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  1. Bhagavad-Gita As It IsChapter 6Text 18 A well establish Yogi.

  2. Text 18 yadä viniyataà cittam ätmany evävatiñöhate nispåhaù sarva-kämebhyo yukta ity ucyate tadä When the yogé, by practice of yoga, disciplines his mental activities and becomes situated in transcendence—devoid of all material desires—he is said to be well established in yoga.

  3. Activities of a Yogi – different • The activities of the yogé are distinguished from those of an ordinary person by his characteristic cessation from all kinds of material desires. • A perfect yogé is well disciplined in the activities of the mind – thus he can no longer be disturbed by any kind of material desire.

  4. Perfectional stage easily attained by Devotee. • "King Ambaréña first of all engaged his mind on the lotus feet of Lord Kåñëa; then, one after another, he engaged his words in describing the transcendental qualities of the Lord, his hands in mopping the temple of the Lord, his ears in hearing of the activities of the Lord, his eyes in seeing the transcendental forms of the Lord, his body in touching the bodies of the devotees, his sense of smell in smelling the scents of the lotus flowers offered to the Lord, his tongue in tasting the tulasé leaf offered at the lotus feet of the Lord, his legs in going to places of pilgrimage and the temple of the Lord, his head in offering obeisances unto the Lord, and his desires in executing the mission of the Lord. All these transcendental activities are quite befitting a pure devotee."

  5. Engagement of Mind & senses. • Impersonalist – difficult for them. • Devotees – practical devotional service. • Thus all the senses and mind engaged. • Significance of word Yukta – means transcendental engagement of senses and mind in Krishna’s service.