नित्यं च समचित्तत्वमिष्टानिष्टोपपत्तिषु।।13.10।।
।।13.10।। आसक्ति तथा पुत्र? पत्नी? गृह आदि में अनभिष्वङ्ग (तादात्म्य का अभाव) और इष्ट और अनिष्ट की प्राप्ति में समचित्तता।।
In these five verses Lord Krishna defines the quintessential qualities and attributes to achieve the means to fulfil the highest purpose of human existence. Realisation of these 24 essential principles means knowledge through the experience of living them in conjunction with the injunctions of the Vedic scriptures. The Supreme Lord Krishna is the object of attainment for these essential principles and is the ultimate goal to be attained. Realisation through experience equates to imbibing and living these 20 principles. That by which things become realised is known as knowledge. Thus knowledge is known to be a means of realisation. Emphasis on jnana or knowledge is herein given as the goal for self-realisation.