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SB 11.15.32

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


jitendriyasya dāntasya
jita-śvāsātmano muneḥ
mad-dhāraṇāṁ dhārayataḥ
kā sā siddhiḥ su-durlabhā


jita-indriyasya—of one who has conquered his senses; dāntasya—who is disciplined and self-controlled; jita-śvāsa—who has conquered his breathing; ātmanaḥ—and conquered the mind; muneḥ—of such a sage; mat—in Me; dhāraṇām—meditation; dhārayataḥ—who is conducting; kā—what is; sā—that; siddhiḥ—perfection; su-durlabhā—which is very difficult to achieve.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


For a sage who has conquered his senses, breathing and mind, who is self-controlled and always absorbed in meditation on Me, what mystic perfection could possibly be difficult to achieve?


Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī comments as follows. "Lord Kṛṣṇa here expresses that there is no need to practice many different processes, for by completely carrying out even one of the above-mentioned procedures one controls one's senses, becomes absorbed in Him and thus achieves all mystic perfections."

Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī notes that one must meditate on the transcendental form of the Lord, which is free from any material designation. This is the essence of advancing in the yoga system; thus one acquires all mystic perfections very easily from the personal body of the Personality of Godhead.

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