9.13 mahātmānas tu māṁ pārtha (Original)

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Chapter 9

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mahātmānas tu māṁ pārtha
daivīṁ prakṛtim āśritāḥ
bhajanty ananya-manaso
jñātvā bhūtādim avyayam

‘But the great-souled, Pārtha!, wedded to divine nature, ken Me the Origin of things, and the Inexhaustible, and worship Me with rapt minds.'[1. Read Śānḍilya: Sūtras; 56, 57 and 58.]

But those, whose self-acquired merits have led them to come to Me as their Asylum; whose bonds of sin have been broken down, and who partake of the divine nature, are noble-souled (mahātmās). And they know Me as the Begining of all things, and the Infinite —i.e., of such a nature, as Whose acts and epithets are beyond reach of word and thought, —Who incarnates in man’s guise out of infinite compassion, —to protect the good. Knowing Me thus, they adore Me, with minds exclusively devoted to Me.

Exclusive devotion of the mind means: that exultant state of the mind which is ecstatically so transported with love for Me, that, were it not for such worshipful devotional mood, not the mind alone, but the soul itself, together with the external senses, would become insupportable.

They worship Me, then, in such singleness of mind, as if worship alone constituted their sole end and aim.

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