Link:—Equanimity (evenness of mind), which is attained by the Discipline of Action, is also attained by the Discipline of Meditation. So Lord Krsna, while starting the subject of meditation, gives inspiration for meditation.
yogi yunjita satatamatmanarit rahasi sthitah
ekakt yatacittatma nirasiraparigrahah
A Dhyanayogi, should constantly engage in meditation, living alone in seclusion, having subdued his mind and body, and having
got rid of bonds of desires and possessions for enjoyment 10
[Here Lord Krsna is describing in detail, the Discipline of Meditation, which was referred to in brief, in the twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth verses of the fifth chapter. Here, the word 'Yoga', which has been derived, from the root 'Yuj samadhau' means, controlling the activities of the mind.]
Aparigrahah:—Meditation, is practised hy disinclination for the world, and inclination for God. For its practice, the first means to be adopted is 'Aparigrahah'. 'Aparigrahah' means freedom from accumulation of possessions. Nothing, should be accumulated for one's pleasures, because mind is attracted towards possessions and pleasures, and so it cannot be engaged in meditation.
Nirasih:—It means, that a striver should not be free from outward prosperity and pleasures only, but also should get rid of desires and hopes for prosperity and pleasures, because these are all obstacles to God-realization. Therefore, a striver should always be aware of these desires and hopes.
Yatacittatma:—Even, by renouncing pleasures and prosperity, and also desire for them, there is possibility of attachment. Therefore, a striver should keep his body and mind under control. By controlling them, new attachment will not be aroused. The means to control them, is that no action should be performed being attached to it, because attachment leads a body to laziness and idleness, and senses, to pleasures, and mind, to the thought of pleasures and futile thinking.
Yogi:--A Yogi, is one who is devoted to meditation, whose aim is only God-realization, rather than enjoyment and accomplishment.
Ekaki:—A striver, should live alone, without any assistant, because in company he is likely to he engaged in conversation. In the absence of company because of attachment to him he is likely to be haunted by that. Thus he will not be able to meditate on God.
Rahasi sthitah:—A striver, should live in seclusion, on the banks of a river, or in a forest, or a temple, or a lonely room, meant for adoration and meditation only. The atmosphere, should be such, that there is no hindrance in meditation.