Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12
The entire Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 tells about the benefits of worship of God Brahm / Kaal.
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Chapter 12 Verse 1: Those devotees who worship you in the earlier mentioned way by constantly engaging in your bhajan-meditation, and those who only worship the eternal, invisible Sachchidanandghan in the most superior way, of these two types of worshippers, who is the best knower of yog i.e. who accurately knows the method of bhakti?
Chapter 12 Verse 2: Those devotees who by concentrating their mind in me constantly engaged in my bhajan-meditation worship me with supreme faith, I consider them the best among the worshippers. This is my opinion.
Chapter 12 Verse 3, 4: But those who by properly restraining all the senses constantly worship the God who is beyond mind and intellect, omnipresent, always uniform, eternal, unchanging, invisible and immortal with one-pointed devotion, they, engaged in the welfare of all the living beings, with equality towards everyone, come to me alone.
Chapter 12 Verse 5: The way of worship of those men who are engrossed in the invisible Brahm chiefly involves argument-like suffering i.e. misery because the state relating to the unmanifest is attained with great difficulty by the arrogant beings.
Chapter 12 Verse 6: But those matavlambi devotees who are dedicated to me, who by surrendering all their actions unto me only worship me, the God with qualities, with exclusive devotion by being constantly absorbed in my thoughts.
Chapter 12 Verse 7: O Arjun! For those loving devotees who absorb their minds in me, I soon become a saviour from this world of ocean of death.
Chapter 12 Verse 8: Fix your mind in me and engage your intellect only in me. After this you will reside in me only. There is no doubt about this.
Chapter 12 Verse 9: If you are not capable of establishing your mind steadfastily in me, then O Arjun, through yog of practice (abhyas-yog) seek to attain me.
Chapter 12 Verse 10: If you are not even capable of doing practice then only perform virtuous deeds for me in accordance with the scriptures. Even by performing actions for me, you will attain the goal.
Chapter 12 Verse 11: If you are also incapable of following the above-mentioned method by resorting to the yog of actions based on my opinion, then strive through renouncing the fruits of all actions.
Chapter 12 Verse 12: Knowledge (gyan) is superior to arbitrary practice (abhyas) done by abandoning the injunctions of scriptures because of absence of tatvgyan. Compared to knowledge of one who by not doing sadhna mentioned in the scriptures, only by gaining knowledge becomes famous as a scholar, Sahaj Dhyan i.e. Sahaj Samadhi (easy meditation) is superior. And compared to meditation, renouncing the fruits of actions, recitation of naam (mantra) is superior. Because by doing bhakti renouncing the fruits of actions, by that sacrifice one immediately attains peace.
Chapter 12 Verse 13, 14: He who is free from hatred towards all the living beings, is friendly and compassionate and is free from affection and arrogance, is balanced in joy-sorrow and is forgiving, that yogi is always contented. Free from defects i.e. with control over body along with mind and senses, firmly determined that bhakt of mine with his mind and intellect dedicated to me, who does bhakti according to the rules, is dear to me.
Chapter 12 Verse 15: He by whom no living being is agitated and who himself is not agitated by any living being, and who is free from elation, resentment, fear and anxiety etc, that bhakt is dear to me.
Chapter 12 Verse 16: He, who is free from desires, is internally and externally pure, clever, unbiased and free from sorrows, who has renounced all commencements i.e. who had commenced all actions against the injunctions of scriptures, abandoning them who acts according to the injunctions of the scriptures, that matanusar my bhakt is dear to me.
Chapter 12 Verse 17: He who neither becomes delighted, nor hates, neither grieves, nor craves and who renounces all the auspicious and inauspicious actions, he, who is endowed with devotion, is dear to me.
Chapter 12 Verse 18: He who is same to a friend and an enemy, and in honour and dishonour, and is same in heat-cold and joy-sorrow etc and is detached.
Chapter 12 Verse 19: He, who considers criticism and praise to be same, remains silent and is contented with whatever comes to him, free from affection and attachment, that devoted person with steadfast mind is dear to me.
Chapter 12 Verse 20: But those faithful men, who being devoted to scripture-based sadhna, worship the God superior to me with full faith, this above-mentioned religious nectar, those devotees are exceedingly dear to me.