Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 713

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

Conclusion—The Perfection of Renunciation
Chapter 18: Verse- 33

dhrtyä yayä dhärayate manah-pränendriya-kriyah
yogenävyabhicärinyä dhrtih sä pärtha sättviki[1]


TO son of Prthä, that determination which is unbreakable, which is sustained with steadfastness by yoga practice, and which thus controls the activities of the mind, life and senses is determination in the mode of goodness.


Yoga is a means to understand the Supreme Soul. One who is steadily fixed in the Supreme Soul with determination, concentrating one’s mind, life and sensory activities on the Supreme, engages in krsna consciousness. That sort of determination is in the mode of goodness. The word avyabhicärinyä is very significant, for it indicates that persons who are engaged in krsna consciousness are never deviated by any other activity.



  1. dhrtyä=determination; yayä=by which; dhärayate=one sustains; manah=of the mind; präna=life; indriya=and senses; kriyah=the activities; yogena=by yoga practice; avyabhicärinyä=without any break; dhrtih=determination; sä=that; pärtha=O son of Prthasättviki=in the mode of goodness.

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