SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
samaṁ paśyati yo ’rjuna
sukhaṁ vā yadi vā duḥkhaṁ
sa yogī paramo mataḥ
‘He is to be known as the superior yogi, Arjuna! who, by reason of ātma-similitude, looketh everywhere, on happiness or misery, as equal.’
Ātma-similitude consists in the sameness of all ātmas as well as his (yogi’s) own, in its native character of all-pervading consciousness.
Knowing thus that ātma has no connection with happiness or misery, he looks on them as one like the other, whether they befal him or befal others; —happiness or joy in the shape of a son being born etc., and misery or grief in the shape of that son dying etc.— In other words, it is the same to him whether other people’s sons are born or die, or his sons are born or die etc.
He who looks on all joy and affliction with such supreme indifference, is to be classed as the highest yogi.
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