Link:—In the next verse, Lord Krsna explains the topic of meditation on God, Who is without attribute and formless, in order to attain Yoga (equanimity).
manasaivendriyagramam viniyamya samantatah
Completely giving np all desires arising from thoughts of the world, and restraining the senses, from all sides, by the mind. 24
[The state, which is attained by disinterested action (6/1—9), is attained by meditation on God with attributes and form (6/14-15), as by meditation on the self (6/18—23), is also attained by meditation on the Absolute, Who is formless and attributeless, which is described here.]
Sankalpaprabhavankam5mstyaktva sarvanasesatah:—Thoughts of worldly things, persons and incidents etc., come to the mind, when the man is either attached to or hateful for these and, it becomes a 'Sankalpe (pursuit of the mind). This seed of pursuit, sprouts and grows into a plant of desire. It should happen and it should not happen—this is desire. Thus desire born of thought, should be completely abandoned.
The term 'Kaman' (desires), which is itself plural, yet to emphasize that all the desires of different kinds, should be abandoned another term 'Sarvan' has also been given here. 'Alesatah' means, that the seed of desires should be completely destroyed, otherwise it may sprout and grow into a forest of desires stretching for miles and miles.
Manasaivendriyagramam viniyamya samantatah:—Objects of five senses—sound, touch, colour, taste and smell, should be fully restrained by the mind. 'Samantatah' means, that the mind also should not think of sensual pleasures, and in the mind there should not be any temptation for worldly praise, honour and comfort etc., in the least. One, who practises meditation should resolve, to renounce affinity for all material objects.
Appendix:—First there is 'Sphurana' (mere flash of thought) and then it is changed into 'Sankalpa' (pursuit of the mind). When we take 'Sphurana' as existent and get attached to it and further we insist on its implementation then it changes into a 'Sankalpa'. 'Sphurana' is like the glass of a minor in which no photograph of a man is taken but 'Sankalpa' is like the film of a camera which immediately catches the impression.