श्रीमद् भगवद्गीता

मूल श्लोकः

śrī bhagavānuvāca

trividhā bhavati śraddhā dēhināṅ sā svabhāvajā.

sāttvikī rājasī caiva tāmasī cēti tāṅ śrṛṇu৷৷17.2৷৷

English Translation By Swami Adidevananda

17.2 The Lord said Threefold is the faith of embodied beings, born of their own nature, constituted of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. Listen now about it.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary By Swami Adidevananda

17.2 The Lord said 'Threefold is the faith among all' embodied beings. And it arises from their 'inborn nature.' What is called Svabhava is the state unie to one's own nature. It is the special taste or predilection caused by previous subtle impressions, 'Vasanas.' To whatever one's predilection is directed, there faith is born in respect of it. For 'faith' is zeal or eagerness about any means in the belief that it is the way of action to achieve one's own desired object. Vasana (subtle impression), Ruci (taste) and Sraddha (faith) are the alities of the self born from its association with the Gunas. The Sattva and the other Gunas are the alities of the body, the senses, the internal organs and sense-objects. They bring about their alities in the self associated with them. These are the Vasanas. These Gunas can be described only by their effects. These (i.e., Vasanas etc.) originate from experiences with the body etc., having origination in Sattva and other Gunas. Thus faith is threefold as marked by Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. Listen about this faith.