- यत्तु कामेप्सुना कर्म साहंकारेण वा पुनः ।
- क्रियते बहुलायासं तद्राजसमुदाहृतम् ॥२४॥
- yat tu kāmepsunā karma
- sāhaṅkāreṇa vā punaḥ
- kriyate bahulāyāsaṁ
- tad rājasam udāhṛtam
yat—that which; tu—but; kāma-īpsunā—by one with desires for fruitive results; karma—work; sa-ahaṅkāreṇa—with ego; vā—or; punaḥ—again; kriyate—is performed; bahula-āyāsam—with great labor; tat—that; rājasam—in the mode of passion; udāhṛtam—is said to be.
But action performed with great effort by one seeking to gratify his desires, and enacted from a sense of false ego, is called action in the mode of passion.