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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 28

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 18 श्लोक 28

अयुक्तः प्राकृतः स्तब्धः शठो नैष्कृतिकोऽलसः।
विषादी दीर्घसूत्री च कर्ता तामस उच्यते।।18.28।।

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

18.28. The agent, who does not exert, is vulgar, obstinate and deceitful; who is a man of wickedness and is lazy, sorrowful, and procrastinating - that agent is said to be of the Tamas (Strand).

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

18.26-28 Muktasangah etc. upto Tamasa ucyate. He who does not make speech of egoism : He who does not claim I am the agent i.e., he who is different from the one who claims so by natural inclination, or claims as such with an intention that I should do so, or claims so in an efficient manner. This nini (suffix employed in anahamvadi) does not prohibit for a Yogin, the speech I do under the influence of the cover of the mundane life. Who is overpowered by joy and grief : i.e., at the time of success and failure [respectively]. Wickedness : cruelty.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 18.28

Ayuktah praakritah stabdhah shatho naishkritiko’lasah; Vishaadee deerghasootree cha kartaa taamasa uchyate.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 18.28

ayuktaḥ—undisciplined; prākṛitaḥ—vulgar; stabdhaḥ—obstinate; śhaṭhaḥ—cunning; naiṣhkṛitikaḥ—dishonest or vile; alasaḥ—slothful; viṣhādī—unhappy and morose; dīrgha-sūtrī—procrastinating; cha—and; kartā—performer; tāmasaḥ—in the mode of ignorance; uchyate—is said to be