।।5.17।। जिनकी बुद्धि उस (परमात्मा) में स्थित है जिनका मन तद्रूप हुआ है उसमें ही जिनकी निष्ठा है वह (ब्रह्म) ही जिनका परम लक्ष्य है ज्ञान के द्वारा पापरहित पुरुष अपुनरावृत्ति को प्राप्त होते हैं अर्थात् उनका पुनर्जन्म नहीं होता है।।
Lord Krishna uses the compound word tad-buddhayas meaning intelligence in the Supreme is referring to those who have their intelligence, intellect and consciousness fixed in meditation of atma tattva or realisation of the soul. The compound word tad-atmanas means with mind in the Supreme refers to those who make the atma or soul the singular focus of loving reflection. The intellect is merely the machinations of the mind but consciousness includes emotion which facilitates loving devotion within the heart. The compound word tad-nisthas means those who have complete faith in the Supreme refers to those who enthusiastically follow the Vedic culture and perform all that is necessary to attain the Supreme. The compound word tat- parayanah means those whose sole noble aim is devotion to the atma. The cultivation of Vedic knowledge gradually developes consciousness and removes all taint and dross. Those possessing the before stated qualifications when perfecting them attain the atma which is irrevocable and which when once realised insures there is no reverting back to conditioned and restrictive levels of consciousness which are of the nature of nescience and ignorance.