Chapter 17: The Divisions of Faith

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 17.25

tad ity anabhisandhāya

phalam yaja-tapah-kriyāh

dāna-kriyāś ca vividhāh

kriyante moksha-kāńkshibhih

SYNONYMS

tat — that; iti — thus; anabhisandhāya — without desiring; phalam — the fruitive result; yaja — of sacrifice; tapah — and penance; kriyāh — activities; dāna — of charity; kriyāh — activities; ca — also; vividhāh — various; kriyanteare done; moksha-kāńkshibhih — by those who actually desire liberation.

TRANSLATION

Without desiring fruitive results, one should perform various kinds of sacrifice, penance and charity with the word tat. The purpose of such transcendental activities is to get free from material entanglement.

PURPORT

To be elevated to the spiritual position, one should not act for any material gain. Acts should be performed for the ultimate gain of being transferred to the spiritual kingdom, back to home, back to Godhead.

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