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उपैति शान्तरजसं ब्रह्मभूतमकल्मषम् || 27||
praśhānta-manasaṁ hyenaṁ yoginaṁ sukham uttamam
upaiti śhānta-rajasaṁ brahma-bhūtam akalmaṣham
praśhānta—peaceful; manasam—mind; hi—certainly; enam—this; yoginam—yogi; sukham uttamam—the highest bliss; upaiti—attains; śhānta-rajasam—whose passions are subdued; brahma-bhūtam—endowed with God-realization; akalmaṣham—without sin
Supreme Bliss comes to the yogi whose mind is completely tranquil and whose passions are quieted, who is free from stain and who has become one with Brahman.
The Yogi who enjoys supreme bliss is described here. The happiness that one enjoys in the material world is not the highest. There is no fulness of joy in the objective world. All worldly pleasures are conditioned by time, place, and circumstances. When these change the pleasures themselves become pains. Even the joy of Indra has limitations and is subject to time. It comes and goes. The joy of Atma alone is beyond time and place and is not affected by any change of circumstances. The wise man naturally seeks the best and the highest. The Yogi who is tranquil in mind, in whom Rajasic tendencies like Kama and Krodha are brought to rest, who is free from evil, enjoys supreme joy. While all the people are running hither and thither, doing this and that, in order to secure the elusive phantom of delight and – all the time missing it – to the Yogi who lives in Brahman, joy, the best and the highest, comes of its own accord and possesses him!
The mind should become pure (akalmasham). If anybody opens a house which has been uninhabited for a long time, he finds in it dust, cobwebs, rats, bats, scorpions and other poisonous reptiles. The whole house should be cleaned many times, and all the undesirable occupants should be driven out before it is made fit for habitation. Even so, the mind of man, through several births, has been enveloped in darkness, and snakes of Kama and Krodha, rats of Raga and Dyesha, have found a convenient breeding place in it. Now for the first time, the awakened man has to start the work of cleansing the whole mass of evil, with all its inhabitants, prejudices, superstitions, etc. When it becomes pure, Atma, the Lord, would manifest Himself there. By peace and purity, man realise Brahman. The Jiva becomes Siva himself. The chitta (mind) when it is purified becomes Chit (Knowledge) (i.e.) it becomes one with Atma. Such a Yogi inherits his birth-right of Brahmananda.
Question: What is the highest joy?
Answer: The joy of Atma (Moksha).
Question: Who attains it?
Answer: The man of tranquil mind, free from evil and Rajasic tendencies, attains it.
Question: What then is the way to attain the highest joy?
Answer: To keep the mind always tranquil and calm, to eliminate desire and anger and all other evil attachments, is the way to attain that supreme bliss.