—or; viparītam—improper; vā—or; pañcha—five; ete—these; tasya—their; hetavaḥ—factors; tatra—there; evam sati—in spite of this; kartāram—the doer; ātmānam—the soul; kevalam—only; tu—but; yaḥ—who; paśhyati—see; akṛita-buddhitvāt—with impure intellect; na—not; saḥ—they; paśhyati—see; durmatiḥ—foolish