17.17 śraddhayā parayā taptaṁ (Original)

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Chapter 17

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śraddhayā parayā taptaṁ
tapas tat tri-vidhaṁ naraiḥ
aphalākāṅkṣibhir yuktaiḥ
sāttvikaṁ paricakṣate

‘The threefold Austerity, done by men in fervid faith, exempt from hope of fruit, and devoutly, is Sātvikam, they say.’

Not longing for fruit; and devout, (yuktaiḥ) —i.e., imbued with the thought that all is worship rendered to Paramapurusha—; and united to ardent faith, the Tapas done by men, of the three kinds, Bodily, Oral and Mental (aforesaid), is declared to be Sātvikam.

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