18.49 asakta-buddhiḥ sarvatra (Original)

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Chapter 18

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asakta-buddhiḥ sarvatra
jitātmā vigata-spṛhaḥ
naiṣkarmya-siddhiṁ paramāṁ

‘With Buddhi unfettered, with self subdued, and desires departed, —by Renunciation, doth one attain to high devotional consummation.’

Buddhi (or intellect) unfettered = unattached to fruits or anything.

Self subdued = mind, conquered.

Desires departed: because all claims of self being agent &c., are abdicated and transferred to Paramapurusha.

Renunciation = Sannyāsa, established to be the same as Tyāga, —Renunciation of fruit etc., but discharging duty as incumbent.

By this Renunciation, one attains to the supreme stage of devotional contemplation = naishkarmya-siddhi-paramām = the stage of meditation (dhyāna) where the stilling of all sense-faculties is easily obtained, the end sought after by Jñāna-Yoga itself.

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