Chapter 6:
The Yoga of  Meditation:
About the nature of yoga and reincarnation.

Shlokas 1 & 2, 5 to 8, 28 to 36.

 

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shloka 1

srî bhagavân uvâca
anâsritah karma-phalam
kâryam karma karoti yah
sa sannyâsî ca yogî ca
na niragnir na câkriyah

The Supreme Lord said: One who is not taking to the fruits and does his work dutiful is of the renounced order and a yogi, but not he who is without [sacrifice to] the fire and does not do his duty.

shloka 2

yam sannyâsam iti prâhur
yogam tam viddhi pândava
na hy asannyasta-sankalpo
yogî bhavati kascana

Know that what is called sannyas [the renounced order] is what links one to the Supreme, o son of Pându; surely never will anyone become [such] a transcendentalist who does not give up the selfish motive.

shloka 5

uddhared âtmanâtmânam
nâtmânam avasâdayet
âtmaiva hy âtmano bandhur
âtmaiva ripur âtmanah

One must free oneself by mindfulness and never put oneself down, as surely that selfinterest is indeed as well the friend of the soul as the self its enemy.

shloka 6

bandhur âtmâtmanas tasya
yenâtmaivâtmanâ jitah
anâtmanas tu satrutve
vartetâtmaiva satru-vat

The mindful is the best friend of that living soul who by himself conquered himself, but to those who are soulless the same mindfulness stays as an enemy.

shloka 7

jitâtmanah prasântasya
paramâtmâ samâhitah
sîtosna-sukha-duhkhesu
tathâ mânâpamânayoh

Those who conquered mindfully and thus attained to peace have reached the Supersoul its sameness in cold and heat, happiness and distress as well as honor and dishonor.

shloka 8

jnâna-vijnâna-trptâtmâ
kûtastho vijitendriyah
yukta ity ucyate yogî
sama-lostrâsma-kâncanah

The soul satisfied by knowledge and wisdom is in the spiritual and in the control over his senses united and thus one says, the yogi is indifferent about a clod of dirt, a stone or gold.

shloka 28

yunjann evam sadâtmânam
yogî vigata-kalmasah
sukhena brahma-samsparsam
atyantam sukham asnute

Thus engaging the soul always the yogi is freed from sin in the transcendental joy of spiritual union and thus he attains to its never ending happiness.

shloka 29

sarva-bhûta-stham âtmânam
sarva-bhûtâni câtmani
îksate yoga-yukta-âtmâ
sarvatra sama-darshanah

The soul in all beings and all beings in the soul - that is how someone in the spiritual union of yoga sees everywhere with equal vision.

shloka 30

yo mâm pasyati sarvatra
sarvam ca mayi pasyati
tasyâham na pranasyâmi
sa ca me na pranasyati

For whoever sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am not lost nor is He lost to Me.

shloka 31

sarva-bhûta-sthitam yo mâm
bhajaty ekatvam âsthitah
sarvathâ vartamâno 'pi
sa yogî mayi vartate

He who is devoted to Me as situated in the heart of everyone dwells in oneness and whatever the circumstances of such a transcendentalist, He will always remain in Me.

shloka 32

âtmaupamyena sarvatra
samam pasyati yo 'rjuna
sukham vâ yadi vâ duhkham
sa yogî paramo matah

He, o Arjuna, who, comparing the joy and sorrow everywhere, sees it equally - such a yogi is considered the best.

shloka 33

arjuna uvâca
yo 'yam yogas tvayâ proktah
sâmyena madhusûdana
etasyâham na pasyâmi
cancalatvât sthitim sthirâm

Arjuna said: 'Of this system of yoga generally described by you, o Madhusûdana, I do, because of my restlessness, not see its stability in place.

shloka 34

cancalam hi manah krsna
pramâthi balavad drdham
tasyâham nigraham manye
vâyor iva su-duskaram

The mind is surely flickle, o Krishna, agitating, strong and obstinate, to subdue it, I think, is as difficult as controlling the wind.'

shloka 35

srî bhagavân uvâca
asamsayam mahâ-bâho
mano durnigraham calam
abhyâsena tu kaunteya
vairâgyena ca grhyate

The Supreme Lord said: 'Undoubtedly, o mighty armed one, is the restless mind difficult to curb, but with persistence, o son of Kunti, and also by detachment it can be controlled.

shloka 36

asamyatâtmanâ yogo
dusprâpa iti me matih
vasyâtmanâ tu yatatâ
sakyo 'vâptum upâyatah

With a mind ill disciplined selfrealization is difficult, in My vision, but endeavouring with a practical mind controlling appropriately one will achieve.'

 

           

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Chapter 6:
The Yoga of Meditation:
About the nature of yoga and reincarnation.

Verses 1 & 2, 5 to 8, 28 to 36.

Text 1

The Supreme Lord said: One who is not taking to the fruits and does his work dutiful is of the renounced order and a yogi, but not he who is without [sacrifice to] the fire and does not do his duty.

Text 2

Know that what is called sannyas [the renounced order] is what links one to the Supreme, o son of Pându; surely never will anyone become [such] a transcendentalist who does not give up the selfish motive.

Text 5

One must free oneself by mindfulness and never put oneself down, as surely that selfinterest is indeed as well the friend of the soul as the self its enemy.

Text 6

The mindful is the best friend of that living soul who by himself conquered himself, but to those who are soulless the same mindfulness stays as an enemy.

Text 7

Those who conquered mindfully and thus attained to peace have reached the Supersoul its sameness in cold and heat, happiness and distress as well as honor and dishonor.

Text 8

The soul satisfied by knowledge and wisdom is in the spiritual and in the control over his senses united and thus one says, the yogi is indifferent about a clod of dirt, a stone or gold.

Text 28

Thus engaging the soul always the yogi is freed from sin in the transcendental joy of spiritual union and thus he attains to its never ending happiness.

Text 29

The soul in all beings and all beings in the soul - that is how someone in the spiritual union of yoga sees everywhere with equal vision.

Text 30

For whoever sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am not lost nor is He lost to Me.

Text 31

He who is devoted to Me as situated in the heart of everyone dwells in oneness and whatever the circumstances of such a transcendentalist, He will always remain in Me.

Text 32

He, o Arjuna, who, comparing the joy and sorrow everywhere, sees it equally - such a yogi is considered the best.

Text 33

Arjuna said: 'Of this system of yoga generally described by you, o Madhusûdana, I do, because of my restlessness, not see its stability in place.

Text 34

The mind is surely flickle, o Krishna, agitating, strong and obstinate, to subdue it, I think, is as difficult as controlling the wind.'

Text 35

The Supreme Lord said: 'Undoubtedly, o mighty armed one, is the restless mind difficult to curb, but with persistence, o son of Kunti, and also by detachment it can be controlled.

Text 36

With a mind ill disciplined selfrealization is difficult, in My vision, but endeavouring with a practical mind controlling appropriately one will achieve.'

Complete version of this chapter (6) in Sanskrit, word-for-word and translation

 

     

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