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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.8.13
dadhyāv adhokṣajaḿ yogī
ittham — in this manner; bṛhat-vrata-dharaḥ — maintaining the vow of celibacy, brahmacarya; tapaḥ-svādhyāya-saḿyamaiḥ — by his austerities, studies of the Vedas and regulative principles; dadhyau — he meditated; adhokṣajam — upon the transcendental Lord; yogī — the yogī; dhvasta — destroyed; kleśa — all troubles; antaḥ-ātmana — with his introspective mind.
In this way the devotional mystic Mārkaṇḍeya maintained rigid celibacy through penance, study of the Vedas and self-discipline. With his mind thus free of all disturbances, he turned it inward and meditated on the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who lies beyond the material senses.
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