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Chapter 17: The Divisions of Faith

Bg 17.17
TEXT 17
sraddhaya paraya taptam
tapas tat tri-vidham naraih
aphalakanksibhir yuktaih
sattvikam paricaksate
SYNONYMS
sraddhaya—with faith; paraya—transcendental; taptam—executed; tapah—austerity; tat—that; tri-vidham—three kinds; naraih—by men; aphala-akanksibhih—without desires for fruits; yuktaih—engaged; sattvikam—in the mode of goodness; pari-caksate—is called.
TRANSLATION
This threefold austerity, practiced by men whose aim is not to benefit themselves materially but to please the Supreme, is of the nature of goodness.

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