Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Summary


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 15

यस्मान्नोद्विजते लोको लोकान्नोद्विजते च यः । हर्षामर्षभयोद्वेगैर्मुक्तो यः स च मे प्रियः ॥१२-१५॥ Transliteration: Lord Krishna tells Arjuna: one who was not cause for inner agitation by others, one who remained unperturbed, composed in all circumstances of life… such a Bhakta, seeker of God was dear to me! One who had an established goal in life… how could he be […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 13 – 14

spअद्वेष्टा सर्वभूतानां मैत्रः करुण एव च । निर्ममो निरहंकारः समदुःखसुखः क्षमी ॥१२-१३॥ संतुष्टः सततं योगी यतात्मा दृढनिश्चयः । मय्यर्पितमनोबुद्धिर्यो मद्भक्तः स मे प्रियः ॥१२-१४॥ Transliteration: Lord Krishna says: a human being free of enmity and hatred, one free of self-interest… a lover of humanity, compassionate… one free from emotional attachments of all kinds, one free of ego (Ahamkara in Hinduism)… […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 12

श्रेयो हि ज्ञानमभ्यासाज्ज्ञानाद्ध्यानं विशिष्यते । ध्यानात्कर्मफलत्यागस्त्यागाच्छान्तिरनन्तरम् ॥१२-१२॥   Transliteration: Lord Krishna says: literal reading of scriptural texts carried no meaning! Going to temples and praying to God carried meaning only when we understood the meaning of prayers. Most human beings world over indulged in prayers and worship of God without ever realizing that unless we contemplated on religious texts… we […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 11

अथैतदप्यशक्तोऽसि कर्तुं मद्योगमाश्रितः । सर्वकर्मफलत्यागं ततः कुरु यतात्मवान् ॥१२-११॥   Transliteration: Lord Krishna says: if you are unable to follow path of yoga which was a sure shot method of reaching God in present life… you must indulge in nishkama karma yoga, offering fruits of karma performed to God Almighty all the time! When you become unattached to karma and […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 10

अभ्यासेऽप्यसमर्थोऽसि मत्कर्मपरमो भव । मदर्थमपि कर्माणि कुर्वन्सिद्धिमवाप्स्यसि ॥१२-१०॥   Transliteration: Lord Krishna tells Arjuna: if you find indulgence in yoga not within your competence, if after all your efforts you find it difficult to establish control over five senses and mind then indulge in karma yoga (not nishkama karma yoga)… with an inherent feeling that all karma was directed towards […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 9

अथ चित्तं समाधातुं न शक्नोषि मयि स्थिरम् । अभ्यासयोगेन ततो मामिच्छाप्तुं धनंजय ॥१२-९॥   Transliteration: In Bhagavad Gita chapter 12 verse 9 Lord Krishna says to Arjuna… if you find mastering mind power difficult for you, if you find concentrating on mind not within your reach… if you cannot still your mind… then O Arjuna, whichever path of yoga suits […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 8

मय्येव मन आधत्स्व मयि बुद्धिं निवेशय । निवसिष्यसि मय्येव अत ऊर्ध्वं न संशयः ॥१२-८॥   Transliteration: Lord Krishna further advises Arjuna thus: O Arjuna! Invest your mind and intellect (buddhi) in me in totality. In spiritual parlance this means… absolute submission to God Almighty! Unless you submit to me in totality… you would never reach me, says Lord Krishna! Total […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 6 – 7

ये तु सर्वाणि कर्माणि मयि संन्यस्य मत्पराः । अनन्येनैव योगेन मां ध्यायन्त उपासते ॥१२-६॥ तेषामहं समुद्धर्ता मृत्युसंसारसागरात् । भवामि नचिरात्पार्थ मय्यावेशितचेतसाम् ॥१२-७॥ Transliteration: Continuing discussion on Nirakaar (having no form) and Sakaar (having a form) form of God, Lord Krishna emphasizes that serious seekers of spirituality (who truly wanted to reach God in their lifetime), those having absolute faith in […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 5

क्लेशोऽधिकतरस्तेषामव्यक्तासक्तचेतसाम् । अव्यक्ता हि गतिर्दुःखं देहवद्भिरवाप्यते ॥१२-५॥   Transliteration: Lord Krishna says: to realize the unmanifest, to realize the omnipresent, Nirakaar (having no form) is difficult… very difficult! Even one who had established self in thoughts of God Almighty, for a worshipper of formless… to comprehend reality of Brahman (God Almighty) was truly a mammoth task, that required sheer hard […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 3 – 4

ये त्वक्षरमनिर्देश्यमव्यक्तं पर्युपासते । सर्वत्रगमचिन्त्यं च कूटस्थमचलं ध्रुवम् ॥१२-३॥ संनियम्येन्द्रियग्रामं सर्वत्र समबुद्धयः । ते प्राप्नुवन्ति मामेव सर्वभूतहिते रताः ॥१२-४॥   Transliteration: Lord Krishna while expounding the difference between worshipping God in Sakaar form (having a form) and Nirakaar form of God (having no form) tells Arjuna that human beings who after establishing absolute control over five senses finally succeeded in […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 2

मय्यावेश्य मनो ये मां नित्ययुक्ता उपासते । श्रद्धया परयोपेतास्ते मे युक्ततमा मताः ॥१२-२॥   Transliteration: When Arjuna sought guidance from Lord Krishna to understand difference between worshipping God in Sakaar form (having a form) or Nirakaar form of God (having no form)… Lord Krishna said: O Arjuna, one who while concentrating ones mind on me indulges in Bhajan Kirtans and […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 1

एवं सततयुक्ता ये भक्तास्त्वां पर्युपासते । ये चाप्यक्षरमव्यक्तं तेषां के योगवित्तमाः ॥१२-१॥   Transliteration: King Arjuna asks Lord Krishna thus… One who had infinite faith in God Almighty, those indulging in karma nishkama karma way… for whom nothing other than God existed in cosmos, human beings devoid of feelings of hatred towards one and all… such devotees of God Almighty […]