I am the thread that runs through all these pearls – Bhagavad Gita



I am the thread that runs through all these pearls. (7.7)

The scriptures is your authority as regards the determination of what is to be done and what is not to be done. (16.4)

That gift is referred to as born of sattva which gift is given with the idea that it ought to be given, to one who will not serve in return, and at the (proper) place, (proper) time and to a (proper) person. (17.20)

The gift which is given expecting reciprocation, or again, with a desire for its result, and which is given grudgingly that is considered to be born of rajas. (17.21)

Gift which is made at an improper place and time, and to undeserving persons, without proper treatment and with disdain, is declared to be born of tamas. (17.22)

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