12.10 abhyāse ’py asamartho ’si (Original)

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Chapter 12

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abhyāse ’py asamartho ’si
mat-karma-paramo bhava
mad-artham api karmāṇi
kurvan siddhim avāpsyasi

‘If for this effort also, thou art unfit, then devote thyself to My works. Doing works for My sake, thou shalt gain the Goal.’

If thou art unable to inure thy mind for ceaseless contemplation of Me, then betake thyself to My works or services such as construction of temples, creation of (flower etc—) gardens, lighting up lamps (in) and sweeping (My temples), sprinkling waters and otherwise beautifying (with paints, devices, scrolls etc., My places of worship), gathering flowers (for My worship), and worshipping Me therewith; singing My Names, perambulating (My temples and My images), praising by psalms, bowing, prostrating etc.

Perform these acts in ardent affection. So performing, for My sake, thou shalt (1) soon get thy mind prepared for memory-practice (smṛity-abhyāsa) and then (2) its firm fixture in Me.

>> Chapter 12 verse 11

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