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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 17 Verse 20

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 17 श्लोक 20

दातव्यमिति यद्दानं दीयतेऽनुपकारिणे।
देशे काले च पात्रे च तद्दानं सात्त्विकं स्मृतम्।।17.20।।

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

17.20. A gift which is given with the thought that One must give and is given in a proper place, and at correct time to a worthy person, incapable of obliging in return-that gift is held to be of the Sattva.

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

17.20 See Comment under 17.22

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 17.20

Daatavyamiti yaddaanam deeyate’nupakaarine; Deshe kaale cha paatre cha taddaanam saattwikam smritam.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 17.20

dātavyam—worthy of charity; iti—thus; yat—which; dānam—charity; dīyate—is given; anupakāriṇe—to one who cannot give in return; deśhe—in the proper place; kāle—at the proper time; cha—and; pātre—to a worthy person; cha—and; tat—that; dānam—charity; sāttvikam—in the mode of goodness; smṛitam—is stated to be