Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 268

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

Chapter 6: Verse-9-10

sädhusv api ca päpesu
sama-buddhir visisyate[1]

yogi yunjita satatam
ätmänam rahasi sthitah
ekäki yata-cittätmä
niräsir aparigrahah[2]


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.

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.


Krsna is realized in different degrees as Brahman, Paramätmä and the Supreme Personality of Godhead.krsna consciousness means, concisely, to be always engaged in the transcendental loving service of the Lord. But those who are attached to the impersonal Brahman or the localized Supersoul are also partially krsna conscious, because impersonal Brahman is the spiritual ray of krsna and Supersoul is the all-pervading partial expansion of Krsna. Thus the impersonalist and the meditator are also indirectly krsna conscious. A directly krsna conscious person is the topmost transcendentalist because such a devotee knows what is meant by Brahman and Paramätmä. His knowledge of the Absolute Truth is perfect, whereas the impersonalist and the meditative yogi are imperfectly krsna conscious. Nevertheless, all of these are instructed herewith to be constantly engaged in their particular pursuits so that they may come to the highest perfection sooner or later. The first business of a transcendentalist is to keep the mind always on Krsna. One should always think of krsna and not forget Him even for a moment. Concentration of the mind on the Supreme is called samädhi, or trance. In order to concentrate the mind, one should always remain in seclusion and avoid disturbance by external objects. He should be very careful to accept favorable and reject unfavorable conditions that affect his realization. And, in perfect determination, he should not hanker after unnecessary material things that entangle him by feelings of possessiveness.



  1. su-hrt=to well-wishers by nature; mitra=benefactors with affection; ari=enemies; udäsina=neutrals between belligerents; madhya-stha=mediators between belligerents; dvesya=the envious; bandhusu=and the relatives or well-wishers; sädhusu=unto the pious; api=as well as; ca=and; päpesu=unto the sinners; sama-buddhih=having equal intelligence; visisyate=is far advanced.
  2. yogi=a transcendentalist; yunjita=must concentrate in krsna consciousness; satatam=constantly; ätmänam=himself (by body, mind and self); rahasi=in a secluded place; sthitah=being situated; ekäki=alone; yata-citta-ätmä=always careful in mind; niräsih=without being attracted by anything else; aparigrahah=free from the feeling of possessiveness.

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