Bhagwad Gita

Dealing with Pride – Texts from Bhagwad Gita

The texts from the Bhagwad Gita are curated to help deal with the feelings of pride. The Sanskrit texts and their corresponding translations are given below.

Take time to read and understand their core meaning and message, and I hope this helps in elevating the issues with pride.

Chapter 16 – Text 4

दम्भो दर्पोभिमानश्च क्रोधः पारुष्यमेव च 

अज्ञानं चाभिजातस्य पार्थ संपदमासुरीम

Arrogance, pride, anger, conceit, harshness, and ignorance – these qualities belong to those of demonic nature, O son of Parth.

Chapter 16 – Text 13,14,15

इदमद्य मया लब्धमिमं प्राप्स्ये मनोरथम 

इदमस्तीदमपि मे भविष्यति पुनर्धनम

असौ मया हतः शत्रुर्हनिष्ये चापरानपि

ईश्वरोहमहं भोगी सिद्धोहं बलवान्सुखी

आढयोभिजनवानस्मि कोन्योस्ति सदृशो मया 

यक्ष्ये दास्यामि मोदिष्य इत्यज्ञानविमोहिताः

The demonic person thinks: “I have so much wealth today, and I will gain more with my schemes. So much is mine now, and it will further increase in the future. I have already killed some of my enemies and other will also be killed. I am the lord of everything, I am the enjoyer, I am perfect, powerful, and happy. I am the richest man, surrounded by aristocratic relatives. There is no so powerful and happy as I am. I shall perform sacrifices, I shall give some charity, and thus I shall rejoice.” In this way, such persons are deluded by ignorance.

Chapter 18 – Text 26

मुक्तसङ्गोनहंवादी धृत्युत्साहसमन्वितः 

सिद्धयसिद्धयोर्निर्विकारः कर्ता सात्त्विक उच्यते

The worker who is free from all material attachments and false ego, who is enthusiastic and resolute and who is indifferent to success or failure, is a worker in the mode of goodness.

Chapter 18 – Text 58

मच्चित्तः सर्वदुर्गाणि मत्प्रसादत्तरिष्यसि 

अथ चेत्वमहङ्कारान्न श्रोष्यसि विनङ्क्ष्यसि

If you become conscious of Me, you will pass over all the obstacles of conditional life by My grace. If, however, you do not work in such consciousness but act through false ego, not hearing Me, you will be lost.

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