Chapter IV Sloka 10
vItrag-y³aexa mNmya mamupaiïta>,
bhvae }antpsa pUta mÑavmagta>.
manmay˜ m˜mup˜þrit˜× |
p¨t˜ madbh˜vam˜gat˜× ( 4|10)||
Freed from attachment, fear and anger, absorbed in Me, taking
refuge in Me, purified by the fire of knowledge, many have attained to My Being.
When one gets knowledge of the Self, attachment to sense-objects
ceases. When he realises that he is the constant, indestructible, eternal Self and
that change is simply a quality of the body, then he becomes fearless. When he
becomes desireless, when he is free from selfishness, when he beholds the Self
only everywhere, how can anger arise in him?
He who takes refuge in Brahman or the Absolute becomes firmly devoted to Him. He becomes absorbed in Him (Brahma-lina or Brahma-nistha). Jnanatapas is the fire of wisdom. Just as fire burns cotton, so also this Jnanatapas burns all the latent tendencies (Vasanas), cravings (Trishnas), mental impressions (Samskaras), sins and all actions, and purifies the aspirants. ( Cf . II. 56; IV. 19 to 37)