Gita Madhurya -Ramsukhdas 102

Gita Madhurya -Swami Ramsukhdas

Chapter XII


Arjuna said—As You have told now, many devotees, minds constantly fixed on You, adore You as possessed of form and attributes, and many adore Your Imperishable, Unmanifested form, of these two kinds of devotees who are better?(1)

Bhagavan said—I consider those devotees to be the best who, endowed with supreme faith and ever steadfast, worship Me with mind centred on Me.(2)

But what about those who adore Your unmanifested form?

Those, who, controlling all their senses and even-minded towards all, engaged in the welfare of all beings, constantly adore the Imperishable, the Indefinable, the unmanifest, the omnipresent, the unthinkable, the unchangeable, the Immovable, the Eternal, they too come to me.(3-4)

Then how Your devotees happen to be the best?

Greater is the difficulty of those whose minds are set on the unmanifested, for self-identification with the unmanifest is attained with difficulty by those who are centred in the body. But those who being solely devoted to Me, and surrendering all actions to Me, worship Me, constantly meditate on Me with single-minded devotion, O Partha, for such devotees whose minds are thus fixed on Mc, I speedily become the deliverer from the ocean of birth and death.(5—7)


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