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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।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी रामसुख दास जी ( भगवद् गीता 17.21)

।।17.21।।किन्तु जो दान प्रत्युपकारके लिये अथवा फलप्राप्तिका उद्देश्य बनाकर फिर क्लेशपूर्वक दिया जाता है? वह दान राजस कहा जाता है।

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Lord Krishna clarifies that danam or charity that is bequeathed with an inner desire and expectation for reward or danam that is proffered reluctantly, or danam that is inferior due to damage or spoilage, or danam that is undamaged and perfectly good and fresh unspoiled articles are stingily given grudgingly are all known to be situated in raja guna the mode of passion.