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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14 Verse 16

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 14 श्लोक 16

कर्मणः सुकृतस्याहुः सात्त्विकं निर्मलं फलम्।
रजसस्तु फलं दुःखमज्ञानं तमसः फलम्।।14.16।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी तेजोमयानंद

।।14.16।। शुभ कर्म का फल सात्विक और निर्मल कहा गया है रजोगुण का फल दुख और तमोगुण का फल अज्ञान है।।

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

The result of raja guna or the mode of passion does not categorically mean only pain but denotes pleasure mixed with the pain. Actions are known to be in rajas. The Shabda Nirnaya states: In the word duhkha, the dhu denotes pain and the kha denotes pleasure.. The Sharakarakshya text states: Rajas verily manifests in small measures of pain and pleasure . Along with pleasure must also come pain; therfore such persons are known as both happy and unhappy. Unhappy due to the pain from the effort and happy due to the pleasure of enjoying the result. Otherwise without such joy the excessive pain caused by rajas would be the same as the pain caused by tamas which has an extremely limited scope for fulfilling desires. The Skanda Purana states that tamas or darkness is caused by ignorance and always results in continuous pain.