17.20 dātavyam iti yad dānaṁ (Original)

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Chapter 17

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dātavyam iti yad dānaṁ
dīyate ’nupakāriṇe
deśe kāle ca pātre ca
tad dānaṁ sāttvikaṁ smṛtam

‘That is considered Sātvika-gift, which thus: ‘it ought to be given,’ is given, to one unable to return; (given) in place, in time, and to recipient, meet.’

‘The gift ought to be given,’ as a duty, and not in expectation of a reward. The gift is to be given to one who can render nothing back; in due place, at due time, and to a proper recipient. Such gift is said to be Sātvikam.

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