Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 532

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Devotional Service
Chapter 12: Verse-6-7

ye tu sarvänikarmani mayi sannyasya mat-paräh
ananyenaiva yogena mäm dhyäyanta upäsate
tesam aham samuddhartä mrtyu-samsära-sägarät
bhavämi na cirät pärtha mayy ävesita-cetasäm [1]


But those who worship Me, giving up all their activities unto Me and being devoted to Me without deviation, engaged in devotional service and always meditating upon Me, having fixed their minds upon Me, O son of Påthä—for them I am the swift deliverer from the ocean of birth and death.


It is explicitly stated here that the devotees are very fortunate to be delivered very soon from material existence by the Lord. In pure devotional service one comes to the realization that God is great and that the individual soul is subordinate to Him. His duty is to render service to the Lord—and if he does not, then he will render service to mäyä. As stated before, the Supreme Lord can be appreciated only by devotional service. Therefore, one should be fully devoted. One should fix his mind fully on krsna in order to achieve Him. One should work only for Krsna. It does not matter in what kind of work one engages, but that work should be done only for Krsna. That is the standard of devotional service. The devotee does not desire any achievement other than pleasing the Supreme Personality of Godhead. His life’s mission is to please Krsna, and he can sacrifice everything for Krsna’s satisfaction, just as Arjuna did in the Battle of Kuruksetra. The process is very simple: one can devote himself in his occupation and engage at the same time in chanting Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Räma, Hare Räma, Räma Räma, Hare Hare. Such transcendental chanting attracts the devotee to the Personality of Godhead.

The Supreme Lord herein promises that without delay He will deliver a pure devotee thus engaged from the ocean of material existence. Those who are advanced in yoga practice can willfully transfer the soul to whatever planet they like by the yoga process, and others take the opportunity in various ways, but as far as the devotee is concerned, it is clearly stated here that the Lord Himself takes him. The devotee does not need to wait to become very experienced in order to transfer himself to the spiritual sky.



  1. ye=those who; tu=but; sarväni=all;karmani=activities; mayi=unto Me; sannyasya=giving up; mat-paräh=being attached to Me; ananyena=without division; eva=certainly; yogena=by practice of such bhakti-yoga; mäm=upon
    Me; dhyäyantah=meditating; upäsate=worship; tesam=of them; aham=I; samuddhartä=the deliverer; mrtyu=of death; samsära=in material existence; sägarät=from the ocean; bhavämi=I become; na=not; cirät=after a long time; pärtha=O son of Prthamayi=upon Me; ävesita=fixed; cetasäm=of those whose minds.

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