Srimad Bhagavadgita Sadhaka Sanjivani -Swami Ramsukhdas
Affinity with Matter (Nature), and attaching importance to it, is the root of all evils. The soul being a portion of the Lord, is pure by nature while evils are impure. So these belong to two different classes. Thus, an embodied soul, is oppressed by evils which are his own creation. It is also declared, in the Manasa, that the soul is sentient, pure and naturally a lot of bliss (Manasa 7/117/1). So evils and pains, are not pleasing. But, by identifying itself, with a body, it always suffers. Therefore, the Lord emphasizes, to wipe out the assumption of identity of the self, with a body, by viewing evil in birth and death etc.
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