Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 6, Verse 27

प्रशान्तमनसं ह्येनं योगिनं सुखमुत्तमम् |
उपैति शान्तरजसं ब्रह्मभूतमकल्मषम् || 27||

praśhānta-manasaṁ hyenaṁ yoginaṁ sukham uttamam
upaiti śhānta-rajasaṁ brahma-bhūtam akalmaṣham

praśhāntapeaceful; manasammind; hicertainly; enamthis; yoginamyogi; sukham uttamamthe highest bliss; upaitiattains; śhānta-rajasamwhose passions are subdued; brahma-bhūtamendowed with God-realization; akalmaṣhamwithout sin

prashanta-manasam hyenam yoginam sukham uttamam
upaiti shanta-rajasam brahma-bhutam akalmasham


BG 6.27: Great transcendental happiness comes to the yogi whose mind is calm, whose passions are subdued, who is without sin, and who sees everything in connection with God.


As a yogi perfects the practice of withdrawing the mind from sense objects and securing it upon God, the passions get subdued and the mind becomes utterly serene. Earlier, effort was required to focus it upon God, but now it naturally runs to him. At this stage, the elevated meditator sees everything in its connection with God. Sage Narad states:

tat prāpya tad evāvalokayati, tad eva śhṛiṇoti,
tad eva bhāṣhayati, tad eva chintayati

(Nārad Bhakti Darśhan, Sūtra 55)[v20]

“The consciousness of the devotee whose mind is united in love with God is always absorbed in him. Such a devotee always sees him, hears him, speaks of him, and thinks of him.” When the mind gets absorbed in God in this manner, the soul begins to experience a glimpse of the infinite bliss of God who is seated within.

Sādhaks often ask how they can know that they are progressing. The answer is embedded in this verse. When we find our inner transcendental bliss increasing, we can consider it as a symptom that our mind is coming under control and the consciousness is getting spiritually elevated. Here, Shree Krishna says that when we are śhānta-rajasaṁ (free from passion) and akalmaṣham (sinless), then we will become brahma-bhūtam (endowed with God-realization). At that stage, we will experience sukham uttamam (the highest bliss).