TEXT 279
visayira anna haya 'rajasa' nimantrana
data, bhokta--dunhara malina haya mana
SYNONYMS
visayira—offered by materialistic men; anna—food; haya—is; rajasa—in the mode of passion; nimantrana—invitation; data—the person who offers; bhokta—the person who accepts such an offering; dunhara—of both of them; malina—contaminated; haya mana—the mind becomes.
TRANSLATION
"When one accepts an invitation from a person contaminated by the material mode of passion, the person who offers the food and the person who accepts it are both mentally contaminated.
PURPORT
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that there are three varieties of invitations-those in the mode of goodness, those in passion and those in ignorance. An invitation accepted from a pure devotee is in the mode of goodness, an invitation accepted from a person who is pious but materially attached is in the mode of passion, and an invitation accepted from a person who is materially very sinful is in the mode of ignorance.

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