Chapter 18: Conclusion-The Perfection of Renunciation
dhrtya yaya dharayate
dhrtih sa partha sattviki
dhrtya—determination; yaya—by which; dharayate—is sustained; manah—mind; prana—life; indriya—senses; kriyah—activities; yogena—by yoga practice; avyabhicarinya—without any break; dhrtih—such determination; sa—that; partha—O son of Prtha; sattviki—in the mode of goodness.
O son of Prtha, 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 Krsna consciousness. That sort of determination is in the mode of goodness. The word avyabhicarinya is very significant, for it refers to persons who are engaged in Krsna consciousness and are never deviated by any other activity.