Chapter VI Sloka07
ijtaTmn< àzaNtSy prmaTma smaiht>,
zItae:[suoÊ>oe;u twa manapmanyae>.
param˜tm˜ sam˜hita× |
tath˜ m˜n˜pam˜nayo× ( 6|07)||
The Supreme Self of him who is self-controlled and peaceful is
balanced in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, as also in honour and dishonour.
Commentary: The self-controlled Yogi who is rooted in the Self keeps poise amidst the pairs of opposites (Dvandvas) or the alternating waves of cold and heat, pleasure and pain, honour and dishonour. When the Yogi has subdued his senses, when his mind is balanced and peaceful under all conditions, when he is not in the least influenced by the pairs of opposites, when he has renounced all actions, then the Highest Self really becomes his own Self. He attains to Self-realisation.
As he rests in his own Self, he is ever serene or tranquil; he is not affected by the pairs of opposites, and he stands calm in the face of the changing conditions of Nature.