Friday, March 30, 2012

Three types of Daanam and importance of faith

Bhagavadgita 17.20 onwards

Satvik - Daanam given to the proper person at proper place and time without expecting any favor back from him.

proper place  holy place
proper time - auspicious time
proper person - one who is versed in vedas

Rajasik - Daanam given expecting something in return even for fame and given with reluctance.

Tamasik - Daanam given to undeserving at improper place and improper time in an improper manner.

Bhagavdgita 17.28 - Whatever if offered in yajna or in Daanam without faith or whatever austerity is udertaken without faith, will not yield any result - neither here nor after death.