Bhagavad Gita sings:
आपूर्यमाणमचलप्रतिष्ठं समुद्रमापः प्रविशन्ति यद्वत् ।
तद्वत्कामा यं प्रविशन्ति सर्वे स शान्तिमाप्नोति न कामकामी ॥२- ७०॥
samudram āpaḥ praviśanti yadvat,
tadvat kāmā yam praviśanti sarve
sa śāntim āpnoti na kāmakāmī (70)
“As the water of the many rivers falls into the full
ever constant ocean without affecting its tranquility,
even so the pleasures of sense merge into a man
steady discrimination without producing any deviation,
such a man attains to the state of the most sublime peace rather
than yearn for sensual enjoyment.”
The full and changeless ocean assimilates all the rivers
that flow violently into it without losing its repose. Similarly the man who is aware of the oneness of his Self and the Supreme Spirit assimilates all worldly pleasures within himself without in any way staying from his chosen path.
Rather than longing for sensual gratification, he aims at the achievement of the most sublime bliss of uniting his Self
the supreme God.
Ravaging everything that comes in their way- crops,men and animals, and their habitations-and with a frightening roar, the violently sweeping currents of hundreds of rivers fall into the ocean with a tremendous force but they can neither raise or lower its level by even an inch; they only merge into the ocean.
In the same violent way sensual pleasures assault the sage who has attained knowledge of reality and merge in him.
They can impress on him neither weal nor woe.
The actions of the worshiper are non good and non evil:
they transcend good and evil.
The minds which are conscious of God, restrained and dissolved, bear only the mark of divine excellence.
So how can any other impression be made on such a mind?
In this one verse, thus, Sri Krishn has answered several of Arjun’s queries. Arjun was curious to learn the mark of a sage who know the divine reality:how he speaks,how he sits, how he walks?
With the single word- “ocean”-the omniscient Sri Krishn answers all these questions.
The mark of a sage is that he is like an ocean.
Like an ocean he is not bound by rules,that he must sit like this and walk like that.
It is men like him who achieve the ultimate peace,
for they have self control.
They who yearn for pleasure can have no peace.
[Revered Swami Adgadanandji Paramhans]
As expounded by most revered Gurudev.