BG Chap 13 - The factors that constitute knowledge - first 10

(i) Amānitva – freedom from pride – not expecting good reception or respect. One should not be anxious to have the satisfaction of being honored by others. (ii) Adambhitva – lack of ostentation – not performing religious acts to become famous. (iii) Ahiṁsā – non-violence – not giving pain to other living entities. Unless one elevates people to spiritual knowledge, one is practicing violence. (iv) Kṣānti – tolerance – tolerating insults, and practice bearing insults and dishonors from others. (v) Ārjava – simplicity – straightforwardness even to the deceitful. (vi) Ācāryopāsana – worship of the teacher – service without motivation to the guru who bestows knowledge. This would make the practice of regulative principles easier. (vii) Śauca – purity – internal and external purity – purity of the mind by chanting His holy names, and purity of the body by bathing. (viii) Sthairya – steadiness on the spiritual path. (ix) Ātma-vinigraha – self control – restraining the mind from sense objects which are obstacles for realizing the ātmā. One should especially control the tongue. (x) Vairāgya indriyārtheṣu – renunciation of the objects of sense gratification – lack of taste for the sense objects which are obstacles.