Arjuna asks Krishna to describe he characteristics of a man of steady wisdom. Sānkhya Yoga 55. When a man completely casts off the desires of the mind, and is satisfied in the Self, by the Self, then he is said to have steady wisdom. 56. He whose mind is not shaken by adversity, who does not hanker after pleasures, and is free from attachments, fears and anger is a sage of steady wisdom. 57. He, who is everywhere without attachment, upon meeting with good or bad, who neither rejoices nor hates, is of a steady wisdom. 58. When, like the tortoise that withdraws its limbs, he withdraws his senses from the sense-objects, then his wisdom becomes steady. 59. The sense-objects turn away from the abstinent man, thus leaving the longing behind; they also turn away when seeing the Supreme. 60. The turbulent senses do violently carry away the mind of a wise man even though he be striving to control them. Difficult moments always present; endure them bravely.