Chapter 17: The Divisions of Faith

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 17.8

āyuh-sattva-balārogya-

sukha-prīti-vivardhanāh

rasyāh snigdhāh sthirā hridyā

āhārāh sāttvika-priyāh

SYNONYMS

āyuh — duration of life; sattva — existence; bala — strength; ārogya — health; sukha — happiness; prīti — and satisfaction; vivardhanāh — increasing; rasyāh — juicy; snigdhāh — fatty; sthirāh — enduring; hridyāh — pleasing to the heart; āhārāh — food; sāttvikato one in goodness; priyāh — palatable.

TRANSLATION

Foods dear to those in the mode of goodness increase the duration of life, purify one's existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, fatty, wholesome, and pleasing to the heart.

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