|Chapter 17: The Divisions of Faith|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 17.17
śraddhayā parayā taptaḿ
tapas tat tri-vidhaḿ naraiḥ
śraddhayā — with faith; parayā — transcendental; taptam — executed; tapaḥ — austerity; tat — that; tri-vidham — of three kinds; naraiḥ — by men; aphala-ākāńkṣibhiḥ — who are without desires for fruits; yuktaiḥ — engaged; sāttvikam — in the mode of goodness; paricakṣate — is called.
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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