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,
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
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