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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12: Bhakti Yogam Verse 20:

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) The Qualities Of Perfect Devotees Include Faith And Making Ishvara Their Ultimate Goal ये तु धर्म्यामृतमिदं यथोक्तं पर्युपासते | श्रद्दधाना मत्परमा भक्तास्तेऽतीव मे प्रिया: || 12.20|| ye tu dharmyāmṛitam idaṁ yathoktaṁ paryupāsate śhraddadhānā mat-paramā bhaktās te ’tīva me priyāḥ|| 12.20|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 12- Ver. 20: They are incredibly beloved […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12: Bhakti Yogam Verse 18 and 19:

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) As A Result Of His Persistent Dedication To Ishvara, The Devotee Accepts Whatever Comes His Way Without Complaint सम: शत्रौ च मित्रे च तथा मानापमानयो: | शीतोष्णसुखदु:खेषु सम: सङ्गविवर्जित: || 12.18|| तुल्यनिन्दास्तुतिर्मौनी सन्तुष्टो येन केनचित् | अनिकेत: स्थिरमतिर्भक्तिमान्मे प्रियो नर: || 12.19|| samaḥ śhatrau cha mitre cha tathā mānāpamānayoḥ śhītoṣhṇa-sukha-duḥkheṣhu samaḥ saṅga-vivarjitaḥ|| […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12: Bhakti Yogam Verse 17:

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) The Lord’s Worshippers, Satiated By The Pure Loving Bliss Of The God, Rise Above Pleasure And Despair यो न हृष्यति न द्वेष्टि न शोचति न काङ् क्षति | शुभाशुभपरित्यागी भक्तिमान्य: स मे प्रिय: || 12.17|| yo na hṛiṣhyati na dveṣhṭi na śhochati na kāṅkṣhati śhubhāśhubha-parityāgī bhaktimān yaḥ sa me priyaḥ|| 12.17|| Shloka […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12: Bhakti Yogam Verse 16:

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) Devotees Have A Deep Love For The Divine And Regard It As The Highest Asset Worth Attaining, They Also Give The Lord’s Loving Service The Highest Priority अनपेक्ष: शुचिर्दक्ष उदासीनो गतव्यथ: | सर्वारम्भपरित्यागी यो मद्भक्त: स मे प्रिय: || 12.16|| anapekṣhaḥ śhuchir dakṣha udāsīno gata-vyathaḥ sarvārambha-parityāgī yo mad-bhaktaḥ sa me priyaḥ|| 12.16|| […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12: Bhakti Yogam Verse 15:

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) The Soul Is Pure And Uncontaminated Nevertheless The Corrupt Intellect Has Overshadowed It यस्मान्नोद्विजते लोको लोकान्नोद्विजते च य: | हर्षामर्षभयोद्वेगैर्मुक्तो य: स च मे प्रिय: || 12.15|| yasmān nodvijate loko lokān nodvijate cha yaḥ harṣhāmarṣha-bhayodvegair mukto yaḥ sa cha me priyaḥ|| 12.15|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 12- Ver. 15: Such devotees […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12: Bhakti Yogam Verse 13 and 14:

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) The Yogi, The Accomplished Devotee, Obtains Contentment From Ishvara Within Himself, He Does Not Need To Become A Bhogi In Reality, He Is Already Content अद्वेष्टा सर्वभूतानां मैत्र: करुण एव च | निर्ममो निरहङ्कार: समदु:खसुख: क्षमी || 12.13|| सन्तुष्ट: सततं योगी यतात्मा दृढनिश्चय: | मय्यर्पितमनोबुद्धिर्यो मद्भक्त: स मे प्रिय: || 12.14|| adveṣhṭā […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12: Bhakti Yogam Verse 12:

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) We Begin To Achieve Detachment From Worldly Pleasures By Controlling The Mind Through Meditation श्रेयो हि ज्ञानमभ्यासाज्ज्ञानाद्ध्यानं विशिष्यते | ध्यानात्कर्मफलत्यागस्त्यागाच्छान्तिरनन्तरम् || 12.12|| śhreyo hi jñānam abhyāsāj jñānād dhyānaṁ viśhiṣhyate dhyānāt karma-phala-tyāgas tyāgāch chhāntir anantaram|| 12|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 12- Ver. 12: Knowledge is greater to practice, meditation is superior to […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12: Bhakti Yogam Verse 11:

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) If A Devotee Can’t Even Work For The Divine In Devotion, He Should Endeavour To Surrender The Results Of His Deeds And Be Centered In Himself अथैतदप्यशक्तोऽसि कर्तुं मद्योगमाश्रित: | सर्वकर्मफलत्यागं तत: कुरु यतात्मवान् || 12.11|| athaitad apy aśhakto ’si kartuṁ mad-yogam āśhritaḥ sarva-karma-phala-tyāgaṁ tataḥ kuru yatātmavān|| 1211|| Shloka Translation BG – […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12: Bhakti Yogam Verse 10:

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) If Devotee Is Unable To Do Repeated Practice, Then He Should Perform Actions For Divine This Shall Help Him Attain Success अभ्यासेऽप्यसमर्थोऽसि मत्कर्मपरमो भव | मदर्थमपि कर्माणि कुर्वन्सिद्धिमवाप्स्यसि || 12.10|| abhyāse ’py asamartho ’si mat-karma-paramo bhava mad-artham api karmāṇi kurvan siddhim avāpsyasi|| 12.10|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 12- Ver. 10: Perform […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12: Bhakti Yogam Verse 9:

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) A Devotee Should Turn Mind Away From The World And Focus It On God He Has To Repeat This Exercise Again And Over अथ चित्तं समाधातुं न शक्नोषि मयि स्थिरम् | अभ्यासयोगेन ततो मामिच्छाप्तुं धनञ्जय || 12.9|| atha chittaṁ samādhātuṁ na śhaknoṣhi mayi sthiram abhyāsa-yogena tato mām ichchhāptuṁ dhanañjaya|| 12.9|| Shloka Translation […]