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.
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 ....