Chapter 17: The Divisions of Faith

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 17.17

śraddhayā parayā taptam

tapas tat tri-vidham naraih

aphalākāńkshibhir yuktaih

sāttvikam paricakshate

SYNONYMS

śraddhayā — with faith; parayā — transcendental; taptam — executed; tapah — austerity; tat — that; tri-vidham — of three kinds; naraih — by men; aphala-ākāńkshibhih — who are without desires for fruits; yuktaih — engaged; sāttvikamin the mode of goodness; paricakshate — is called.

TRANSLATION

This threefold austerity, performed with transcendental faith by men not expecting material benefits but engaged only for the sake of the Supreme, is called austerity in goodness.

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