Srimad Bhagavatam 11.25.27-28 - How faith takes us to Transcendence (download mp3)
by Deen Gauranga Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
sāttviky ādhyātmikī śraddhā
karma-śraddhā tu rājasī
tāmasy adharme yā śraddhā
mat-sevāyāṁ tu nirguṇā
Faith directed toward spiritual life is in the mode of goodness, faith rooted in fruitive work is in the mode of passion, faith residing in irreligious activities is in the mode of ignorance, but faith in My devotional service is purely transcendental.
pathyaṁ pūtam anāyastam
āhāryaṁ sāttvikaṁ smṛtam
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.