dambho darpo ’bhimanas ca
krodhah parusyam eva ca
partha sampadam asurim
Word for word:
dambhah — pride; darpah — arrogance; abhimanah — conceit; ca — and; krodhah — anger; parusyam — harshness; eva — certainly; ca — and; ajnanam — ignorance; ca — and; abhijatasya — of one who is born of; partha — O son of Prtha; sampadam — the qualities; asurim — of the demoniac nature.
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
Pride, arrogance, conceit, anger, harshness and ignorance – these qualities belong to those of demoniac nature, O son of Prtha.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
In this verse, the royal road to hell is described. The demoniac want to make a show of religion and advancement in spiritual science, although they do not follow the principles. They are always arrogant or proud in possessing some type of education or so much wealth. They desire to be worshiped by others, and demand respectability, although they do not command respect. Over triﬂes they become very angry and speak harshly, not gently. They do not know what should be done and what should not be done. They do everything whimsically, according to their own desire, and they do not recognize any authority. These demoniac qualities are taken on by them from the beginning of their bodies in the wombs of their mothers, and as they grow they manifest all these inauspicious qualities.