Gita : Ch-12. Slo-20. Discussion-2.
Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :
Chapter-12. ( Bhakti-yogam )
Slokam-20. ( He who follows this imperishable path of devotional service and who completely engages himself with faith, making Me the supreme goal, is very, very dear to Me.)
ye tu dharmamrtamidam yathoktam paryupasate,
sraddadhana ma-paramah bhaktastetiva me priyah.
yathoktam = as mentioned above;
idam dharmamrtam = of this sanatana-dharmam;
sraddadhana = with at most care and faith;
mat-paramah = taking the Supreme Lord as everything ( Goal );
ye tu paryupasate = those who are completely as much as prcticing Sadhana as per the format;
te bhaktah = those devotees;
me ativa priyah = For Me, ( they are ) very very dear.
Collating all the previous recommendations Lord Krishna concludes this chapter. Dharma is eternal righteousness and is infused by the Supreme Lord Krishna and anything pertaining to Him is also dharma. Reflection upon Him is dharma, worship of Him is dharma, glorification of Him is dharma.
Also study of the Vedic scriptures which originate from Him is dharma. Dharma is conducive to meditation upon the Supreme Lord which has the power to terminate samsara or the perpetual cycle of birth and death and therefore dharma is known to be immortal.
The word sraddadhanah means endowed with faith. The root of sraddha or faith is srad which means being receptive. Those who are receptive to the revelations of the Vedic scriptures are sraddadhanah.
To be continued ....