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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 59

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 2 श्लोक 59

विषया विनिवर्तन्ते निराहारस्य देहिनः।
रसवर्जं रसोऽप्यस्य परं दृष्ट्वा निवर्तते।।2.59।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी तेजोमयानंद

।।2.59।। निराहारी देही पुरुष से विषय तो निवृत्त (दूर) हो जाते हैं? परन्तु (उनके प्रति) राग नहीं परम तत्व को देखने पर इस (पुरुष) का राग भी निवृत्त हो जाता है।।

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

The attributes of those who are stitha-prajna situated in transcendent meditation do not manifest without effort. This is also explained in the subsequent verses. By the body abstaining from food and drink there develops a weakness in the body against experiencing sensual objects. But although the bodily desire is nullified the inner desire to enjoy the sense objects remains. Thus the rasa or taste for enjoyment is not terminated. Lord Krishna states that this taste can only be terminated by spiritual intelligence and by the attainment of stitha-prajna transcendent meditation. In the Vedic scriptures it has been stated that the wise master their senses by abstaining from feeding them. But this verse illustrates abstinence alone is not enough because even when abstaining attachment to them continues to grow.