by Narayana Gosvami | 2013 | 327,105 words
The Bhagavad-gita Verse 17.12, English translation, including the Vaishnava commentaries Sarartha-varsini-tika, Prakashika-vritti and Rasika-ranjana (excerpts). This is verse Verse 17.12 from the chapter 17 called “Shraddha-traya-vibhaga-yoga (Yoga through discerning the three types of Faith)”
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 17.12:
अभिसन्धाय तु फलं दम्भार्थम् अपि चैव यत् ।
इज्यते भरत-श्रेष्ठ तं यज्ञं विद्धि राजसम् ॥ १२ ॥
abhisandhāya tu phalaṃ dambhārtham api caiva yat |
ijyate bharata-śreṣṭha taṃ yajñaṃ viddhi rājasam || 12 ||
abhisandhāya–with desire; tu–however; phalam–for the results; dambha-artham–out of pride; api ca–and also; eva–certainly; yat–which; ijyate–is performed; bharata-śreṣṭha–best of Bharata’s line; tam–that; yajñam–sacrifice; viddhi–you should understand; rājasam–the quality of passion.
O best of the Bharata dynasty, you should understand that the sacrifice that is executed with the desire for its fruit, and that is pretentiously performed to glorify oneself, is governed by the quality of passion.
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