12.19 tulya-nindā-stutir maunī (Original)

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Chapter 12

<< Chapter 12 verse 18


tulya-nindā-stutir maunī
santuṣṭo yena kenacit
aniketaḥ sthira-matir
bhaktimān me priyo naraḥ

‘Unto praise and blame the same; silent; with
anything satisfied; not home-tied; mind-steady; that man of Bhakti is dear to Me.’

The absence of hate towards foe or friend was already made mention of in Stanza: ‘Hater not of any creature’ etc., (Gi: XII-13); and equanimity to them, herein mentioned, is of a more pronounced type viz: equanimity even when they are face to face.

Aniketaḥ=not home-tied, means divested of love for home etc., because of the mind firmly devoted to ātma;

Similarly, bearing honor and disgrace equally; such a man of Bhakti is dear to Me.

Thus, having shown the superiority of the votary of Bhakti-yoga, (=God-seeker) over the votary of ātma = soul-seeker, the subject-matter (viz., Bhakti-yoga) is now brought to a close.

>> Chapter 12 verse 20

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