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SB 11.25.28

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


pathyaṁ pūtam anāyastam
āhāryaṁ sāttvikaṁ smṛtam
rājasaṁ cendriya-preṣṭhaṁ
tāmasaṁ cārti-dāśuci


pathyam—beneficial; pūtam—pure; anāyastam—attained without difficulty; āhāryam—food; sāttvikam—in the mode of goodness; smṛtam—is considered; rājasam—in the mode of passion; ca—and; indriya-preṣṭham—very dear to the senses; tāmasam—in the mode of ignorance; ca—and; ārti-da—which creates suffering; aśuci—is impure.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Food that is wholesome, pure and obtained without difficulty is in the mode of goodness, food that gives immediate pleasure to the senses is in the mode of passion, and food that is unclean and causes distress is in the mode of ignorance.


Food in the mode of ignorance causes painful disease and ultimately premature death.

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