abhisandhāya tu phalaṁ
dambhārtham api caiva yat
ijyate bharata-śreṣṭha
taṁ yajñaṁ viddhi rājasam
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.
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.
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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