Tamasic Karma is explained.
अनुबन्धं क्षयं हिंसामनपेक्ष्य च पौरुषम् |
मोहादारभ्यते कर्म यतत्तामसमुच्यते || 25||
anubandhaṁ kṣhayaṁ hinsām anapekṣhya cha pauruṣham
mohād ārabhyate karma yat tat tāmasam uchyate
anubandham—consequences; kṣhayam—loss; hinsām—injury; anapekṣhya—by disregarding; cha—and; pauruṣham—one’s own ability; mohāt—out of delusion; ārabhyate—is begun; karma—action; yat—which; tat—that; tāmasam—in the mode of ignorance; uchyate—is declared to be
Whatever action is undertaken from delusion, without regard to consequences of loss (of money etc), injury (to himself and others), and (one’s own) ability, is declared Tamasic (Karma).
Tamasic action is in every way dark and deluded. It is action proceeding from ignorance. The consequences of the action are not thought over by the doer. He does no consideration of his own ability to perform the work. He does not foresee the dangerous effects of his actions, like loss of money and honour, injury to himself and to others. From every point of view such action is irrational.
Whatever action is performed without dedication to God and with the object of amassing material things is either Rajasic or Tamasic, because the doer does not consider the evil done to himself by slavery to Samsara.
Mohat: The origin of all Rajasic and Tamasic action is delusion. The delusion should first be cleared by right understanding and the actions thereafter become purified of its evil and binding nature.
Question: What is the nature of Tamasic Karma?
Answer: Whatever work is done without regard to the ensuing effects, without regard to the loss or injuries to oneself and others, and without regard to one’s own ability, is Tamasic
Question: What is the cause of such blind action?
Answer: Ignorance – want of discrimination.
Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 18 🔻 (78 Verses)