Gita : Ch-12. Slo-16. Discussion : 1.
Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :
Chapter-12. ( Bhakti-yogam )
Slokam-16. ( A devotee who is not dependant on the ordinary course of activities, who is pure, expert, without cares, free from all pains, and who does not strive for some result, is very dear to Me.)
anapekshah sucirdakshah udasino gatavyathah,
sarvarambhaparityagi yo madbhaktah sa me priyah.
anapekshah = one who has no need of anything;
sucih = with inner and outer cleanliness ( i.e, Pure );
dakshah = clever and expert in his karma-s;
udasinah = free from / without interest in anything;
gatavyathah = without any anxiety;
sarva-arambha-parityagi = renouncer of all endeavors;
mad-bhaktah yah = My devotee ( any one );
sah me priyah = he ( the one with above qualities ) is dear to Me.
Discussion : 1.
The word anapeksah or indifference means aloof to external objects being solely attracted to the atma or eternal soul within.
Sucih or purity means sustaining the body by nourishing oneself by sanctified foods as ordained in the Vedic scriptures.
Daksah or expert means proficiency in performing the Vedic injunctions and ordinances.
Udasinah or unconcerned means uninterested in matters that are not eternal.
Gata-vyathah or free from agitation means unaffected by experiencing the dualities of pleasure and pain, joy and grief , etc. while performing one's Vedic enjoined duties. Parityagi or fully renounced means one who has given up all endeavours unconnected to the Supreme Lord Krishna is very dear to Him.
To be continued ....