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Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 2, Verse 63

Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized
Verse: 63
krodhad bhavati sammohah
sammohat smriti-vibhramah
smriti-bhramsad buddhi-naso
buddhi-nasat pranasyati

Translation:
From anger, complete delusion arises, and from delusion bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost, and when intelligence is lost one falls down again into the material pool.

Explanation:
Krishna follows through with the path of a living entity striving to satisfy his senses. In the last verse He mentioned that as a result of the senses lusting after their objects, anger arises. Now He completes the path of the fall down. A person who is angry cannot discriminate right from wrong, and will in fact come to the opposite conclusions. One's memory is the repository of good and bad, acceptable and unacceptable behaviors, and in a deluded state one is unable to act on this understanding, which finally leads to falling down into the material conception of life.

Beginning with text 64 and continuing almost until the end of Chapter Two, Krishna answers Arjuna's last question: "How does he walk?" The purport of this question is: "How does a man in transcendence engage his senses?"


Please read the Sanskrit Verse and the Prabhupada's Purport.

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