Bg. 6.25

शनैः शनैरुपरमेद् बुद्ध्या धृतिगृहीतया ।
आत्मसंस्थं मनः कृत्वा न किञ्चिदपि चिन्तयेत् ॥२५॥


śanaiḥ śanair uparamed
buddhyā dhṛti-gṛhītayā
ātma-saṁsthaṁ manaḥ kṛtvā
na kiñcid api cintayet


śanaiḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigśanaiḥ

again and again; for the time being; gently; gradually; gradually, by practice; slowly; step by step; very carefully; very slowly; very slowly, cautiously; without delay.
—gradually; śanaiḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigśanaiḥ

again and again; for the time being; gently; gradually; gradually, by practice; slowly; step by step; very carefully; very slowly; very slowly, cautiously; without delay.
—step by step; uparametplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biguparamet

hesitated; should fast; should retire.
—hesitated; buddhyāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbuddhyā

and intelligence; by intelligence; by proper intelligence; by so-called intelligence or experimental knowledge; by the intelligence; intelligence; through reason; with intelligence; with the intelligence.
—by intelligence; dhṛtiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdhṛti

dhṛti; determination; firmness; patience; perseverance; wearing regularly.
-gṛhītayāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biggṛhītayā

well received.
—carrying the conviction; ātmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigatma

and of the soul; and of the Supersoul (Paramātmā); and the mind; body; by a manifestation of Yourself; by the body and mind; by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; by themselves; by Yourself; heart; Himself; his; in Himself; in the body; in the living entities; into the self; living being; mind; of all living entities; of Himself; of one's self; of spiritual knowledge; of the mind; of the mind and senses; of the soul; of the Supreme; one's own; own; personal; self; self-realized; soul; spirit; Supersoul; the body and mind; the devotees are the Lord's heart and soul; the mind; the mind and body; the self; the spirit; the Supersoul; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Self; the tree of work; to the body; upon the Supersoul; within; Yourself; ātmā.
-saṁsthamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsamstham

—placed in transcendence; manaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmanah

and of the mind; and the mind; attention; by meditation; by mind; by the acts of the mind; by the mind; complete attention; heart; her mind; his mind; how the mind is working; in terms of the mind; in the mind; like the mind; mind; minds, hearts; my mind; of the mind; of the minds; of the strength of enthusiasm; that mind; the mind (full of material desires for eating, sleeping, mating and defending); the mind; the mind in such a situation; the minds; the subject matter of thought for the mind; their minds; to the mind; with mind; with the mind.
—mind; kṛtvāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkṛtvā

accepting; after doing; after making; after offering; after performing; after placing; by assumption of; considering such an ocean; doing; doing so; executing; expanding; having been taken by; having done; having installed; having misidentified; having placed; having put; having selected; having shown; keeping; keeping it; making; performing; placing; receiving properly; taking; thereafter doing; turned.
—doing so; naplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigna

never; not; are not; but not; cannot; certainly not; could not; did not; do not; does it not; does not; is not; it is not; it is not so; may not; neither; never; never does; never to be; no; no one; none; nor; not; not like that; not preceded by oṁ; not suitable; nothing; or not; shall not; should never; there is none; there is not; there should not be; was not; whether; without.
—nothing; kiñcitplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkiñcit

a little bit; anything; anything else; even a slight; everything that exists; little bit; nothing; or anything like that; slightly; some; something; sometimes; somewhat; very little; whatever.
—anything else; apiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigapi

also; api; a still more secluded place; again; alas; also (confirms); also (the human beings); also; although (I am in such a position); although; although apparently different; although he is; although He is so; although it is so; although not exposed to common eyes; although one; although there is; although there was; and also; as also; as He is; as well as; as you have stated; at the same time; better than that; certainly; definitely; despite; either; else; especially; even; even if; even if the body is so exalted; even though; even though it is so; even though new calves were present; even though there is; even with; exactly; for the sake of; I am wondering; if; if also; if so; in due course; in spite of; in spite of this situation; including; indeed; it may be; just now; may be; moreover; of the word api; or; others; over and above; so; still; surely; the word api; then; though; thus; verily; virtually; whether.
—even; cintayetplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigcintayet

be thinking of; one should contemplate.
—be thinking of. 


Gradually, step by step, with full conviction, one should become situated in trance by means of intelligence, and thus the mind should be fixed on the Self alone and should think of nothing else. 


By proper conviction and intelligence one should gradually cease sense activities. This is called pratyāhāra. The mind, being controlled by conviction, meditation, and cessation of the senses, should be situated in trance, or samādhi. At that time there is no longer any danger of becoming engaged in the material conception of life. In other words, although one is involved with matter as long as the material body exists, one should not think about sense gratification. One should think of no pleasure aside from the pleasure of the Supreme Self. This state is easily attained by directly practicing Kṛṣṇa consciousness.