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yaḥ śāstravidhimutsṛjya vartatē kāmakārataḥ.

na sa siddhimavāpnōti na sukhaṅ na parāṅ gatim৷৷16.23৷৷

English Translation By Swami Adidevananda

16.23 He who, abandoning the injunctions of the Sastras, acts under the influence of desire, attains neither perfection nor pleasure, nor the supreme state.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary By Swami Adidevananda

16.23 Here Sastra means Vedas. Vidhi stands for injunction. He who abandons My injunction called Vedas and acts under the influence of desire, viz., takes the path according to his own wishes, does not attain perfection, He does not reach any Siddhi in the next world, nor does he find the slighest happiness in this world, let alone the attainment of the supreme state. It is not possible for him to do so. Such is the meaning.