Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- mano-vaśe 'nye hy abhavan sma devā
- manaś ca nānyasya vaśaṁ sameti
- bhīṣmo hi devaḥ sahasaḥ sahīyān
- yuñjyād vaśe taṁ sa hi deva-devaḥ
manaḥ—of the mind; vaśe—under the control; anye—others; hi—indeed; abhavan—have become; sma—in the past; devāḥ—the senses (represented by their presiding deities); manaḥ—the mind; ca—and; na—never; anyasya—of another; vaśam—under the control; sameti—comes; bhīṣmaḥ—fearsome; hi—indeed; devaḥ—the godlike power; sahasaḥ—than the strongest; sahīyān—stronger; yuñjyāt—can fix; vaśe—under control; tam—that mind; saḥ—such a person; hi—indeed; deva-devaḥ—the master of all the senses.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
All the senses have been under the control of the mind since time immemorial, and the mind himself never comes under the sway of any other. He is stronger than the strongest, and his godlike power is fearsome. Therefore, anyone who can bring the mind under control becomes the master of all the senses.