Very Important slokam : tells us the devotees most dear to God
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 : 3.
One who craves for nothing and remains unattached to the worldly objects which come unsolicited of their own accord, who is cleansed within and without, who is expert in applying the teachings of the Vedic scriptures and performing the obligatory rites, who is indifferent to mundane matters and unconcerned about insult or praise while renouncing all conceptions of doership in all undertakings except those that increase bhakti or exclusive loving devotion to the Supreme Lord is very dear to Lord Krishna.
Next : Slokam-17.
To be continued ....