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Chapter 11





naham vedair na tapasa

na danena na cejyaya

sakya evam-vidho drastum

drstavan asi mam yatha




na-never; aham-I; vedaih-by study of the Vedas; na-never; tapasa-by serious penances; na-never; danena-by charity; na-never; ca-also; ijyaya-by worship; sakyah-it is possible; evam-vidhah-like this; drastum-to see; drstavan-seeing; asi-you are; mam-Me; yatha-as.




The form you are seeing with your transcendental eyes cannot be understood simply by studying the Vedas, nor by undergoing serious penances, nor by charity, nor by worship. It is not by these means that one can see Me as I am.






bhaktya tv ananyaya sakya

aham evam-vidho 'rjuna

jnatum drastum ca tattvena

pravestum ca parantapa




bhaktya-by devotional service; tu-but; ananyaya-without being mixed with fruitive activities or speculative knowledge; sakyah-possible; aham-I; evam-vidhah-like this; arjuna-O Arjuna; jnatum-to know; drastum-to see; ca-and; tattvena-in fact; pravestum-to enter into; ca-also; parantapa-O mighty-armed one.




My dear Arjuna, only by undivided devotional service can I be understood as I am, standing before you, and can thus be seen directly. Only in this way can you enter into the mysteries of My understanding.






mat-karma-krn mat-paramo

mad-bhaktah sanga-varjitah

nirvairah sarva-bhutesu

yah sa mam eti pandava




mat-karma-krt-engaged in doing My work; mat-paramah-considering Me the Supreme; mat-bhaktah-engaged in My devotional service; sanga-varjitah-freed from the contamination of fruitive activities and mental speculation; nirvairah-without an enemy; sarva-bhutesu-among all living entities; yah-one who; sah-he; mam-unto Me; eti-comes; pandava-O son of Pandu.




My dear Arjuna, he who engages in My pure devotional service, free from the contaminations of fruitive activities and mental speculation, he who works for Me, who makes Me the supreme goal of his life, and who is friendly to every living being-he certainly comes to Me.