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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 17 Verse 21

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 17 श्लोक 21

यत्तु प्रत्युपकारार्थं फलमुद्दिश्य वा पुनः।
दीयते च परिक्लिष्टं तद्दानं राजसं स्मृतम्।।17.21।।

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

17.21. But, what is given to get a return of favour or again with a view to a fruit, and which is very much vexed - that gift is held to be of the Rajas.

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

17.21 See Comment under 17.22

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 17.21

Yattu pratyupakaaraartham phalamuddishya vaa punah; Deeyate cha pariklishtam taddaanam raajasam smritam.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 17.21

yat—which; tu—but; prati-upakāra-artham—with the hope of a return; phalam—reward; uddiśhya—expectation; vā—or; punaḥ—again; dīyate—is given; cha—and; parikliṣhṭam—reluctantly; tat—that; dānam—charity; rājasam—in the mode of passion; smṛitam—is said to be