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Srimad Bhagavad Gita
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Arjuna inquired: O Krsna, what is the position of those who perform worship with faith, but neglect the injunctions of the scriptures? Is that considered to be in goodness, passion, or ignorance?
17:1 | The Threefold Division of Faith : Sraddhatraya-vibhag-yoga

The Supreme Lord said: Such faith is of three types, according to an embodied soul's previously developed tendencies good, passionate, or ignorant. Now please hear about this from Me.
17:2 | The Threefold Division of Faith : Sraddhatraya-vibhag-yoga

O Bharata, all men have a particular type of faith according to their individual mentalities. The very nature of the living being is based on faith their internal and external nature is modeled according to their faith. Therefore, their nature may be dis
17:3 | The Threefold Division of Faith : Sraddhatraya-vibhag-yoga

Persons endowed with the nature of goodness worship the goodnatured demigods; persons of passionate nature worship the passionate Yaksa demigods and cannibalistic Raksasa demons, while those of ignorant faith worship the ghosts and the dead, in the plane
17:4 | The Threefold Division of Faith : Sraddhatraya-vibhag-yoga

Proud and pretentious fools cause the derangement of the body's natural elements and torment the indwelling soul, which is My fragmental spiritual particle. Motivated by intense craving to display their mental and bodily prowess, they perform excruciatin
17:5 | The Threefold Division of Faith : Sraddhatraya-vibhag-yoga

Observe 5.
17:6 | The Threefold Division of Faith : Sraddhatraya-vibhag-yoga

According to the three modes of material nature, there are also three preferences of food. In the same way, there are three kinds of sacrifice, three kinds of austerity, and three kinds of charity. Now hear of all these.
17:7 | The Threefold Division of Faith : Sraddhatraya-vibhag-yoga

Edible or offerable foods which increase longevity, zeal, strength, health, happiness and satisfaction, and which are succulent, milky, wholesome, and attractive these are dear to persons of the nature of goodness.
17:8 | The Threefold Division of Faith : Sraddhatraya-vibhag-yoga

Edibles dear to persons of passionate nature are too bitter (nimba, etc.), too sour, too salty, too hot, too pungent (chili pepper, etc,) too dry (dry-roasted chick-peas, etc.), and too heating (mustard seed, etc.). Such foods cause unhappiness, distress
17:9 | The Threefold Division of Faith : Sraddhatraya-vibhag-yoga

Such food is dear to the ignorant: food which is cold, due to being cooked more than three hours before; food which is tasteless, exudes a bad odor, or was cooked the day before; the remnants of others (with the exception of remnants left by one's guru);
17:10 | The Threefold Division of Faith : Sraddhatraya-vibhag-yoga

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