12.9 atha cittaṁ samādhātuṁ (Original)

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Chapter 12

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atha cittaṁ samādhātuṁ
na śaknoṣi mayi sthiram
abhyāsa-yogena tato
mām icchāptuṁ dhanañ-jaya

‘If, to firmly plant in me the mind, thou art unable,
then by means of practice, seek, Dhanaṇjaya! to reach Me.’

If, at once, to steadily keep the mind in me, thou findest not possible, then ceaselessly endeavour by discipline to so fix it in Me, —Me, the natural boundless Ocean of all the exalted countless glorious Attributes, such as Beauty, Compassion and Condescension, Love and Clemency, Sweetness and Dignity and Bounty; Courage, Valour and Daring; Wisdom, Lorship of spiritual kingdom (satya-kāmatva)[2. Nitya-vibhūtimatvam;], Lordship of secular kingdom (satya-sankalpatva)[3. Lila-vibhūtimatvam (Vide Śrutaprakaśikacharya’s commentary on Śaraṇāgati-gadya).], Godship and Cause-ship of all things; —Me, the Antithesis (or Antidote) of all vice.

Practice or effort is that of constant loving remembrance of Me. By this means, steadiness of mind is attained, and then thou mayst seek to reach Me.

>> Chapter 12 verse 10

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