It takes a team of dedicated people, working from an office with monthly and annual bills, to share Lord Krishna’s teachings with more than 4000 visitors a day (1.46 million per year) from 228 countries, territories and islands. Fall is the time when Krishna.com’s annual property tax ($5200), insurance ($3150), and email newsletter service ($2145) bills are due, among others, totaling $10,495. We are supported by your donations and need your help to keep Krishna.com alive and vibrant. Please give a donation.

BG Chap 14 - The mode of ignorance binds the soul

The mode of darkness (tamas), which is produced from ignorance and which causes confusion for all living beings, binds the soul with inattention, laziness and sleep. Knowledge means understanding the nature of objects as they are. Ignorance is a part of prakṛti and its main nature is to oppose and cover that knowledge. Tama guṇa is produced from that ignorance and thus produces opposite knowledge for all souls. Tamas binds the jīva by its effects – carelessness, laziness and sleep. Carelessness is the tendency to perform actions which should not be done, and is opposed to illumination or knowledge, which is the effect of sattva. Laziness is opposed to action, the effect of rajas. Sleep, faintness of consciousness, is opposed to both rajas and sattva.