The power of nature to indicate metaphors for living
There is neither Self-knowledge, nor Self-perception to those who are not united with the Supreme. Without Self-perception there is no peace, and without peace there can be no happiness.
Because the mind, when controlled by the roving senses, steals away the intellect as a storm takes away a boat on the sea from its destination - the spiritual shore of peace and happiness.
Therefore, O Arjuna, one's intellect becomes steady whose senses are completely withdrawn from the sense objects.
A yogi, the person of self-restraint, remains wakeful when it is night for all others. It is night for the yogi who sees when all others are wakeful.
One attains peace, within whose mind all desires dissipate without creating any mental disturbance, as river waters enter the full ocean without creating any disturbance. One who desires material objects is never peaceful.
One who abandons all desires, and becomes free from longing and the feeling of 'I' and 'my', attains peace.
O Arjuna, this is the superconscious state of mind. Attaining this state, one is no longer deluded. Gaining this state, even at the end of one's life, a person becomes one with the Absolute.