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Chapter 17: The Divisions of Faith

Bg 17.24
TEXT 24
tasmad om ity udahrtya
yajna-dana-tapah-kriyah
pravartante vidhanoktah
satatam brahma-vadinam
SYNONYMS
tasmat—therefore; om—beginning with om; iti—thus; udahrtya—indicating; yajna—sacrifice; dana—charity; tapah—penance; kriyah—performances; pravartante—begins; vidhana-uktah—according to scriptural regulation; satatam—always; brahma-vadinam—of the transcendentalists.
TRANSLATION
Thus the transcendentalists undertake sacrifices, charities, and penances, beginning always with om, to attain the Supreme.
PURPORT
Om tad visnoh paramam padam. The lotus feet of Visnu are the supreme devotional platform. The performance of everything on behalf of the Supreme Personality of Godhead assures the perfection of all activity.

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