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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 63

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 2 श्लोक 63

क्रोधाद्भवति संमोहः संमोहात्स्मृतिविभ्रमः।
स्मृतिभ्रंशाद् बुद्धिनाशो बुद्धिनाशात्प्रणश्यति।।2.63।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी तेजोमयानंद

।।2.63।। क्रोध से उत्पन्न होता है मोह और मोह से स्मृति विभ्रम। स्मृति के भ्रमित होने पर बुद्धि का नाश होता है और बुद्धि के नाश होने से वह मनुष्य नष्ट हो जाता है।।

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Lord Krishna has given the origin and causes for the defects mentioned in this verse and the previous one. Sammoha meaning delusion indicates the desire to engage in inappropriate actions. The same meaning is given for moha which also indicates unrighteousness desires and the tendency to inappropriate activities. Bewilderment of memory causes destruction in the intellect. Destruction of the intellect is the non-awareness of ones eternal connection to the omnipresent soul. Pranasyati meaning one falls completely down indicates that one goes to the degraded hellish planets. Due to having unrighteous desires one cannot remember the eternal truths of the Vedic scriptures. Then due to defective perceptions one makes erroneous summations in what actions to perform and what actions not to perform. By these sinful activities one is degraded to the lower worlds. Now begins the summation. Sammoha denotes an illusionary perception of knowledge. This means even if the knowledge is right one will be deluded and remember it incorrectly. Thus due to perceiving the essence of the knowledge erroneously ones judgement will be compromised and ones actions will follow a distorted summation.