2.57 yaḥ sarvatrānabhisnehas (Original)

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Chapter 2

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yaḥ sarvatrānabhisnehas
tat tat prāpya śubhāśubham
nābhinandati na dveṣṭi
tasya prajñā pratiṣṭhitā

‘His will or consciousness is (said to be) established who, nowhere, forms attachments; who neither exults when an auspicious event may befal, nor abhors an inauspicious event befalling.'[3. This stage is called Vyatireka-Saṃjñā.]

Nowhere forming attachments: means, to be in an indifferent, (passive or unconcerned) attitude. Auspicious is the event when something liked happens; inauspicious is that, when a thing detested happens. So be not overjoyed at the one, and be not hateful towards the other.

This man also is the will-cultured (sthita-prajñaḥ).

The next lower stage still, is:

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