17.22 adeśa-kāle yad dānam (Original)

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Chapter 17

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adeśa-kāle yad dānam
apātrebhyaś ca dīyate
asat-kṛtam avajñātaṁ
tat tāmasam udāhṛtam

‘That is considered Tāmasa-gift which is given in wrong place, wrong time and to wrong recipients; (given) without honor, without ceremony.’

Gifts rendered in wrong (or unholy) places, (or wrong countries), wrong times (such as the Dead of the night), and to unworthy persons; also those given, without honor (asatkṛitam) = devoid of such respects as washing the feet (of the worthy recipients), and without ceremony (avajñātam) = unceremoniously = with disdain; (such gifts) are considered Rājasa (gifts).

So far, the distinctions of Vaidika (or Veda-bid) Yajña, Tapas and Dāna, characterized by Guṇas, Satva etc., have been shown. Now it is intended to show how these same Vaidika Yajña etc., become characterized when united with the Praṇava (OM), and when qualified by the symbols ‘TAT’ and ‘SAT’:

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