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yuñjann evaṁ sadātmānaṁ yogī vigata-kalmaṣhaḥ
sukhena brahma-sansparśham atyantaṁ sukham aśhnute
yuñjan—uniting (the self with God); evam—thus; sadā—always; ātmānam—the self; yogī—a yogi; vigata—free from; kalmaṣhaḥ—sins; sukhena—easily; brahma-sansparśham—constantly in touch with the Supreme; atyantam—the highest; sukham—bliss; aśhnute—attains
Thus the yogi free from evil, practising yoga (union with Atma) always, attains easily the highest bliss resulting from contact with Brahman.
Several people ask “What is the easiest way to attain Brahman ?” The Lord answers the question here. Two practices should be followed. (1) The mind should be free from evil thoughts and tendencies. (2) It should be brought to dwell in Atma by Dhyana Yoga.
The Lord emphasises the need for absolute purity of mind everywhere in the Gita. Atmajnana cannot dawn on an impure mind. The evil mind cannot merge in Atma. Attachment to material things is diametrically opposite to Atma which is unconditioned and uncontaminated by any other things. As the mind becomes purer and purer, it comes into contact with Brahman which is the source of the highest bliss. So purification of mind, and meditation on Atma are both mentioned here as the path to supreme joy.
The practice should be continued constantly (sada). That is, in whatever manner, a man may be engaged, the memory of Atma should not be slip out of the mind. Such a yogi attains Brahmasakshatkara. No worldly object however valuable it may be can help man to touch the Reality. How can a reflection touch the Reality? How can matter possess the spirit? Only the pure mind can approach Atma, and can become united with Him. In that state, one experiences indescribable bliss. It is infinite and unlike anything that is enjoyed in all the worlds. The bliss of Hiranyagarbha is also like a drop in the ocean of Brahmananda – so declare the Upanishads. Any one can attain it even in this life by following the conditions prescribed by the Lord.
Question: What is the easy path to attain the bliss of liberation?
Answer: To remove all evil samskaras from the mind, to engage the mind constantly in the contemplation of Atma, is the easiest means to attain the highest bliss.
Question: What is the nature of Atmic Ananda?
Answer: It is infinite and is of the same essence as Brahman.