या निशा सर्वभूतानां तस्यां जागर्ति संयमी।
यस्यां जाग्रति भूतानि सा निशा पश्यतो मुनेः।।2.69।।
।।2.69।।सम्पूर्ण मनुष्योंकी जो रात (परमात्मासे विमुखता) है उसमें संयमी मनुष्य जागता है और जिसमें साधारण मनुष्य जागते हैं (भोग और संग्रहमें लगे रहते हैं) वह तत्त्वको जाननेवाले मुनिकी दृष्टिमें रात है।
Lord Krishna is explaining that realisation of the soul is like the darkness of night to all conditioned living entities. Being that the wisdom of soul cognition does not shine forth unto them who pursue sensual objects being likened to the darkness of night. But that understanding of the soul for the realised being who have subjugated their senses is lucidly awake in this night and sublimely aware remaining focused on the bliss of the eternal soul. Whereas those of mundane understanding who occupy their existence awake to the pursuits of sensuous delights in this darkness of night are asleep to the reality of soul cognition. Sensual pursuits are not appealing to one situated in soul cognition.