Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 112

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Contents of the Gita Summarized
Chapter 2: Verse-61

täni sarvani samyamya
yukta äsita mat-parah
vase hi yasyendriyäni
tasya prajnä pratisthitä[1]


One who restrains his senses, keeping them under full control, and fixes his consciousness upon Me, is known as a man of steady intelligence.


That the highest conception of yoga perfection is krsna consciousness is clearly explained in this verse. And unless one is krsna conscious it is not at all possible to control the senses. As cited above, the great sage Durväsä Muni picked a quarrel with Mahäräja Ambarisa, and Durväsä Muni unnecessarily became angry out of pride and therefore could not check his senses. On the other hand, the king, although not as powerful a yogi as the sage, but a devotee of the Lord, silently tolerated all the sage’s injustices and thereby emerged victorious.



  1. täni=those senses; sarvani=all; samyamya=keeping under control; yuktah=engaged; äsita=should be situated; mat-parah=in relationship with Me; vase=in full subjugation; hi=certainly; yasya=one whose; indriyäni=senses; tasya=his; prajnä=consciousness; pratisthitä=fixed.

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