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Chapter 14 Verse 23 of 27

| | श्री-भगवान् उवाच | प्रकाशम्́ च प्रव्ड़्त्तिम्́ च | मॊहम् ऎव च पांडव | न द्वॆष्टि संप्रव्ड़्त्तानि | न निव्ड़्त्तानि कान्́क्षति | उदासीन-वद् आसीनॊ | गुणैर् यॊ न विचाल्यतॆ | गुणा वर्तंत इत्य् ऎवम्́ | यॊ वतिष्ठति नॆन्́गतॆ | सम-दुःख-सुखः स्व-स्थः | सम-लॊष्टाश्म-काञ्चनः | तुल्य-प्रियाप्रियॊ धीरस् | तुल्य-निंदात्म-सम्́स्तुतिः | मानापमानयॊस् तुल्यस् | तुल्यॊ मित्रारि-पक्षयॊः | सर्वारंभ-परित्यागी | गुणातीतः स उच्यतॆ | |

Translation

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O son of Pāṇḍu, he who does not hate illumination, attachment and delusion when they are present or long for them when they disappear; who is unwavering and undisturbed through all these reactions of the material qualities, remaining neutral and transcendental, knowing that the modes alone are active; who is situated in the self and regards alike happiness and distress; who looks upon a lump of earth, a stone and a piece of gold with an equal eye; who is equal toward the desirable and the undesirable; who is steady, situated equally well in praise and blame, honor and dishonor; who treats alike both friend and enemy; and who has renounced all material activities — such a person is said to have transcended the modes of nature.

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