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Chapter 17 Verse 6 of 28

| | अशास्त्र-विहितम्́ घॊरम्́ | तप्यंतॆ यॆ तपॊ जनाः | दंभाहन्́कार-सम्́युक्ताः | काम-राग-बलांविताः | कर्षयंतः शरीर-स्थम्́ | भूत-ग्रामम् अचॆतसः | माम्́ चैवांतः शरीर-स्थम्́ | तान् विढ्य् आसुर-निश्चयान् | |


Those who undergo severe austerities and penances not recommended in the scriptures, performing them out of pride and egoism, who are impelled by lust and attachment, who are foolish and who torture the material elements of the body as well as the Supersoul dwelling within, are to be known as demons.