Bhagavad-Gita As It Is. Chapter 13 Text 8-12 Process of Knowledge. Text 8-12 amānitvam adambhitvam ahiḿsā kṣāntir ārjavam ācāryopāsanaḿ śaucaḿ sthairyam ātma-vinigrahaḥ indriyārtheṣu vairāgyam anahańkāra eva ca janma-mṛtyu-jarā-vyādhi-duḥkha-doṣānudarśanam
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Process of Knowledge
amānitvam adambhitvamahiḿsā kṣāntir ārjavam
ācāryopāsanaḿ śaucaḿsthairyam ātma-vinigrahaḥ
indriyārtheṣu vairāgyamanahańkāra eva ca
nityaḿ ca sama-cittatvamiṣṭāniṣṭopapattiṣu
mayi cānanya-yogenabhaktir avyabhicāriṇī
etaj jñānam iti proktamajñānaḿ yad ato \'nyathā
Humility; pridelessness; nonviolence; tolerance; simplicity; approaching a bona fide spiritual master; cleanliness; steadiness; self-control; renunciation of the objects of sense gratification; absence of false ego; the perception of the evil of birth, death, old age and disease; detachment; freedom from entanglement with children, wife, home and the rest; even-mindedness amid pleasant and unpleasant events; constant and unalloyed devotion to Me; aspiring to live in a solitary place; detachment from the general mass of people; accepting the importance of self-realization; and philosophical search for the Absolute Truth — all these I declare to be knowledge, and besides this whatever there may be is ignorance.
This process of knowledge is sometimes misunderstood by less intelligent men as being the interaction of the field of activity.
yasyāsti bhaktir bhagavaty akiñcanā
sarvair guṇais tatra samāsate surāḥ
harāv abhaktasya kuto mahad-guṇā
manorathenāsati dhāvato bahiḥ
All the demigods and their exalted qualities, such as religion, knowledge and renunciation, become manifest in the body of one who has developed unalloyed devotion for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vāsudeva. On the other hand, a person devoid of devotional service and engaged in material activities has no good qualities. Even if he is adept at the practice of mystic yoga or the honest endeavor of maintaining his family and relatives, he must be driven by his own mental speculations and must engage in the service of the Lord\'s external energy. How can there be any good qualities in such a man?
Simplicity means that without diplomacy one should be so straightforward that he can disclose the real truth even to an enemy,e.g. boy approaching Gautam rishi for education.
Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, HareHare
Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare
Naturally a devotee has no taste for unnecessary sporting or cinema-going or enjoying some social function, because he understands that these are simply a waste of time.
vadanti tat tattva-vidas
tattvaḿ yaj jñānam advayam
bhagavān iti śabdyate
Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth call this nondual substance Brahman, Paramātmā or Bhagavān.