|Chapter 6: Dhyāna-yoga|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.45
prayatnād yatamānas tu
tato yāti parāḿ gatim
prayatnāt — by rigid practice; yatamānaḥ — endeavoring; tu — and; yogī — such a transcendentalist; saḿśuddha — washed off; kilbiṣaḥ — all of whose sins; aneka — after many, many; janma — births; saḿsiddhaḥ — having achieved perfection; tataḥ — thereafter; yāti — attains; parām — the highest; gatim — destination.
And when the yogī engages himself with sincere endeavor in making further progress, being washed of all contaminations, then ultimately, achieving perfection after many, many births of practice, he attains the supreme goal.
A person born in a particularly righteous, aristocratic or sacred family becomes conscious of his favorable condition for executing yoga practice. With determination, therefore, he begins his unfinished task, and thus he completely cleanses himself of all material contaminations. When he is finally free from all contaminations, he attains the supreme perfection — Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Kṛṣṇa consciousness is the perfect stage of being freed of all contaminations. This is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gītā (7.28):
yeṣāḿ tv anta-gataḿ pāpaḿ
bhajante māḿ dṛḍha-vratāḥ
"After many, many births of executing pious activities, when one is completely freed from all contaminations, and from all illusory dualities, one becomes engaged in the transcendental loving service of the Lord."
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