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This illumination, comes from Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharajas Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Texts 18-25

SLOKA 18

When the mind becomes completely controlled and
firmly fixed in the self alone, at that time one is said
to be yukta (perfected in yoga), and is free from the
craving for all sense enjoyment.

PURPORT BY SRILA VISVANATHA CAKRAVARTI THAKURA
“When is one’s yoga complete?” In reply to this, Sri Krishna
speaks this sloka beginning with yada. “One has become a
nishpanna-yogi (has attained perfection in yoga) when he can
situate the controlled citta (mind) unwaveringly in the atma
(self).”

PURPORT BY BHAKTIVEDANTA NARAYANA MAHARAJA
during his yoga practice, his citta becomes steady, free from
desires for sense enjoyment, and situated within his self alone.

SLOKA 19
Just as a lamp in a windless place does not flicker,
so a yogi whose citta is controlled remains steady in
his concentration on self-realisation.

PURPORT BY SRILA VISVANATHA CAKRAVARTI THAKURA
A lamp does not flicker in a place where there is no breeze,
therefore the citta (mind) of a yoga-yukta-yogi is compared
to a lamp.
 

SLOKA 20-25
In that state of yoga called samadhi, the yogi.s mind
is controlled by the practice of yoga. He becomes detached
from the sense objects, and is satisfied within
by realising the self through that purified citta (mind).
In that state, the yogi experiences eternal bliss through
his transcendental intelligence, which is beyond the
realm of the senses. Being thus established, he never
deviates from his atma-svarupa (intrinsic nature) and
upon attaining atma-sukha (the bliss of the self), he
considers there to be no greater acquisition. When he
is situated on that platform, he does not become perturbed
even by the greatest of miseries. Know that
state to be devoid of any contact with the duality of
mundane happiness and misery. This yoga should be
performed with full patience of mind, having completely
given up all whimsical desires and, with the
mind controlling the senses from all directions, one
should follow the instructions of sastra and sadhu with
determination. One should make his intelligence resolute
and determined, and should gradually become
detached by establishing the mind in the self and by
not thinking of anything else.

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