Gita : Ch-12. Slo-11.Discussion-1.

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita:

Chapter-12. ( Bhakti-yogam )

Slokam-11. ( If, however, you are unable to work in this consciousness, then try to act giving up all results of your work and try to be self-situated.)


athaitadapyasaktosi  kartum  madyogamasritah,

sarvakarmaphalatyagam  tatah  kuru  yatatmavan.

atha  etat  api  kartum  =  later  to  do  this  way;

asaktah  asi  =  if  you  don't  have  enough  strength;

tatah  =  then  next;

mad-yogam-asritah  =  aiming  your  goal  towards  Me;

yatatmavan  =  having  balanced-mind;

sarva-karma-phala-tyagam  kuru  =  discard / sacrifice the  fruits  of   your  karmam ( i.e,  the  desire  for  the  fruits ).

With a view of attaining communion with the Supreme Lord Krishna, His devotees enthusiastically perform bhakti or exclusive loving devotion to Him.

When the followers of this path who are always reflecting and reminiscing about His nama, rupa, guna, lila, dhama find themselves due to adverse circumstances unable to perform all their activities for Him alone by which association with Him in loving communion would surely manifest; then let them launch on the path of aksaram or the imperishable and eruditely contemplate the nature of the atma or eternal soul as delineated in chapter two which would gradually fructify into bhakti eventually if the prerequisite condition to renounce the desire for the rewards of all one's actions was accomplished, then atma tattva or soul realisation is insured.

The word yatatmavan means of controlled mind which denotes a mind that has been trained to perform activities without desiring for rewards in the intangible form of prestige and recognition or the tangible form of gain and position. It is only to such a one entirely free from all thoughts and desires of compensation and calculation, cleansed of all sins will the Supreme Lord Krishna be their total object of affection and love.

To be continued   ....