Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 269

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

Chapter 6: Verse-9-10

All these perfections and precautions are perfectly executed when one is directly in krsna consciousness, because direct krsna consciousness means self-abnegation, wherein there is very little chance for material possessiveness. Srila Rüpa Gosvämi characterizes krsna consciousness in this way:

anäsaktasya visayän
yathärham upayunjatah
nirbandhah krsna-sambandhe
yuktam vairägyam ucyate
präpancikatayä buddhyä
mumuksubhih parityägo
vairägyam phalgu kathyate.

“When one is not attached to anything, but at the same time accepts everything in relation to Krsna, one is rightly situated above possessiveness. On the other hand, one who rejects everything without knowledge of its relationship to krsna is not as complete in his renunciation.[1] A krsna conscious person well knows that everything belongs to Krsna, and thus he is always free from feelings of personal possession. As such, he has no hankering for anything on his own personal account. He knows how to accept things in favor of krsna consciousness and how to reject things unfavorable to krsna consciousness. He is always aloof from material things because he is always transcendental, and he is always alone, having nothing to do with persons not in krsna consciousness. Therefore a person in krsna consciousness is the perfect yogi.



  1. Bhakti-rasämrta-sindhu 2.255–256

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