niyataṁ saṅga-rahitam
arāga-dveṣataḥ kṛtam
aphala-prepsunā karma
yat tat sāttvikam ucyate
niyatamregulative; saṅga-rahitamwithout attachment; arāga-dveṣataḥwithout love or hatred; kṛtamdone; aphala-prepsunāwithout fruitive result; karmaacts; yatthat which; tatthat; sāttvikamin the mode of goodness; ucyateis called.
As for actions, that action in accordance with duty, which is performed without attachment, without love or hate, by one who has renounced fruitive results, is called action in the mode of goodness.
Regulated occupational duties, as prescribed in the scriptures in terms of the different orders and divisions of society, performed without attachment or proprietary rights and therefore without any love or hatred and performed in Kṛṣṇa consciousness for the satisfaction of the Supreme, without self-satisfaction or self-gratification, are called actions in the mode of goodness.

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