6.35 asaṁśayaṁ mahā-bāho (Original)

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Chapter 6

<< Chapter 6 verse 34

Simple

śrī-bhagavān uvāca
asaṁśayaṁ mahā-bāho
mano durnigrahaṁ calam
abhyāsena tu kaunteya
vairāgyeṇa ca gṛhyate

Śrī Bhagavān (Lord Kṛishṇa) responds:—

‘Doubtless, O mighty armed! the roving mind is difficult to subdue; but by industry1 and dispassion2, Kaunteya! it is governable3.’

>> Chapter 6 verse 36

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  1. Abhyāsa = Exercise or effort or exertion or the Practice of Meditation as laid down in verses 10 ff.
  2. Vairāgya = freedom from passions, contempt for life, dispassion, unworldliness, asceticism, non-attachment.
  3. Cp. Pātanjala Yoga-Sūtra I-12. ‘Abhyāsa vairāgyābhyām tan-niro-dhaḥ’ also Cp. Bh. Gita. VIII-8 and XII-9. Vide also Annie Besant’s ‘Path of Discipleship’, pp: 50-53.

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