Srimad Bhagavadgita Sadhaka Sanjivani -Swami Ramsukhdas
Link: - The Lord, out of the devotees who worship attributeless and formless Brahma, and those who worship God with attributes, declared the latter to be most perfect in Yoga, and ordered Arjuna, to follow the latter path Then pertaining to the latter worship, He explained the four means of God-realization, from the eighth verse to the eleventh verse. Now in five groups, from the thirteenth verse to the nineteenth verse, He describes the marks of His loving devotees, who have attained perfection. In the first group, consisting of the thirteenth and the fourteenth verses, He mentions, twelve marks.
He, who has no ill-will for any being, who is friendly and compassionate to all, who is free from the sense of mineness and egoism, and is even-minded in pleasure and pain, forgiving, ever content, self-controlled, unshakable in determination, with mind and intellect dedicated to Me - a Yogi, My devotee, is dear to Me. 13-14
Not only this, but he beholds and feels the gracious sweet will of God, in the actions of those, who bear ill-will to him. Every being (soul), is a fragment of God. So if a striver, bears ill-will to any being, it means that he bears, rill-will to God. Such a person bearing ill-will, to anyone can neither be identified with God, nor can he have exclusive devotion to Him. When a devotee becomes totally free, from ill-will, he can be fully devoted, to God. Therefore, a devotee is free from malice, for each and every being.
- The marks of a devotee described here are greater in number and also more singular than the marks of the liberated soul who has attained perfection by transcending the modes of nature (GIta 14/22-25), 'Maitrah' (friendly) and 'Kamnah' (compassionate) these words have been used only hem not there.