Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 116

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

Contents of the Gita Summarized
Chapter 2: Verse-64

räga-dvesa-vimuktais tu
visayan indriyais caran
ätma-vasyair vidheyätmä
prasädam adhigacchati[1]


But a person free from all attachment and aversion and able to control his senses through regulative principles of freedom can obtain the complete mercy of the Lord.


It is already explained that one may externally control the senses by some artificial process, but unless the senses are engaged in the transcendental service of the Lord, there is every chance of a fall. Although the person in full Krsna consciousness may apparently be on the sensual plane, because of his Being krsna conscious he has no attachment to sensual activities. The krsna conscious person is concerned only with the satisfaction of Krsna, and nothing else. Therefore he is transcendental to all attachment and detachment. If krsna wants, the devotee can do anything which is ordinarily undesirable; and if krsna does not want, he shall not do that which he would have ordinarily done for his own satisfaction. Therefore to act or not to act is within his control because he acts only under the direction of Krsna. This consciousness is the causeless mercy of the Lord, which the devotee can achieve in spite of his being attached to the sensual platform.



  1. räga=attachment; dvesa=and detachment; vimuktaih=by one who has become free from; tu=but; visayan=sense objects; indriyaih=by the senses; caran=acting upon; ätma-vasyaih=under one’s control; vidheya-ätmä=one who follows regulated freedom; prasädam=the mercy of the Lord; adhigacchati=attains.

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