Chapter 12:
The Yoga of  Devotion:
On fixing oneself on the ultimate of perfection

Shlokas 8 to 20.

 

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shloka 8

mayy eva mana âdhatsva
mayi buddhim nivesaya
nivasisyasi mayy eva
ata ûrdhvam na samsayah

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.

shloka 9

atha cittam samâdhâtum
na saknosi mayi sthiram
abhyâsa-yogena tato
mâm icchâptum dhananjaya

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.

shloka 10

abhyâse 'py asamartho 'si
mat-karma-paramo bhava
mad-artham api karmâni
kurvan siddhim avâpsyasi

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.

shloka 11

athaitad apy asakto 'si
kartum mad-yogam âsritah
sarva-karma-phala-tyâgam
tatah kuru yatâtmavân

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.

shloka 12

sreyo hi jnânam abhyâsâj
jnânâd dhyânam visisyate
dhyânat karma-phala-tyâgas
tyâgâc chântir anantaram

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.

shloka 13-14

advestâ sarva-bhûtânâm
maitrah karuna eva ca
nirmamo nirahankârah
sama-duhkha-sukhah ksamî

santustah satatam yogî
yatâtmâ drdha-niscayah
mayy arpita-mano-buddhir
yo mad-bhaktah sa me priyah 

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.

shloka 15

yasmân nodvijate loko
lokân nodvijate ca yah
harsâmarsa-bhayodvegair
mukto yah sa ca me priyah

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.

shloka 16

anapeksah sucir daksa
udâsîno gata-vyathah
sarvârambha-parityâgî
yo mad-bhaktah sa me priyah

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.

shloka 17

yo na hrsyati na dvesti
na socati na kânksati
subhâsubha-parityâgî
bhaktimân yah sa me priyah

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.

shloka 18-19

samah satrau ca mitre ca
tathâ mânâpamânayoh
sîtosna-sukha-duhkhesu
samah sanga-vivarjitah

 tulya-nindâ-stutir maunî
santusto yena kenacit
aniketah sthira-matir
bhaktimân me priyo narah

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.

shloka 20

ye tu dharmyâmrtam idam
yathoktam paryupâsate
sraddadhânâ mat-paramâ
bhaktâs te 'tîva me priyâh

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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Chapter 12:
The Yoga of Devotion:
On fixing oneself on the ultimate of perfection.

Verses 8 to 20.

Text 8

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.

Text 9

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.

Text 10

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.

Text 11

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.

Text 12

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.

Text 13-14

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.

Text 15

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.

Text 16

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.

Text 17

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.

Text 18-19

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.

Text 20

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.

Complete version of this chapter (12) in Sanskrit, word-for-word and translation

 

     

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