The SATTWIC , or “pure” men, worship the gods

Apr

10

2014

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 17 – Verse 4

Posted: 10 Apr 2014 02:58 AM PDT
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|| Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya | Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya | Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya | Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya ||

Chapter 17 — Verse 4

Verse: yajante sāttvikā devānyakṣarakṣāṃsi rājasāḥ |
pretānbhūtagaṇāṃścānye yajante tāmasā janāḥ ||

यजन्ते सात्त्विका देवान्यक्षरक्षांसि राजसाः ।
प्रेतान्भूतगणांश्चान्ये यजन्ते तामसा जनाः ॥

Translation: The SATTWIC , or “pure” men, worship the gods (DEVAS) ; the RAJASIC or the “passionate, ” the YAKSHAS and the RAKSHASAS; the others — TAMASIC people, or the “dark or dull” folk, worship the ghosts (PRETAS) and the hosts of BHUTAS, or the nature/spirits.

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