Bhagavad-gita Today May 26, 2020


Krishna’s explanations of the self, the world, and the source of all existence are the most convincing we’ve ever heard. Don’t just take our word for it, though; you decide:

Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 12.20

TRANSLATION



Krishna’s explanations of the self, the world, and the source of all existence are the most convincing we’ve ever heard. Don’t just take our word for it, though; you decide:

Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 12.20

TRANSLATION

Those who follow this imperishable path of devotional service and who completely engage themselves with faith, making Me the supreme goal, are very, very dear to Me.

PURPORT:

In this chapter, from verse 2 through the end–from mayy avesya mano ye mam (“fixing the mind on Me”) through ye tu dharmamritam idam (“this religion of eternal engagement”)–the Supreme Lord has explained the processes of transcendental service for approaching Him. Such processes are very dear to the Lord, and He accepts a person engaged in them.

The question of who is better–one who is engaged in the path of impersonal Brahman or one who is engaged in the personal service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead–was raised by Arjuna, and the Lord replied to him so explicitly that there is no doubt that devotional service to the Personality of Godhead is the best of all processes of spiritual realization.

In other words, in this chapter it is decided that through good association one develops attachment for pure devotional service and thereby accepts a bona fide spiritual master and from him begins to hear and chant and observe the regulative principles of devotional service with faith, attachment and devotion and thus becomes engaged in the transcendental service of the Lord.

This path is recommended in this chapter; therefore there is no doubt that devotional service is the only absolute path for self-realization, for the attainment of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. . .

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