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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 17 Verse 18

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 17 श्लोक 18

सत्कारमानपूजार्थं तपो दम्भेन चैव यत्।
क्रियते तदिह प्रोक्तं राजसं चलमध्रुवम्।।17.18।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी तेजोमयानंद

।।17.18।। जो तप सत्कार? मान और पूजा के लिए अथवा केवल दम्भ (पाखण्ड) से ही किया जाता है? वह अनिश्चित और क्षणिक तप यहाँ राजस कहा गया है।।

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Lord Krishna describes the austerities that are situated in raja guna the mode of passion are those that are enacted with the expectance of praise, prestige, acclaim and with the hope of receiving adulation and adoration from others is in raja guna along with any Vedic activity that is impelled by hidden motives of garnishing rewards or desire for recognition and worship from others even if enacted according to the Vedic scriptures.