Gita : Ch-12. Slo-16. Discussion : 2.
Very Important slokam : Lord tells us out of the devotees, who are very dear to Lord.
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 : 2.
The word anapeksah or independent means free from expectations and indifferent to things that have even come on their own accord.
Sucih or clean denotes both external cleanliness of the physical body and internal cleanliness of mind.
Daksah means expert and infers lack of laziness.
Udasinah or impartial means not taking sides.
Gata-vyathah or untroubled means free from anguish.
The phrasesarva-arambha-parityagi means renouncing all endeavours that are opposed to devotion.
Such a devotee of Lord Krishna possessing these qualities is very dear to Him.
To be continued ....