बुद्धेर्भेदं धृतेश्चैव गुणतस्त्रिविधं श्रृणु।
प्रोच्यमानमशेषेण पृथक्त्वेन धनञ्जय।।18.29।।
।।18.29।। हे धनंजय मेरे द्वारा अशेषत और पृथकत कहे जाने वाले? गुणों के कारण उत्पन्न हुए बुद्धि और धृति के त्रिविध भेद को सुनो।।
The threefold characteristics have been described by the knowledge of the action to be done, by the method of the action to be done and by the performer of the action done. Next the threefold nature of buddhi or intelligence and dhriti or determination which are the essential factors for ascertaining what is truth and what is reality. Buddhi is the intelligent function of intellect that ascertains existence. Dhriti is the steadfast resolve that stands for righteousness in accomplishing the objective. Next Lord Krishna will illustrate the three gunas or modes of material natures influence upon them both.