1. 21

    अर्जुन उवाच । कैर्लिङ्गैस्त्रीन्गुणानेतानतीतो भवति प्रभो । किमाचारः कथं चैतांस्त्रीन्गुणानतिवर्तते ॥ १४-२१॥

    Arjuna said O Prabhu ( lord )What are the marks of a man who has crossed beyond the three Gunas? What is his behaviour? And how does he transcend these three Gunas ?

  2. 22

    श्रीभगवानुवाच । प्रकाशं च प्रवृत्तिं च मोहमेव च पाण्डव । न द्वेष्टि सम्प्रवृत्तानि न निवृत्तानि काङ्क्षति ॥ १४-२२॥

    Shri Bhagvan said O Pandav, he neither dislikes illumination (knowledge), activity and delusion when they appear, nor does he long for them when they disappear.

  3. 23

    उदासीनवदासीनो गुणैर्यो न विचाल्यते । गुणा वर्तन्त इत्येवं योऽवतिष्ठति नेङ्गते ॥ १४-२३॥

    He who sits like one unconcerned, undisturbed by the Gunas; who knows, 'It is the Gunas that alone act,' and so rests unshaken;

  4. 24

    समदुःखसुखः स्वस्थः समलोष्टाश्मकाञ्चनः । तुल्यप्रियाप्रियो धीरस्तुल्यनिन्दात्मसंस्तुतिः ॥ १४-२४॥

    He who is alike in pleasure and pain, who dwells in his self, who looks upon a clod, a stone and piece of gold as of equal value, who remains the same towards things dear and hateful and who is intelligent, who regards both blame and praise of himself as equal;

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    मानापमानयोस्तुल्यस्तुल्यो मित्रारिपक्षयोः । सर्वारम्भपरित्यागी गुणातीतः स उच्यते ॥ १४-२५॥

    Who is the same in honour and dishonour, the same to friend and foe, abandoning all undertakings he is said to have transcended the Gunas.