इन्द्रियार्थेषु वैराग्यमनहङ्कार एव च।
।।13.9।। इन्द्रियों के विषय के प्रति वैराग्य? अहंकार का अभाव? जन्म? मृत्यु? वृद्धवस्था? व्याधि और दुख में दोष दर्शन৷৷.।।
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.