The Yoga of Devotion:
On fixing oneself on the ultimate of perfection.
Verses 8 to 20.
Be sure to fix your mind on Me and to apply your intelligence for Me and you will live in Me for certain and never suffer any doubt thereafter.
If you are not able to fix your mind on Me, then be steadfast holding on to the rules of yoga and develop a desire to get to Me, o conqueror of wealth.
If You are even unable to practice that, then become dedicated in working for My sake as even by doing work you will achieve perfection.
And if you are even unable to do this in the yoga unto Me, then take your refuge in the renunciation of the results of all action and then remain with yourself.
Better than [mere] practice is knowledge and better than [mere] knowledge is meditation considered to be. Renouncing the fruits of labor is better than [mere] meditation as of such renunciation peace will ensue.
With no dislike towards anyone and surely friendly and kind, nonpossessive, and not identified, equal in distress and happiness, forgiving, satisfied and always devoted, selfcontrolled and with determination in mind and intelligence always fixed on Me - such a devotee of Mine is very dear to Me.
Anyone of whom the people are never disturbed and who is also not disturbed by the people; he who is free from ups and downs, fears and anxieties is very dear to Me.
Anyone prepared for alternatives [neutral], who is pure, capable, unworried, untroubled and does not consider mundane endeavoring, such a devotee of Mine is very dear to Me.
One who never rejoices nor hates, never grieves nor craves and remains detached for better or for worse - one who is such a devotee is dear to Me.
Equal to foe and friend, in honor and dishonor, in heat and cold and in happiness and distress and the same in absence of company; not different in infamy and repute, quiet and satisfied with anything, free from his home and fixed in his determination as a devotee a man is very dear to Me.
Those who but cherish the nectar of this nature and as said fully engage themselves with faith in the sublime of Me - those devotees are most dear to Me.
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