kam gatim krsna gacchati
chinnabhram iva nasyati
vimudho brahmanah pathi
(Dhyana-yoga, Text 39 Chapter 6)
Meaning text 37: Arjuna said: O Krsna, what is the destination of the unsuccessful transcendentalist, who in the beginning takes to the process of self -realization with faith but who later desists due to worldly-mindedness and thus does not attain perfection in mysticism?
***The basic principle of self realization is knowledge that the living entity is not this material body but that he is different from it and that his happiness is in eternal life, bliss and knowledge. Arjuna is inquisitive to know the results of deviation from the path of self-realization
Meaning text 38: O mighty-armed Krsna, does not such a man, who is bewildered from the path of transcendence, fall away from both spiritual and material success and perish like a river cloud, with no position in any sphere?
Meaning text 39: This is my doubt, O Krsna, and I ask you to dispel it completely. But for You, no one is to be found who can destroy this doubt.