59. visaya vinivartante
rasavarjam raso 'py
asya pram drstva nivartate
(59) The objects of sense turn away from the embodied soul who abstains from feeding on them but the taste for them remains. Even the taste turns away when the Supreme is seen. The author is explaining the difference between outer abstention and inner renunciation. We may reject the objects but desire for them may remain. Even the desire Is lost when the Supreme is seen. l The control should be both on the body and the mind Liberation from the tyranny of the body is not enough; we must be liberated from the tyranny of desires also.
60. yatato by api kaunteya
purusasya vi pascitala
haranti prasabham manah
(60) Even though a man may ever strive (for perfection) and be ever so discerning, 0 Son of Kunti (Arjuna), his impetuous senses will carry off his mind by force.
61. tam sarvam samyarnya
yukta asita matparah
vase hi yasye 'ndriyani
tasya prajna pratisthita
(61.) Having brought all (the senses) under control, he should remain firm in yoga intent on Me; for he, whose senses are under control, his intelligence is firmly set.
matparah. another reading is tat parch.
Self-discipline is not a matter of intelligence. It is a matter of will and emotions. Self-discipline is easy when there is vision of the Highest. See XII, 5. The original Yoga was theistic. Cp. also Yoga Sutra, I, 24. klesakarmavipakasayair aparamrstah purusavisesa isvarah.