SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
āhāras tv api sarvasya
tri-vidho bhavati priyaḥ
yajñas tapas tathā dānaṁ
teṣāṁ bhedam imaṁ śṛṇu
‘To all (beings) food also is three-fold and liked (by them). So are Sacrifice, Austerity, Charity. Listen to this, their distinction.’
Food also, by reason of its relation to the three qualities, Satvam etc., becomes of three kinds, and is liked by all living beings.
Similarly Yajña—Sacrifices are of three kinds; as also Tapas—Austerities; and Dānam—Charities.
Hear how food, Sacrifices, Austerities and Charities all vary as the qualities vary as will be shown further on.
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