Gita : Ch-12. Slo-20. Discussion-3.



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.

Discussion-3.

The path of dharma or eternal righteousness which is holy and that which is amritam is immortal is known as bhakti or exclusive loving devotion unto the Supreme Lord Krishna and is the means as well as the goal.

This was briefly emphasised in slokam two of this chapter with the nitya-yuktas upasate meaning engaged in constant devotional worship were yuktatamah or the most superior of all.

Whosoever devotes themselves to this transcendental path of bhakti as enumerated in the previous seven slokam-s is a true devotee of Lord Krishna and very dear to Him.

To be continued  ....


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