Tuesday, October 27, 2009
YOGA OF DEVOTION.
YOGA OF DEVOTION.
Arjuna said that there are two types of devotees. Those with their minds constantly fixed on You and engaged in your devotional service and the other adore you as the Supreme Reality worship the impersonal Brahman, the unman fest. Which of these are closer to you- Krishna.
Lord answers: Those who fix their minds on Me are ever engaged in worshipping Me with great devotion-are considered perfect.
Regarding the second category-those who fully worship the unmanifested-, which lies beyond the perception of senses, all pervading, inconceivable, unchanging, the impersonal conception of Absolute Truth-by controlling the various senses, equally disposed to every one-such a devotee engaged with the welfare of all- also reaches Me.
Strain is greater for the second category of worshippers and advancement is trouble some. To make progress in that discipline is always difficult for those who are embodied.
But those who worship Me, giving up all their activities unto Me, and being devoted to Me with out deviation, engaged in devotional service and always mediating upon Me, having fixed their minds upon Me-for them I am the Swift deliverer and free them from the ocean of birth and death.
Therefore, fix your mind on Me and engage all your intelligence in Me alone. thereafter you will abide solely in Me without a doubt.
If you cannot fix your mind upon Me without deviation, then follow the second method-Bhakthi Yoga. In this way, develop a desire to attain in Me.
If you cannot practice the regulations of Bhakthi yoga, then just try to work in me by repeated practice-then you will come to the perfect stage.
If you are unable to work in this method, then try to act giving up all results of your work and try to be self-situated.
If you find this is difficult, and then engage yourself in the cultivation of knowledge, better than knowledge is meditation, better than meditation is renunciation of the fruits of action-by this, you will get perfect peace of mind.
One who is not envious, malice to none, friendly and compassionate free from ego,, tolerant, always satisfied, self controlled, and surrendered his mind and reason to Me- that devotee is dear to Me.
He for whom no one is put into difficulty not disturbed by any one, equipoise in happiness and sorrows, fear and worry-such devotee is dear to Me.
Those who is not dependent on the day to day activities, who is pure, without worry and pains and not working for selfish results- that devotee is dear to Me.
Those who neither rejoices not grieve, neither laments nor desires, renounces both auspicious and inauspicious things- such a devotee is dear to Me.
One who is equal to friends and enemies, equipoise in honor and dishonor, heat and cold, happiness and distress, fame and infamy, always silent and satisfied and totally engaged in devotional service- such a person is dear to Me.