Chapter 4: Transcendental Knowledge
yasya sarve samarambhah
tam ahuh panditam budhah
yasya—one whose; sarve—all sorts of; samärambhäù—in all attempts; käma—desire for sense gratification; saìkalpa—determination; varjitäù—are devoid of; jïäna—of perfect knowledge; ägni—fire; dagdha—being burnt by; karmäëam—the performer; tam—him; ähuù—declare; paëòitam—learned; budhäù—those who know.
One is understood to be in full knowledge whose every act is devoid of desire for sense gratification. He is said by sages to be a worker whose fruitive action is burned up by the fire of perfect knowledge.
Only a person in full knowledge can understand the activities of a person in Kåñëa consciousness. Because the person in Kåñëa consciousness is devoid of all kinds of sense-gratificatory propensities, it is to be understood that he has burned up the reactions of his work by perfect knowledge of his constitutional position as the eternal servitor of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is actually learned who has attained to such perfection of knowledge. Development of this knowledge of the eternal servitorship of the Lord is compared to fire. Such a fire, once kindled, can burn up all kinds of reactions to work.