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Elon Musk Butchered Iconic Line from Bhagavad Gita and Called Himself 'Destroyer of Shorts'

05/02/2021 11:05 PM | Click to read full article

Elon Musk, whose hatred for short-sellers on the stock market is the stuff of myths, has just paraphrased a quote from the Bhagavad Gita and called himself the "destroyer of shorts".

Taking to Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX CEO wrote, "I am become meme, Destroyer of shorts". Musk's tweet is indeed a play on a quote from the Bhagavad Gita. The original line is "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds" and was uttered by Lord Krishna to Prince Arjuna.