Gita : Ch-12. Slo-18 & 19. Discussion-2.

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-12. ( Bhakti-yogam )

Slokam-18 & 19. (  One who is equal to friends and enemies, who is equiposed in honor and dishonor, heat and cold, happiness and distress, fame and infamy, who is always free from contamination, always silent and satisfied with anything, who doesn't care for any residence, who is fixed in knowledge and engaged in devotional service, is very dear to Me. )


samah  satrau  ca  mitre  ca  tatha  manapamanayoh,

sitoshnasukhaduhkheshu  samah  sangavivarjitah.

satrau  ca  mitre  ca  tatha  =  in  enemy  as  well  as  in  friend,  likewise;

manapamanayoh  samah  =  honor  as  well  as  dishonor  equal  minded  person;

sita-ushna-sukha-duhkheshu  =  cold,  heat,  joy,  sorrow,  in  these;

samah  =  remains  unaffected  and  equiposed;

sanga-vivarjitah  =  detached / free   from  all  associations;


tulyanindastutirmauni  santushto  yenakenacit,

aniketah  sthiramatih  bhaktiman  me  priyo  narah.

tulya-ninda-stutih  =  defame  and  fame,  one  who  consider  both  same  and  equal;

mauni   =  one  who  is  silent  and  very  has  few  words,  in  total  control  in  using  words;

yenakenacit  santushtah  =  one  who  is  happy / satisfied  with  what  he  has;

aniketah  =  one who  has  no  permenent  residence;

sthiramatih  =  one  who  has  strong  faith  towards  Lord;

bhaktiman  narah  =  that  person  who  is  the  devotee  with  strong  devotion;

me  priyah  =  that  person  is  dear  to   Me.


One who is impartial to friend and foe alike, free from the influence of passion and hatred as well as honour and disgrace, who remain balanced in heat and cold, pleasure and pain and is free from attachment to anything not supportive of bhakti or exclusive loving devotion to the Supreme Lord Krishna, who is given to silence being of controlled speech, is content with whatever comes along unsought by its own accord without attachment to a fixed residence, of sober and stable mind and determinate in the teachings of the Vedic scriptures, such a devotee of Lord Krishna is very dear to Him.

To be continued  ...