Gita : Ch-12. Slo-13 & 14. Discussion-4.

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :
Chapter-12. ( Bhakti-yogam )

Slokam-13 & 14.  ( One who is not envious but who is a kind friend to all living entities, who does not think himself a proprietor, who is free from false ego and equal both in happiness and distress, who is always satisfied and engaged in devotional service with determination and whose mind and intelligence are in agreement with Me-he is very dear to Me.)


adveshta  sarvabhutanam  maitrah  karuna  eva  ca,

nirmamo  nirahankarah  samaduhkhasukhah  kshami.


santushtah  satatam  yogi  yatatma  drddhaniscayah,

mayyarpitamanobuddhih  yo  madbhaktah  sa  me  priyah.


sarvabhutanam  adveshta  =  not  envious  towards  all  living  entities;

maitrah  karuna  eva  ca  =  also  friendly  and  kindly;

nirmamo  nirahankarah  =  with no sense of proprietorship  and   without false ego;

sama-duhkha-sukhah  =  minding / taking  in,  distress  and  happiness  equally;

kshami   =  with  forgiving  character.


satatam  santushtah  =  always  satisfied;

yogi  =  one  who  is  with  concentrating  mind;

yatatma  =  having  mind  under  control;

drddha-niscayah  =  with determination;

may-arpita-mano-buddhih  =  with  full  devotion  and  surrender  his  mind  and  intellect  unto  Me;

mad-bhaktah  yah  =  one  who  is  My  devotee;

sa  me  priyah  =  he is dear to Me.


The characteristics of Lord Krishna's devotees which quickly lead to divine grace are now being elucidated in seven slokam-s  beginning with :

advesta-sarva- bhutanam meaning devoid of malice towards anyone,

is non-envious of anyone and benevolent towards everyone,

free from concepts of possessiveness and ideas of ego consciousness

as well as free from false identification of being the physical body,

compassionate to the unfortunate,

always forgiving,

content and cheerful with loss or gain,

tolerant, equipoise in happiness or distress,

satisfied with what comes by its own accord,

 firmly resolved in the teachings of the spiritual master about the Supreme Lord,

one is contemplative and dedicating their mind, intellect and heart to the Supreme Lord Krishna is very dear to Him.

Discussion on Slokam-s-13 & 14. ENDS.
Next : Slokam-15
To be continued  ...