यदक्षरं वेदविदो वदन्ति
विशन्ति यद्यतयो वीतरागाः।
यदिच्छन्तो ब्रह्मचर्यं चरन्ति
तत्ते पदं संग्रहेण प्रवक्ष्ये।।8.11।।
।।8.11।। वेद के जानने वाले विद्वान जिसे अक्षर कहते हैं रागरहित यत्नशील पुरुष जिसमें प्रवेश करते हैं जिसकी इच्छा से (साधक गण) ब्रह्मचर्य का पालन करते हैं उस पद (लक्ष्य) को मैं तुम्हें संक्षेप में कहूँगा।।
The ultimate goal to be attained is explained by Lord Krishna in this verse. Since the aspirants attain that consciousness it is known as padam or state and once that state is reached it is designated by the word visanti meaning to enter. The Narada Purana states: That the ultimate goal to be attained is Lord Krishna is confirmed in the Vedic scriptures. Since that consciousness is achieved by the ascetics, it is known as padam. Now begins the summation. Brahmacarya or voluntary celibacy for spiritual purposes denotes attuning ones consciousness in full devotion to the Supreme Lord excluding everything else.