Thus spoke Arjuna:
None the regard for scriptures
Who tend to manage life their well
What Thou say of such of beings
Virtuous, passionate or merely deluded.
Thus spoke the Lord:
It’s one’s nature that tends him
To be virtuous, passionate, or deluded.
Beings all have faith in some
It's one's nature that shapes it.
Virtuous seek gods in worship
Opt passionate to humour ghosts
Turn all deluded towards the Hades.
Hoping for there all to gain
Indulge vain in austerities
Though not endorsed by scriptures.
It’s in delusion they all fast
Emaciating frames of theirs,
Thus in foolishness they all
Famish Mine own Self in them.
As with habits so with palates
Come to tend all in three ways.
Opt virtuous all recipes fine
Sustain health ’n enhance strength.
Hot ’n spicy, and pungent,
Prefer food passionate that ill-suits.
Food of deluded is all stale
Long in storage, and impure.
Rings with truth ’n laced with warmth
It's speech austere that’s well-meaning.
Simple ’n stoic
Kind and candid
It’s mind austere
Never in turn,
Done in concern
Deed it’s austere.
It’s in pretension passionate live
Eye they have on name ’n fame.
With troubled mind all deluded live
Hurt themselves ’n others as well.
Virtuous deed is that extends
Helping hand to one in need
Guided by the zeal to serve.
Deed passionate is quid pro quo
Ever done with some end in mind.
Aiding dubious with disdain
It’s deed deluded that lacks goal.