त्रिविधा भवति श्रद्धा देहिनां सा स्वभावजा |
सात्त्विकी राजसी चैव तामसी चेति तां शृणु || 2||
tri-vidhā bhavati śhraddhā dehināṁ sā svabhāva-jā
sāttvikī rājasī chaiva tāmasī cheti tāṁ śhṛiṇu
śhrī-bhagavān uvācha—the Supreme Personality said; tri-vidhā—of three kinds; bhavati—is; śhraddhā—faith; dehinām—embodied beings; sā—which; sva-bhāva-jā—born of one’s innate nature; sāttvikī—of the mode of goodness; rājasī—of the mode of passion; cha—and; eva—certainly; tāmasī—of the mode of ignorance; cha—and; iti—thus; tām—about this; śhṛiṇu—hear
The Lord said: The faith of men, born of their individual natures, is of three kinds. It is characterized by sattva, rajas, or tamas. Hear now concerning it.
Svabhavaja: Men are born with different objects of faith, according to their practice and experience in past births. It comes to them as an inherited quality and determines the nature of their worship and sacrifice.
Question: What is the threefold Sraddha?
Answer: It is Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic.
Question: What is the cause of this difference?
Answer: Nature (i.e.) the Samskaras of the previous births, is the cause of the distinction.