Gita 06.27 explained

Link to purport by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

Transcript of Bhakti-Shastri class on this verse by Chaitanya

10-32: From practice to perfection in yoga

  • 10-32 defines how one will achieve perfection when one is practicing yoga.
  • 24-32: Realization of Bhagavan


Now Sri Krishna describes further, when one lives like this what happens?

Bg 6.27

praśānta-manasaṁ hy enaṁ
yoginaṁ sukham uttamam
upaiti śānta-rajasaṁ
brahma-bhūtam akalmaṣam

Word for word: 

praśānta — peaceful, fixed on the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa; manasam — whose mind; hi — certainly; enam — this; yoginam — yogī; sukham — happiness; uttamam — the highest; upaiti — attains; śāntarajasam — his passion pacified; brahmabhūtam — liberation by identification with the Absolute; akalmaṣam — freed from all past sinful reactions.


The yogī whose mind is fixed on Me verily attains the highest perfection of transcendental happiness. He is beyond the mode of passion, he realizes his qualitative identity with the Supreme, and thus he is freed from all reactions to past deeds.


Praśānta, this verse has come for third time in BG in this Ch now, śānta is peaceful, Praśānta is deeply peaceful, manasaṁ hy enaṁ, we all feel actually our mind is  restless and we want peace of the mind, but how we will get peace of the mind, we cannot have peace without the battle, when there is enemy the enemy has to be subdued, then only we can have peace, so the mind is filled with agitating emotion and that makes us restless the way we get peace is by crushing the agitating emotions, so keep saying no to lust, keep saying no to greed, keep saying no to anger then gradually they will go away, then praśānta-manasaṁ, then the mind becomes peaceful, and when mind becomes peaceful the yogi turned inwards. And inwards in the contemplation of Supreme Lord, in the parmatama manifestation or whichever maifestation, yoginaṁ sukham uttamam, one experience   and in this stage what does one contemplate? upaiti śānta-rajasaṁ, śānta-rajasaṁ, one becomes very peaceful very calm, śānta-rajasaṁ, brahma-bhūtam akalmaṣam, people come to brahma-bhūtam platform which is akalmaṣam, no contamination, so contamination constrains and constrict ourselves to the realm of matter, constrains means limit, our consciousness can’t expand to spirit, so when a person is filled with lust and the person sees a potential sexually attractive person, then the person cannot see anything more than the body, nearly impossible, why? As contamination constrains and constrict the flow of our consciousness to the realm of matter .And they don’t allow us to perceive higher reality. Constrain means it is choked practically so when the contamination are no longer there then the flow of consciousness is expanded in terms of the area which it can cover, for example in a pipe line there is choke so water might have a forceful flow but what comes out of the pipe is very less like a trickle like that consciousness of soul can expand over spiritual reality but when the anrthas are there the anrthas drag down our consciousness and keep it at material level, so when one is a akalmaṣam when one is freed from contamination then one can be Brahmabhutam, one situate oneself on spiritual platform.

upaiti śānta-rajasaṁ, Sri Krishna correlates, praśānta-manasaṁ and śānta-rajasaṁ, when the mind will become peaceful when the passion is pacified, Rajasa is passion Santa is peaceful, śānta-rajasaṁ when the passion is pacified then the person becomes steady upaiti śānta-rajasaṁ brahma-bhūtam akalmaṣam, akalmaṣam means there is no more contamination, there is no more suffering, there is no more misdirection of consciousness.

End of transcription.

Author: Vallabhi

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