Chapter 18: Conclusion-The Perfection of Renunciation
dhrtya yaya dharayate
dhrtih sa partha sattviki
dhåtyä—determination; yayä—by which; dhärayate—is sustained; manaù—mind; präëa—life; indriya—senses; kriyäù—activities; yogena—by yoga practice; avyabhicäriëyä—without any break; dhåtiù—such determination; sä—that; pärtha—O son of Påthä; sättviké—in the mode of goodness.
O son of Påthä, that determination which is unbreakable, which is sustained with steadfastness by yoga practice, and thus controls the mind, life, and the acts of the senses, is in the mode of goodness.
Yoga is a means to understand the Supreme Soul. One who is steadily fixed in the Supreme Soul with determination, concentrating one's mind, life and sensual activities on the Supreme, engages in Kåñëa consciousness. That sort of determination is in the mode of goodness. The word avyabhicäriëya is very significant, for it refers to persons who are engaged in Kåñëa consciousness and are never deviated by any other activity.