Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2, Verse 44

भोगैश्वर्यप्रसक्तानां तयापहृतचेतसाम् |
व्यवसायात्मिका बुद्धि: समाधौ न विधीयते || 44||

bhogaiśwvarya-prasaktānāṁ tayāpahṛita-chetasām
vyavasāyātmikā buddhiḥ samādhau na vidhīyate

bhogagratification; aiśhwaryaluxury; prasaktānāmwhose minds are deeply attached; tayāby that; apahṛita-chetasāmbewildered in intellect; vyavasāya-ātmikāresolute; buddhiḥintellect; samādhaufulfilment; nanever; vidhīyateoccurs

bhogaiswvarya-prasaktanam tayapahrita-chetasam
vyavasayatmika buddhih samadhau na vidhiyate


BG 2.44: With their minds deeply attached to worldly pleasures and their intellects bewildered by such things, they are unable to possess the resolute determination for success on the path to God.


People whose minds are attached to sensual enjoyment concern themselves with bhog (gratification), and aiśhwarya (luxury). They engage their intellects in enhancing their income and contemplating how to increase their material possessions and maximize their enjoyment. Bewildered in this manner, they are unable to develop the firm resolve required for traversing the path to God-realization.

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