Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3, Shlok 38

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3, Shlok 38

dhūmenāvriyate vahnir yathādarśho malena cha
yatholbenāvṛito garbhas tathā tenedam āvṛitam

Just as a fire is covered by smoke, a mirror is masked by dust, and an embryo is concealed by the womb, similarly one’s knowledge gets shrouded by desire.

Word by Word Meaning:

dhūmena - by smoke 
āvriyate - is covered
vahniḥ - fire
yathā - just as
ādarśhaḥ - mirror
malena - by dust
cha - also
yathā - just as
ulbena - by the womb
āvṛitaḥ - is covered
garbhaḥ - embryo
tathā - similarly
tena - by that (desire)
idam - this
āvṛitam - is covered


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