Chapter 18: Conclusion-The Perfection of Renunciation
adharmam dharmam iti ya
sarvarthan viparitams ca
buddhih sa partha tamasi
adharmam—irreligion; dharmam—religion; iti—thus; ya—which; manyate—thinks; tamasa—by illusion; avrta—covered; sarva-arthan—all things; viparitan—the wrong direction; ca—also; buddhih—intelligence; sa—that; partha—O son of Prtha; tamasi—the mode of ignorance.
That understanding which considers irreligion to be religion and religion to be irreligion, under the spell of illusion and darkness, and strives always in the wrong direction, O Partha, is in the mode of ignorance.