आरुरुक्षोर्मुनेर्योगं कर्म कारणमुच्यते।
योगारूढस्य तस्यैव शमः कारणमुच्यते।।6.3।।
।।6.3।। योग में आरूढ़ होने की इच्छा वाले मुनि के लिए कर्म करना ही हेतु (साधन) कहा है और योगारूढ़ हो जाने पर उसी पुरुष के लिए शम को (शांति संकल्पसंन्यास) साधन कहा गया है।।
Karma yoga or prescribed Vedic activities is the explained by Lord Krishna as the means for ascending in spiritual knowledge and achieving renunciation in their quest for atma tattva or realisation of the soul. But once a person has actually achieved renunciation and is securely situated then the cessation of activities is the rule and meditation, introspection and reflection becomes the means for attaining atma tattva. Exactly when one is considered to be well established and securely situated in dhyana yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness by meditation is next.