Gita Acharan |English

Krishna further describes the demonic natured and says, "With multiple minds, entangled in the web of delusion, addicted to the gratification of sensuous pleasures, they sink into a foul hell (16.16). Such self-conceited, stubborn people, intoxicated by pride and arrogance in wealth, perform the sacrifices hypocritically and without following the scriptural injunctions (16.17). Blinded by 𝘼𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙖𝙖𝙧 (I am a doer), power, arrogance, desire, and anger, these malicious men despise Me who dwells within them and within all other men (16.18). These cruel haters, perpetrators of evil and worst among men, I hurl again and again into demonic wombs in the spheres of transmigration (16.19). These ignorant souls take birth again and again in demonic wombs. Failing to reach Me, O Arjun, they gradually sink to the most abominable type of existence" (16.20).


Krishna earlier declared that HE is equally disposed to all living beings.  None is 𝘿𝙬𝙚𝙨𝙝𝙮𝙖 (hateful) and none is 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙮𝙖 (dear) to Him (9.29). But the above verses indicate that He hates demonic persons and hence, keeps them in an abominable type of existence.


The apparent contradiction is because we assume Krishna (the name of almighty could vary based on one's belief systems) to be a person whereas HE is existence. He is simply describing the rules that govern existence. It's like the law of gravity where a fall is inevitable when we jump from a height. Krishna earlier described the same as, "In whatever way people approach Me, in that measure, I manifest Myself to them.” (4.11). When one takes the demonic path, the existence automatically reacts in a demonic way in due course of time.


The human body is the best example of the never ending benevolence of existence in terms of evolution, master crafting and coherence. It's just being grateful for whatever is bestowed rather than grabbing from existence for sensual gratification.

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