17.12 abhisandhāya tu phalaṁ (Original)

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Chapter 17

<< Chapter 17 Verse 11


abhisandhāya tu phalaṁ
dambhārtham api caiva yat
ijyate bharata-śreṣṭha
taṁ yajñaṁ viddhi rājasam

‘But that Yajña, know, Bharata-Chief! is Rājasa, which with an aim for fruit and for display—, one performs.’

Know that Yajña to be of the Rajas-character, which is done for the sake of fruit, and which is vitiated further by the desire for notoriety.

>> Chapter 17 Verse 13

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