Chapter 12 - The Yoga of Devotion

arjuna uvāca: evaṃ satatayuktā ye bhaktās tvāṃ paryupāsate ye cāpy akṣaram avyaktaṃ teṣāṃ ke yogavittamāḥ 12.1

śrībhagavān uvāca: mayy āveśya mano ye māṃ nityayuktā upāsate śraddhayā parayopetāḥ te me yuktatamā matāḥ 12.2

ye tv akṣaram anirdeśyaṃ avyaktaṃ paryupāsate sarvatragam acintyaṃ ca kūṭasthaṃ acalaṃ dhruvam 12.3

saṃniyamyendriyagrāmaṃ sarvatra samabuddhayāḥ te prāpnuvanti mām eva sarvabhūtahite ratāḥ 12.4

kleśodhikataras teṣāṃ avyaktāsaktacetasām avyaktā hi gatir duḥkhaṃ dehavadbhir avāpyate 12.5

ye tu sarvāṇi karmāṇi mayi saṃnyasya matparaḥ ananyenaiva yogena māṃ dhyāyanta upāsate 12.6

teṣāṃ ahaṃ samuddhartā mṛtyusaṃsārasāgarāt bhavāmi na cirāt pārtha mayy āveśitacetasām 12.7

mayy eva mana ādhatsva mayi buddhiṃ niveśaya nivasiṣyasi mayy eva ata ūrdhvaṃ na saṃśayaḥ 12.8

atha cittaṃ samādhātuṃ na śaknoṣi mayi sthiram abhyāsayogena tato mām ichāptuṃ dhanaṃjaya 12.9

abhyāsepy asamarthosi matkarmaparamo bhava madartham api karmāṇi kurvan siddhim avāpsyasi 12.10

athaitad apy aśaktosi kartuṃ madyogam āśritaḥ sarvakarmaphalatyāgaṃ tataḥ kuru yatātmavān 12.11

śreyo hi jñānam abhyāsāj jñānād dhyānaṃ viśiṣyate dhyānāt karmaphalatyāgas tyāgāc chāntir anantaram 12.12

adveṣṭā sarvabhūtānāṃ maitraḥ karuṇa eva ca nirmamo nirahaṃkāraḥ samaduḥkhasukhaḥ kṣamī 12.13

saṃtuṣṭaḥ satataṃ yogī yatātmā dṛḍhaniścayaḥ mayy arpitamanobuddhir yo madbhaktaḥ sa me priyaḥ 12.14

yasmān nodvijate loko lokān nodvijate ca yaḥ harṣāmarṣabhayodvegair mukto yaḥ sa ca me priyaḥ 12.15

anapekṣaḥ śucir dakṣa udāsīno gatavyathaḥ sarvārambhaparityāgī yo madbhaktaḥ sa me priyaḥ 12.16

yo na hṛṣyati na dveṣṭi na śocati na kāṅkṣati śubhāśubhaparityāgī bhaktimān yaḥ sa me priyaḥ 12.17

samaḥ śatrau ca mitre ca tathā mānāpamānayoḥ śītoṣṇasukhaduḥkheṣu samaḥ saṅgavivarjitaḥ 12.18

tulyanindāstutir maunī saṃtuṣṭo yena kenacit aniketaḥ sthiramatir bhaktimān me priyo naraḥ 12.19

ye tu dharmyāmṛtam idaṃ yathoktaṃ paryupāsate śraddadhānā matparamā bhaktās tetīva me priyāḥ 12.20

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