|Chapter 14||The Three Qualities of Material Nature||Verse 12|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Continuing furtherLord Krishna states that the ever increasing desire for wealth known as greed and avarice keeps one always in activities to acquire and enjoy. Restlessness, agitation, the incessant impulse to perform actions for the purpose of satisfying desires. Longing to exploit and enjoy things as soon as they are seen by any means available. When these characteristics are prevalent then it is apparent that raja guna or the mode of passion is predominant within a jiva or embodied being,
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Lord Krishna now describes what is indicative of passion with the following words.
The word lobha means greed, avarice, parsimony regarding wealth.
The word pravritih means restlessness with no specific purpose or reason.
The word arambhah means engaging in fruitive activities.
The word asamah means agitation of the senses.
The word spriha means craving for sense gratification.
All of these qualities manifest when raja guna or the mode of passion is predominant.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Now Lord Krishna speaks of the indications of the qualities of raja guna or the mode of passion. Underlying the preponderance of passion is lobhah or greed wwhich is the desire to always acquire more even if not needed. The motivating force is activity for increasing self interests. The mentality is after I acquire this, I will acquire that and so forth and so on. There is an incessant impulse to do and an obsession to enjoy every object. So by lobhah it can be understood that one is controlled by raja guna.