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hy api Kaunteya - purusasya vipas'citah ||
Indriyãni pramãthîni - haranti pprasabham manah || -II-60 ||
ChapterII-Verse-60: O! Son of Kunthi!! The turbulent senses do violently draw away the mind
of even a discerning person who is earnestly striving on the spiritual path.
sarvãni samyamya - yukta ãsîta mat-parah ||
Vas'e hi yasy'endriyãni - tasya hi praj?ã pratishitã || -II=61 ||
ChapterII-Verse-61: Having controlled them all, one should become entirely devoted to me.
He whose senses are under control, his wisdom is firmly set.
visayãn pumsah - sangãs teus'u 'pajãyate ||
Sangãt samjãyate kãmah - kãmãt krodho bhijãyate || -II-62 ||
ChapterII-Verse-62: In one who dwells longingly on sense objects, an inclination towards them
is generated. This inclination develops to desire, and desire begets anger.
bhavati sammohah - sammohãt smrti-vibhramah ||
Smrti-bhrams'ãd buddhi-nãs'o - buddhi-nãsãt pranas'yati || -II-63 ||
ChapterII-Verse-63: Anger generates delusion, and delusion results in loss of memory.
Loss of memory brings about the destruction of discriminative intelligence,
And the loss of discriminative intelligence spells ruin to a man.
tu - visayãn indriyatis' caran ||
Ãtma-vas'yair vidhey'ãtmã - prasãdam adhigacchati || -II-64 ||
ChapterII-Verse-64: A man of disciplined mind, who has his senses under control and
who has neither attraction nor aversion for sense objects, attains tranquility,
though he may be moving amidst objects of senses.
sarva-duhkhãnãm - hãnir asyo'pajãyate ||
Prasanna-cetaso hy ãs'u - buddhih parayvatisthute || =II=65 ||
ChapterII-Verse-65: On attaining tranquility, all one's sorrows come to an end.
For soon does the intellect of a tranquil person become steady.