6.27 praSAnthamanasam hyEnam

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Chapter 6

<< Chapter 6 verse 26

SlOkam – Original

praSAnthamanasam hyEnam yOginam sukham uththamam |
upaithi SAntharajasam brahmabhUtham akalmasham ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

praSAntha manasam – having mind fixed (in AthmA, as said in previous SlOkam)
akalmasham – (as a result of that) being free from sins
SAntha rajasam – (as a result of that) being relieved of rajO guNam (passion)
brahma bhUtham – (as a result of that) being positioned in the true nature of the self
yOginam – one who is engaged in Athma yOgam (yOga of self-enjoyment)
Enam – such person
uththamam sukham – the greatest bliss of self-enjoyment
upaithi hi – reaches him

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

The greatest bliss of self-enjoyment reaches one who is having a fixed mind on the self, who is free from sins, who is relieved of rajO guNam (passion), who is positioned in the true nature of the self and who is engaged in Athma yOgam (yOga of self-enjoyment).

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘Supreme bliss verily comes to that yogi whose mind has attained peace, whose rajas-nature has been calmed, who is stainless and brahma-like.’

‘Mind in peace’ means: mind immovably fixed in ātma, or mind placed in ātma.

From this state, it (naturally) follows that the yogi has had all his stains or sins expunged.

This implies that the rajas-quality (or passion-nature) has been stilled down (or eradicated).

Hence is he brahma-like. Brahma is ātma. Brahma-like is to be re-established in his own true essence.

To such a yogi (or one who has reached the pinnacle of meditation), comes exquisite transcendent felicity, i.e., ātma-beatitude.

Hi, translated as ‘verily’, is an indeclinable particle, giving a reason; meaning that by reason of ātma-nature being essentially blissful, (the yogi attains to it).

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