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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।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी रामसुख दास जी ( भगवद् गीता 17.20)

।।17.20।।दान देना कर्तव्य है -- ऐसे भावसे जो दान देश? काल और पात्रके प्राप्त होनेपर अनुपकारीको दिया जाता है? वह दान सात्त्विक कहा गया है।

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

It is a duty to offer danam or charity to worthy recepients. Lord Krishna explains that danam that is offered without expectation of reward, hopes for services or wishing anything in return that is offered at an auspicious place, at an auspicious time to spiritually enlightened Vaisnavas brahmanas steeped in the conclusive knowledge of the Vedic scriptures is to be understood as the best of danam and situated in sattva guna the mode of goodness.