17.11 aphalākāṅkṣibhir yajño (Original)

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Chapter 17

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aphalākāṅkṣibhir yajño
vidhi-diṣṭo ya ijyate
yaṣṭavyam eveti manaḥ
samādhāya sa sāttvikaḥ

‘That Law-sanctioned Sacrifice (yajña) is Sātvika, which is done regardless of fruit, with such resolve of mind as: ‘(this) ought to be done.’

Regardless of fruit = expecting not any reward for Sacrificial works &c., performed.

Vidhi-dṛishtaḥ = Śāstra-dṛishtaḥ = Law-sanctioned.

Yashtavyam = ‘Ought to be done’ as a duty, as in itself an end, since it is worship rendered to Bhagavan; —to be done completely in its three-fold features of Mantra, money and labour. Where a resolve like this is made in the mind, and a Yajña is performed, that Yajña is of Satva-character.

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