TEXT 12
abhisandhāya tu phalaṁ
dambhārtham api caiva yat
ijyate bharata-śreṣṭha
taṁ yajñaṁ viddhi rājasam
SYNONYMS
abhisandhāyadesiring; tubut; phalamthe result; dambhapride; arthammaterial benefits; apialso; caand; evacertainly; yat—that which; ijyateworship; bharata-śreṣṭha—O chief of the Bhāratas; tamthat; yajñam—sacrifice; viddhiknow; rājasam—in the mode of passion.
TRANSLATION
But that sacrifice performed for some material end or benefit or performed ostentatiously, out of pride, is of the nature of passion, O chief of the Bhāratas.
PURPORT
Sometimes sacrifices and rituals are performed for elevation to the heavenly kingdom or for some material benefits in this world. Such sacrifices or ritualistic performances are considered to be in the mode of passion.

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