Link:- In the next verse, Lord Krsna forbids Arjuna, to unfold the supreme secret gospel of all the other secrets, as mentioned in the preceding verse, to those who are undeserving.
idam to natapaskaya nebhaktaya kadacana
na cdsusrusave vacyam na ca mam yo'bhyasuyati
This is never to be mentioned by you, to anyone who performs no austerities, or has no devotion, nor who is unwilling to hear, or who finds fault with Me. 67
Idam to nstapaskaya:- Here, the term 'idadt' (this), stands for the supreme secret 'abandoning all duties, take refuge in Me, alone' unfolded in the preceding verse.
Austerity, consists in tolerating pain and unfavourable circumstance, happily, while performing one's duty. The mind is not purified without austerity, and without purity useful advice cannot be accepted. So the Lord declares, that this supreme secret of all secrets, should not be revealed to a person, who is devoid of austerity. This secret of all secrets, should not be unfolded to one, who is devoid of austerities i.e., who is intolerant. This tolerance is of four kinds.
- Tolerance in the pairs of opposites:- He should be free, from the pairs of opposites, such as attachment and aversion, pleasure and pain, honour and dishonour, praise and blame etc. Men of virtuous deeds are free from delusion, in the shape of pairs of opposites ; "The undeluded ones, are free, from the pairs of opposites, known as pleasure and pain" .
- Tolerance of impulses:- One resists impulses of lust, anger, greed and aversion, etc.,.
- Tolerance for religions (doctrines) of others:- He does not doubt his own doctrine, nor does he criticize and condemn, the doctrines of others. He realises, that the discipline of renunciation and of action, are one .
- Tolerance, in the progress of others:- He is not jealous and envious of others, when they progress or when they are praised and honoured .
A perfected soul, possesses these four kinds, of tolerance. One who aims at these, is austere, while he who does not aim at them, is not austere.