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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।।

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Sensual objects of enjoyment are fuel for the senses. Lord Krishna states that the desire for these sensual objects departs when one starves them by restraining the senses from indulging in them. But although the action is restrained the craving remains subtly within the mind. Rasa is taste and raga is attachment. So the craving attachment for taste of sense objects remains present. However when the eternal nature of the soul is realised in all its glorious splendour and it is seen that it is infinitely more attractive than the most delightful sense object. At that time all desire for sense objects completely vanishes along with the residue of craving.