Oh, my Lord! Which be the signs to know him that hath gone
Past the Three Modes? How lived he? What way Leaded
beyond the threefold Modes?
Krishna. He who with equanimity surveys Luster
of goodness, strife of passion, sloth Of ignorance, not angry
if they are, Not wishful when they are not: he who sits A sojourner
and stranger in their midst Unruffled, standing off, saying- serene-
When troubles break, "These be the Qualities! He unto whom-
self-centred- grief and joy Sound as one word; to whose deep-seeing
eyes The clod, the marble, and the gold are one; Whose
equal heart holds the same gentleness For lovely and unlovely
things, firm-set, Well-pleased in praise and dispraise; satisfied
With honour or dishonour; unto friends And unto foes
alike in tolerance; Detached from undertakings,- he is named
Surmounter of the Qualities!
And such- With single, fervent faith
adoring Me, Passing beyond the Qualities, conforms To
For I am That whereof Brahma is the
likeness! Mine The Amrit is; and Immortality Is mine; and mine
Here End With Chapter XIV Of The Entire
Bhagavad-Gita, Entitled "Gunatrayavibhagayog," Or
"The Book of Religion by Separation from the Qualities."