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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 35

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 18 श्लोक 35

यया स्वप्नं भयं शोकं विषादं मदमेव च।
न विमुञ्चति दुर्मेधा धृतिः सा पार्थ तामसी।।18.35।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी तेजोमयानंद

।।18.35।। हो पार्थ दुर्बुद्धि पुरुष जिस धारणा के द्वारा? स्वप्न? भय? शोक? विषाद और मद को नहीं त्यागता है? वह धृति तामसी है।।

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

One who exhibits dhriti or determination yet follows dharma or righteousness in a haphazard way sometimes adhering and sometimes opposing is situated in raja guna the mode of passion and one who is so deluded that they are unable to discriminate between what is real and what is unreal, what is appropriate and what is inappropriate and what is beneficial and what is detrimental is situated in tama guna or mode of ignorance. Fear, lamentation and dejection which are the indication of delusion are the by products. Exclusive loving devotion to the Supreme Lord is known as bhakti and is situated exclusively in sattva guna the mode of goodness. Because bhakti is transcendental and not mundane it is virtuous and blissful. What is recommended by the Vaisnavas, saintly sages and learned elderly as well as what is prescribed in the Vedic scriptures is always considered undeniably to be situated in sattva guna and whatever is done contrary to this is in raja guna and whatever repudiates this in tama guna. This is well corroborated in the Bhagavat Purana. The Padma Purana states that by the grace of the Supreme Lord one becomes internally elated and such elation becomes luminous.