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SB 8.19.36

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


na tad dānaṁ praśaṁsanti
yena vṛttir vipadyate
dānaṁ yajñas tapaḥ karma
loke vṛttimato yataḥ


na—not; tat—that; dānam—charity; praśaṁsanti—the saintly persons praise; yena—by which; vṛttiḥ—one's livelihood; vipadyate—becomes endangered; dānam—charity; yajñaḥ—sacrifice; tapaḥ—austerity; karma—fruitive activities; loke—in this world; vṛttimataḥ—according to one's means of livelihood; yataḥ—as it is so.


Learned scholars do not praise that charity which endangers one's own livelihood. Charity, sacrifice, austerity and fruitive activities are possible for one who is competent to earn his livelihood properly. [They are not possible for one who cannot maintain himself.]

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