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Hypocritical, proud, and arrogant, living in delusion and clinging to deluded ideas, insatiable in their desires, they pursue their unclean ends. Although burdened with fears that end only with death, they still maintain with complete assurance, "Gratification of lust is the highest that life can offer."


-Bhagavad Gita 16:10-11

Excerpted from The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran, copyright 1985. Nilgiri Press, http:// www.nilgiri.org. To order the book, please call 1-800-475-2369.