17.28 aśraddhayā hutaṁ dattaṁ (Original)

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aśraddhayā hutaṁ dattaṁ
tapas taptaṁ kṛtaṁ ca yat
asad ity ucyate pārtha
na ca tat pretya no iha

‘What without faith is given, what Tapas done, and what is done, (Yajña) is called A-SAT, Pārtha! which is neither for here nor for hereafter.’

Even if it be according to Śāstra-ordinance, but if it be without faith, Homa etc., done, is called A-SAT. Why? Because it is neither for here nor for hereafter, i.e., neither for any fruit to be obtained in the world (iha) nor for any fruit to be obtained in the shape of Moksha (pretya).


Thus closes Discourse Seventeen,

Named, the Śraddhāa-Traya-Vibhāga-Yoga,


The Book of the Threefold Division of Faith,

With Śri Rāmānuja’s Commentary thereon,

In the colloquy between Śri Kṛishṇa and Arjuna,

In the Science of Yoga,

In the Theosophy (Divine knowledge) of the Upanishads,

Or the Chants of Śrī Bhagavān,

The Bhagavad-Gītā.

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