6.18 yadā viniyataṁ cittam (Original)

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Chapter 6

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yadā viniyataṁ cittam
ātmany evāvatiṣṭhate
nispṛhaḥ sarva-kāmebhyo
yukta ity ucyate tadā

‘Then is he called yoga-fit (yukta), untouched by any desire, when the fickle mind (chitta) is firmly planted in ātma.’

‘The mind firmly planted in ātma’ means : making the mind so to dwell on ātma as to make ātma to be its highest object of ambition, or highest goal, and so keeping the mind riveted to ātma, i.e., let it never stray away from ātma.

When the mind is so tutored, then he becomes weaned from all lusting after a multiplicity of desires.

And then, he is called yukta (harmonized), or he who is fit for practising meditation (yoga).

>> Chapter 6 verse 19

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