October 11, 2018
kair liṅgais trīn guṇān etān atīto bhavati prabho
kimācāraḥ kathaṁ cai ’tāṁs trīn guṇān ativartate (XIV-21)
prakāśaṁ ca pravṛttiṁ ca moham eva ca pāṇḍava
na dveṣṭi saṁpravṛttāni na nivṛttāni kāṅkṣati (XIV-22)
udāsīnavad āsīno guṇair yon a vicālyate
guṇā vartanta ity eva yo ’vatiṣṭhati ne ’ṅgate (XIV-23)
XIV/21. Arjuna said: What are the marks of him who has crossed over
the three qualities, O Lord? What is his conduct and how does
he go beyond these three qualities?
XIV/22. The blessed Lord said: Light, activity and delusion – when
they are present, O Arjuna, he hates them not, nor does he
long for them when they are absent.
XIV/23. He who, seated like one unconcerned, is not moved by
the qualities, and who, knowing that the qualities are active,
is self-centered and moves not (is a guṇātīta).