Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 677

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Divisions of Faith
Chapter 17: Verse- 25

tad ity anabhisandhäya phalam yajna-tapah-kriyah
däna-kriyäs ca vividhäh kriyante moksa-känksibhih[1]


Without desiring fruitive results, one should perform various kinds of sacrifice, penance and charity with the word tat. The purpose of such transcendental activities is to get free from material entanglement.


To be elevated to the spiritual position, one should not act for any material gain. Acts should be performed for the ultimate gain of being transferred to the spiritual kingdom, back to home, back to Godhead.



  1. tat=that; iti=thus; anabhisandhäya=without desiring; phalam=the fruitive
    result; yajna=of sacrifice; tapah=and penance; kriyah=activities; däna=of charity; kriyah=activities; ca=also; vividhäh=various; kriyante=are done; moksa-känksibhih=by those who actually desire liberation.

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