Gita : Ch-12. Slo-20. Discussion-5.

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.


Dharma or eternal righteousness is amrtam or nectarian, together with their derivatives are being now concluded. They are called nectarian because they lead to immortality. Those devotees of the Supreme Lord Krishna who follow and practice the spiritual principles of eternal righteousness with faith and determination while taking full refuge in Him as the ultimate goal of attainment are very dear to Lord Krishna.

In conclusion the worship of the abstract, unmanifest, impersonal aspect of the Supreme Lord is extremely difficult to succeed and is only finally achieved after the greatest of efforts. A person blessed with spiritual intelligence should embark upon the easier and noble path of bhakti or exclusive loving devotion unto the Supreme Lord Krishna.

End  of  the  Chapter-12.

Next : Chapter-13. ( Kshetra-kshetrajna-vibhaga-yogam )

To be continued  ...