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yasmān nodvijate loko lokān nodvijate cha yaḥ
harṣhāmarṣha-bhayodvegair mukto yaḥ sa cha me priyaḥ
yasmāt—by whom; na—not; udvijate—are agitated; lokaḥ—people; lokāt—from people; na—not; udvijate—are disturbed; cha—and; yaḥ—who; harṣha—pleasure; amarṣha—pain; bhaya—fear; udvegaiḥ—anxiety; muktaḥ—free; yaḥ—who; saḥ—they; cha—and; me—to Me; priyaḥ—very dear
He by whom the world is not afflicted and whom the world cannot afflict, he who is free from joy and anger, fear and anxiety— he is dear to Me.
Lokan no dvijate: The devotee should not have any fear of the world. People may say a hundred things to him and about him, he should not swerve from the path of truth and righteousness. “Be fearless” is the command. The Lord has already mentioned fearlessness (vigatabhih) – and declares it again as ‘abhyam’.
Harshamarshabhayodvegaih: To be free from these fits of joy, hatred, anxiety, fear – is to be almost perfect in spiritual realisation. All these are various mental modifications which cause misery to man. The devotee should be free from them. He should maintain equanimity of mind at all times (samatvam yoga uchyate).