18.33 dhṛtyā yayā dhārayate (Original)

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Chapter 18

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dhṛtyā yayā dhārayate
dhṛtiḥ sā pārtha sāttvikī

‘That is Sātvika-Purpose, Pārtha!, —that of
unerring Yoga,— by which the energies of mind, prāṇa and the senses are sustained.’

‘That Purpose of unerring Yoga (concentratedness), by the strength of which a person sustains all the energies of manas (mind), prāṇa (vitality), and the senses,’ is the paraphrase. Yoga = The meditation on Bhagavān, which is the Means for release (moksha). This Yoga is the only efficacious one and should be done with singleness of purpose: (the efficacy consisting in the effecting of the highest beatific bliss for man, and singleness consisting in the discarding of all other fruits antagonistic to moksha, vide., Tātparya-chandrika).

Now, the mind, the vitality (or the organic life of the body), the senses and all acts of a person, to, as means, be made to be engrossed in the achievement of such a Yoga, is the Sātvika-Purpose or Will.

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