Bhagavadgita -Radhakrishnan 151

The Bhagavadgita -S. Radhakrishnan

True Renunciation

26. kamakrodhavayuktanam
yatinam yatacetascim
abhito brahmanirvanam
vartate viditatmanam
(26) To those austere souls (yatis) who are delivered from desire and anger and who have subdued their minds and have knowledge of the Self, near to them lies the beatitude of God
They live in the consciousness of Spirit The possibility of blessed existence in this world is indicated here.

27. sparsan krtva bahir bahyams`
caksus cai 'va' 'ntare bhruvoh
pranapanau samau krtva

28. yatendnyamanobuddhir
munir rnoksaparayanah
yala sad& mukta eva sal.;
(27) and (28) Shutting out all external objects, fixing the vision between the eyebrows, making even the inward and the outward breaths moving within the nostrils, the sage who has controlled the senses, mind and understanding, who is intent on liberation, who has cast away desire, fear and anger, he is ever freed.
Cp. "When one fixes the thought on the midpoint between the two eyes the Light streams of its own accord.[1] It is symbolic of union with buddhi, that gives spiritual knowledge.

29. bhokitramram yajnatapasam
suhrdam sarvabhutanam
jnatva mam santim rcchati
(29) And having known Me as the Enjoyer of sacrifices and austerities, the Great Lord of all the worlds, the Friend of all beings, he (the sage) attains peace
The transcendent God becomes the lord of all creation, the friend of all creatures, who does good to them without expecting any return.[2] God is not merely the distant world-ruler but an intimate friend and helper, ever ready to assist us in overcoming evil, if only we trust Him. The Bhagavata says : "Of whom I am the beloved, the self, the son, the friend, the teacher, the relative and the desired deity. "[3]
iti... karmascohnycisayogo nãma pancake 'dhyãyah

This is the fifth chapter entitled The Yoga of Renunciation of Action.


References and Context

  1. The Sere of the Golden Flower. ET. by WilheIm.
  2. sarvapraninam pratyupakarmrapeksataya upakarmam S. See also S.B.G., IX, 18.
  3. yesam aham priya, atm., sutas. ca sakha, guruh, suhrdo, davam istam III, 25, 38.