सत्त्वानुरूपा सर्वस्य श्रद्धा भवति भारत।
श्रद्धामयोऽयं पुरुषो यो यच्छ्रद्धः स एव सः।।17.3।।
।।17.3।। हे भारत सभी मनुष्यों की श्रद्धा उनके सत्त्व (स्वभाव? संस्कार) के अनुरूप होती है। यह पुरुष श्रद्धामय है? इसलिए जो पुरुष जिस श्रद्धा वाला है वह स्वयं भी वही है अर्थात् जैसी जिसकी श्रद्धा वैसा ही उसका स्वरूप होता है।।
The word sattvanurupa means according to the mental characteristics. The qualities of the mind saturate every jiva or embodied being and correspondingly determines the of faith they are endowed with. Whatever state the mind exists in, faith naturally arises from that very state. This also implies the desires of the body and the attraction of the senses. The word sraddhamayo means inundated with one of the three types of faith situated from either sattva guna the mode of goodness, raja guna the mode of passion or tama guna the mode of ignorance. In whatever mode of faith one is united with into that mode of faith one is transformed. If such a jiva is imbued with faith for performing spiritual activities one will achieve spiritual results. Contrarily if one is attracted with faith to perform demoniac activities one will achieve demoniac results both in accordance with their faith.