Share this page on following platforms.
Download Bhagwad Gita 17.16 Download BG 17.16 as Image

⮪ BG 17.15 Bhagwad Gita Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya BG 17.17⮫

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 17 Verse 16

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 17 श्लोक 16

मनःप्रसादः सौम्यत्वं मौनमात्मविनिग्रहः।
भावसंशुद्धिरित्येतत्तपो मानसमुच्यते।।17.16।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी रामसुख दास जी ( भगवद् गीता 17.16)

।।17.16।।मनकी प्रसन्नता? सौम्य भाव? मननशीलता? मनका निग्रह और भावोंकी शुद्धि -- इस तरह यह मनसम्बन्धी तप कहा जाता है।

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

The austerities of the mind are manah-prasadah or self satisfaction and serenity free from mental imbalances. The word saumyatvam means serenity and benevolence to others. Maunam is silence externally and reflecting internally. Atma-vinigrahah is self-controlling the mind to stay focused on realisation of the atma. Bhava-samsuddhih is purity within and purity of purpose. These austerities of mind are confirmed by Lord Krishna to be in sattva guna the mode of goodness.