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 ...