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yatha dipo nivata-stho
SYNONYMSyatha--as; dipah--a lamp; nivata-sthah--in a place without wind; na--does not; ingate--waver; sa upama--compared to that; smrta--likened; yoginah--of the yogi; yata-cittasya--whose mind is controlled; yunjatah--constantly engaged in; yogam--meditation; atmanah--on transcendence.
TRANSLATIONAs a lamp in a windless place does not waver, so the transcendentalist, whose mind is controlled, remains always steady in his meditation on the transcendent Self.
PURPORTA truly Krsna conscious person, always absorbed in transcendence, in constant undisturbed meditation on his worshipable Lord, is as steady as a lamp in a windless place.
Copyright (c) 1972 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada