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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 15

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 7 श्लोक 15

न मां दुष्कृतिनो मूढाः प्रपद्यन्ते नराधमाः।
माययापहृतज्ञाना आसुरं भावमाश्रिताः।।7.15।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

7.15 The foolish evildoers, who are the most depraved among men, who are deprived of (their) wisdom by Maya, and who resort to demoniacal ways, do not take refuge in Me.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

7.15 Evil-doers, those who commit evil deeds, do not resort to Me. They are of four types, according to the degree of their evil deeds: (i) the foolish, (ii) the lowest of men, (iii) those persons deprived of knowledge by Maya, and (iv) those given to demoniac nature. The foolish are those who have misconceived knowledge. True knowledge consists in understanding that the self is dependent on the Lord and exists for Him. But the foolish think they are independent and also that all enjoyable things of the world are their own and for their enjoyment. The lowest of men are those who are incapable of turning towards Me, even though My essential nature is known to them generally. Persons who are deprived of knowledge by Maya are those who, though possessing knowledge about Me and My manifestations, are moved by deceitful reasonings to contend that such knowledge is inconsistent and impossible. Those of demoniac nature are those who have positive knowledge about Myself and My manifestation but hate Me. The intensity of sinfulness in these types in the order in which they are successively placed.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 7.15

Na maam dushkritino moodhaah prapadyante naraadhamaah; Maayayaapahritajnaanaa aasuram bhaavamaashritaah.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 7.15

na—not; mām—unto me; duṣhkṛitinaḥ—the evil doers; mūḍhāḥ—the ignorant; prapadyante—surrender; nara-adhamāḥ—one who lazily follows one’s lower nature; māyayā—by God’s material energy; apahṛita jñānāḥ—those with deluded intellect; āsuram—demoniac; bhāvam—nature; āśhritāḥ—surrender