12.17 yo na hṛṣyati na dveṣṭi (Original)

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Chapter 12

<< Chapter 12 verse 16


yo na hṛṣyati na dveṣṭi
na śocati na kāṅkṣati
bhaktimān yaḥ sa me priyaḥ

‘Who exults not, hates not, grieves not, craves
not, the renouncer of good and evil, that Bhakta is dear to Me.’

The karma-yogī who exults not on obtaining things which cause joy to mankind;

Hates not on the reverse of the above happening;

Grieves not over events which cause grief to mankind such as the loss of wife, son, wealth etc;

Craves not that such prosperity should accrue to him;

The renouncer of both good and evil, inasmuch as both merit and sin are one like the other in causing bondage;

Such a Bhakta is dear to Me.

>> Chapter 12 verse 18

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