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Chapter 6

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Bhagavad Gita 6.1

Sri-Bhagavan uvacakrishna

Anasritah karma-phalam karyam karma karoti yah
sa sannyasi ca yogi ca na niragnir na cakriyah

“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: One who is unattached to the fruits of his work and who works as he is obligated is in the renounced order of life, and he is the true mystic, not he who lights no fire and performs no duty.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.2

Yam sannyasam iti prahur yogam tam viddhi pandava
na hy asannyasta-sankalpo yogi bhavati kascana

“What is called renunciation you should know to be the same as yoga, or linking oneself with the Supreme, O son of Pandu, for one can never become a yogi unless he renounces the desire for sense gratification.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.3

Aruruksor muner yogam karma karanam ucyate
yogarudhasya tasyaiva samah karanam ucyate

“For one who is a neophyte in the eightfold yoga system, work is said to be the means; and for one who is already elevated in yoga, cessation of all material activities is said to be the means.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.4

Yada hi nendriyarthesu na karmasv anusajjate
sarva-sankalpa-sannyasi yogarudhas tadocyate

“A person is said to be elevated in yoga when, having renounced all material desires, he neither acts for sense gratification nor engages in fruitive activities.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.5

Uddhared atmanatmanam natmanam avasadayet
atmaiva hy atmano bandhur atmaiva ripur atmanah

“One must deliver himself with the help of his mind, and not degrade himself. The mind is the friend of the conditioned soul, and his enemy as well.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.6

Bandhur atmatmanas tasya yenatmaivatmana jitah
anatmanas tu satrutve vartetatmaiva satru-vat

“For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.7

Jitatmanah prashantasya paramatma samahitah
sitosna-sukha-duhkhesu tatha manapamanayoh

“For one who has conquered the mind, the Supersoul is already reached, for he has attained tranquillity. To such a man happiness and distress, heat and cold, honor and dishonor are all the same.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.8

Jnana-vijnana-trptatma kuta-stho vijitendriyah
yukta ity ucyate yogi sama-lostrasma-kancanah

“A person is said to be established in self-realization and is called a yogi [or mystic] when he is fully satisfied by virtue of acquired knowledge and realization. Such a person is situated in transcendence and is self-controlled. He sees everything whether it be pebbles, stones or gold as the same.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.9

Suhrn-mitrary-udasina- madhyastha-dvesya-bandhusu
sadhusv api ca papesu sama-buddhir visisyate

“A person is considered still further advanced when he regards honest well-wishers, affectionate benefactors, the neutral, mediators, the envious, friends and enemies, the pious and the sinners all with an equal mind.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.10

Yogi yunjita satatam atmanam rahasi sthitah
ekaki yata-cittatma nirasir aparigrahah

“A transcendentalist should always engage his body, mind and self in relationship with the Supreme; he should live alone in a secluded place and should always carefully control his mind. He should be free from desires and feelings of possessiveness.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.11, 6.12

Sucau dese pratishthapya sthiram asanam atmanah
naty-ucchritam nati-nicam cailajina-kusottaram

Tatraikagram manah kritva yata-cittendriya-kriyah
upavisyasane yunjyad yogam atma-vishuddhaye

“To practice yoga, one should go to a secluded place and should lay kusa grass on the ground and then cover it with a deerskin and a soft cloth. The seat should be neither too high nor too low and should be situated in a sacred place. The yogi should then sit on it very firmly and practice yoga to purify the heart by controlling his mind, senses and activities and fixing the mind on one point.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.13, 6.14

Samam kaya-siro-grivam dharayann acalam sthirah
sampreksya nasikagram svam disas canavalokayan

Prashantatma vigata-bhir brahmacari-vrate sthitah
manah samyamya mac-citto yukta asita mat-parah

“One should hold ones body, neck and head erect in a straight line and stare steadily at the tip of the nose. Thus, with an unagitated, subdued mind, devoid of fear, completely free from sex life, one should meditate upon Me within the heart and make Me the ultimate goal of life.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.15

Yunjann evam sadatmanam yogi niyata-manasah
shantim nirvana-paramam mat-samstham adhigacchati

“Thus practicing constant control of the body, mind and activities, the mystic transcendentalist, his mind regulated, attains to the kingdom of God [or the abode of Krishna] by cessation of material existence.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.16

Naty-asnatas tu yogo sti na caikantam anasnatah
na cati-svapna-silasya jagrato naiva carjuna

“There is no possibility of ones becoming a yogi, O Arjuna, if one eats too much or eats too little, sleeps too much or does not sleep enough.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.17

Yuktahara-viharasya yukta-cestasya karmasu
yukta-svapnavabodhasya yogo bhavati duhkha-ha

“He who is regulated in his habits of eating, sleeping, recreation and work can mitigate all material pains by practicing the yoga system.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.18

Yada viniyatam cittam atmany evavatisthate
nisprhah sarva-kamebhyo yukta ity ucyate tada

“When the yogi, by practice of yoga, disciplines his mental activities and becomes situated in transcendence devoid of all material desires he is said to be well established in yoga.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.19

Yatha dipo nivata-stho nengate sopama smrta
yogino yata-cittasya yunjato yogam atmanah

“As a lamp in a windless place does not waver, so the transcendentalist, whose mind is controlled, remains always steady in his meditation on the transcendent self.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.20, 6.21, 6.22, 6.23

Yatroparamate cittam niruddham yoga-sevaya
yatra caivatmanatmanam pasyann atmani tusyati

Sukham atyantikam yat tad buddhi-grahyam atindriyam
vetti yatra na caivayam sthitas calati tattvatah

Yam labdhva caparam labham manyate nadhikam tatah
yasmin sthito na duhkhena gurunapi vicalyate

Tam vidyad duhkha-samyoga- viyogam yoga-samjnitam

“In the stage of perfection called trance, or samadhi, ones mind is completely restrained from material mental activities by practice of yoga. This perfection is characterized by ones ability to see the self by the pure mind and to relish and rejoice in the self. In that joyous state, one is situated in boundless transcendental happiness, realized through transcendental senses. Established thus, one never departs from the truth, and upon gaining this he thinks there is no greater gain. Being situated in such a position, one is never shaken, even in the midst of greatest difficulty. This indeed is actual freedom from all miseries arising from material contact.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.24

Sa niscayena yoktavyo yogo nirvinna-cetasa
sankalpa-prabhavan kamams tyaktva sarvan asesatah
manasaivendriya-gramam viniyamya samantatah

“One should engage oneself in the practice of yoga with determination and faith and not be deviated from the path. One should abandon, without exception, all material desires born of mental speculation and thus control all the senses on all sides by the mind.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.25

Sanaih sanair uparamed buddhya dhrti-grhitaya
atma-samstham manah kritva na kincid api cintayet

“Gradually, step by step, one should become situated in trance by means of intelligence sustained by full conviction, and thus the mind should be fixed on the self alone and should think of nothing else.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.26

Yato yato niscalati manas cancalam asthiram
tatas tato niyamyaitad atmany eva vasam nayet

“From wherever the mind wanders due to its flickering and unsteady nature, one must certainly withdraw it and bring it back under the control of the self.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.27

Prashanta-manasam hy enam yoginam sukham uttamam
upaiti santa-rajasam brahma-bhutam akalmasam

“The yogi whose mind is fixed on Me verily attains the highest perfection of transcendental happiness. He is beyond the mode of passion, he realizes his qualitative identity with the Supreme, and thus he is freed from all reactions to past deeds.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.28

Yunjann evam sadatmanam yogi vigata-kalmasah
sukhena brahma-samsparsham atyantam sukham asnute

“Thus the self-controlled yogi, constantly engaged in yoga practice, becomes free from all material contamination and achieves the highest stage of perfect happiness in transcendental loving service to the Lord.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.29

Sarva-bhuta-stham atmanam sarva-bhutani catmani
iksate yoga-yuktatma sarvatra sama-darshanah

“A true yogi observes Me in all beings and also sees every being in Me. Indeed, the self-realized person sees Me, the same Supreme Lord, everywhere.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.30

Yo mam pasyati sarvatra sarvam ca mayi pasyati
tasyaham na pranasyami sa ca me na pranasyati

“For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.31

Sarva-bhuta-sthitam yo mam bhajaty ekatvam asthitah
sarvatha vartamano pi sa yogi mayi vartate

“Such a yogi, who engages in the worshipful service of the Supersoul, knowing that I and the Supersoul are one, remains always in Me in all circumstances.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.32

Atmaupamyena sarvatra samam pasyati yo arjuna
sukham va yadi va duhkham sa yogi paramo matah

“He is a perfect yogi who, by comparison to his own self, sees the true equality of all beings, in both their happiness and their distress, O Arjuna!”

Bhagavad Gita 6.33

arjArjuna uvaca

Yo yam yogas tvaya proktah samyena madhusudana
etasyaham na pasyami cancalatvat sthitim sthiram

“Arjuna said: O Madhusudana, the system of yoga which You have summarized appears impractical and unendurable to me, for the mind is restless and unsteady.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.34

Cancalam hi manah krishna pramathi balavad drdham
tasyaham nigraham manye vayor iva su-duskaram

“For the mind is restless, turbulent, obstinate and very strong, O Krishna, and to subdue it, I think, is more difficult than controlling the wind.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.35

Sri-Bhagavan uvacakrishna

Asamsayam maha-baho mano durnigraham calam
abhyasena tu kaunteya vairagyena ca grhyate

“Lord Sri Krishna said: O mighty-armed son of Kunti, it is undoubtedly very difficult to curb the restless mind, but it is possible by suitable practice and by detachment.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.36

Asamyatatmana yogo dusprapa iti me matih
vasyatmana tu yatata sakyo vaptum upayatah

“For one whose mind is unbridled, self-realization is difficult work. But he whose mind is controlled and who strives by appropriate means is assured of success. That is My opinion.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.37

arjArjuna uvaca

Ayatih shraddhayopeto yogac calita-manasah
aprapya yoga-samsiddhim kam gatim krishna gacchati

“Arjuna said: O Krishna, what is the destination of the unsuccessful transcendentalist, who in the beginning takes to the process of self-realization with faith but who later desists due to worldly-mindedness and thus does not attain perfection in mysticism?”

Bhagavad Gita 6.38

Kaccin nobhaya-vibhrastas chinnabhram iva nasyati
apratistho maha-baho vimudho brahmanah pathi

“O mighty-armed Krishna, does not such a man, who is bewildered from the path of transcendence, fall away from both spiritual and material success and perish like a riven cloud, with no position in any sphere?”

Bhagavad Gita 6.39

Etan me samsayam krishna chettum arhasy asesatah
tvad-anyah samsayasyasya chetta na hy upapadyate

“This is my doubt, O Krishna, and I ask You to dispel it completely. But for You, no one is to be found who can destroy this doubt.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.40

Sri-Bhagavan uvacakrishna

Partha naiveha namutra vinasas tasya vidyate
na hi kalyana-krt kascid durgatim tata gacchati

“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Son of Pritha, a transcendentalist engaged in auspicious activities does not meet with destruction either in this world or in the spiritual world; one who does good, My friend, is never overcome by evil.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.41

Prapya punya-kritam lokan usitva sasvatih samah
sucinam srimatam gehe yoga-bhrasto bhijayate

“The unsuccessful yogi, after many, many years of enjoyment on the planets of the pious living entities, is born into a family of righteous people, or into a family of rich aristocracy.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.42

Atha va yoginam eva kule bhavati dhimatam
etad dhi durlabhataram loke janma yad idrsam

“Or [if unsuccessful after long practice of yoga] he takes his birth in a family of transcendentalists who are surely great in wisdom. Certainly, such a birth is rare in this world.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.43

Tatra tam buddhi-samyogam labhate paurva-dehikam
yatate ca tato bhuyah samsiddhau kuru-nandana

“On taking such a birth, he revives the divine consciousness of his previous life, and he again tries to make further progress in order to achieve complete success, O son of Kuru.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.44

Purvabhyasena tenaiva hriyate hy avaso pi sah
jijnasur api yogasya shabda-brahmativartate

“By virtue of the divine consciousness of his previous life, he automatically becomes attracted to the yogic principles even without seeking them. Such an inquisitive transcendentalist stands always above the ritualistic principles of the scriptures.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.45

Prayatnad yatamanas tu yogi samshuddha-kilbisah
aneka-janma-samsiddhas tato yati param gatim

“And when the yogi engages himself with sincere endeavor in making further progress, being washed of all contaminations, then ultimately, achieving perfection after many, many births of practice, he attains the supreme goal.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.46

Tapasvibhyo dhiko yogi jnanibhyo pi mato dhikah
karmibhyas cadhiko yogi tasmad yogi bhavarjuna

“A yogi is greater than the ascetic, greater than the empiricist and greater than the fruitive worker. Therefore, O Arjuna, in all circumstances, be a yogi.”

Bhagavad Gita 6.47

Yoginam api sarvesam mad-gatenantar-atmana
shraddhavan bhajate yo mam sa me yuktatamo matah

“And of all yogis, the one with great faith who always abides in Me, thinks of Me within himself, and renders transcendental loving service to Me he is the most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all. That is My opinion.”

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