yat tu kāmepsunā karma
sāhaṅkāreṇa vā punaḥ
kriyate bahulāyāsaṁ
tad rājasam udāhṛtam
yat—that which; tu—but; kāma-īpsunā—with fruitive result; karma—work; sāhaṅkāreṇawith ego; —or; punaḥ—again; kriyate—performed; bahula-āyāsamwith great labor; tat—that; rājasam—in the mode of passion; udāhṛtamis said to be.
But action performed with great effort by one seeking to gratify his desires, and which is enacted from a sense of false ego, is called action in the mode of passion.

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