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samo damas tapah saucam
ksantir arjavam eva ca
jnanam vijnanam astikyam
samah-peacefulness; damah-self-control; tapah-austerity; saucam-purity; ksantih-tolerance; arjavam-honesty; eva-certainly; ca-and; jnanam-knowledge; vijnanam-wisdom; astikyam-religiousness; brahma-of a brahmana; karma-duty; svabhava-jam-born of his own nature.
Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, purity, tolerance, honesty, knowledge, wisdom and religiousness-these are the natural qualities by which the brahmanas work.
na socati na kanksati
samah sarvesu bhutesu
mad-bhaktim labhate param
brahma-bhutah-being one with the Absolute; prasanna-atma-fully joyful; na-never; socati-laments; na-never; kanksati-desires; samah-equally disposed; sarvesu-to all; bhutesu-living entities; mat-bhaktim-My devotional service; labhate-gains; param-transcendental.
One who is thus transcendentally situated at once realizes the Supreme Brahman and becomes fully joyful. He never laments or desires to have anything. He is equally disposed toward every living entity. In that state he attains pure devotional service unto Me.
bhaktya mam abhijanati
yavan yas casmi tattvatah
tato mam tattvato jnatva
bhaktya-by pure devotional service; mam-Me; abhijanati-one can know; yavan-as much as; yah ca asmi-as I am; tattvatah-in truth; tatah-thereafter; mam-Me; tattvatah-in truth; jnatva-knowing; visate-he enters; tat-anantaram-thereafter.
One can understand Me as I am, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, only by devotional service. And when one is in full consciousness of Me by such devotion, he can enter into the kingdom of God.
hrd-dese 'rjuna tisthati
isvarah-the Supreme Lord; sarva-bhutanam-of all living entities; hrt-dese-in the location of the heart; arjuna-O Arjuna; tisthati-resides; bhramayan-causing to travel; sarva-bhutani-all living entities; yantra-on a machine; arudhani-being placed; mayaya-under the spell of material energy.
The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone's heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy.
man-mana bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yaji mam namaskuru
mam evaisyasi satyam te
pratijane priyo 'si me
mat-manah-thinking of Me; bhava-just become; mat-bhaktah-My devotee; mat-yaji-My worshiper; mam-unto Me; namaskuru-offer your obeisances; mam-unto Me; eva-certainly; esyasi-you will come; satyam-truly; te-to you; pratijane-I promise; priyah-dear; asi-you are; me-to Me.
Always think of Me, become My devotee, worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend.
mam ekam saranam vraja
aham tvam sarva-papebhyo
moksayisyami ma sucah
sarva-dharman-all varieties of religion; parityajya-abandoning; mam-unto Me; ekam-only; saranam-for surrender; vraja-go; aham-I; tvam-you; sarva-all; papebhyah-from sinful reactions; moksayisyami-will deliver; ma-do not; sucah-worry.
Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.
ya idam paramam guhyam
bhaktim mayi param krtva
mam evaisyaty asamsayah
yah-anyone who; idam-this; paramam-most; guhyam-confidential secret; mat-of Mine; bhaktesu-amongst devotees; abhidhasyati-explains; bhaktim-devotional service; mayi-unto Me; param-transcendental; krtva-doing; mam-unto Me; eva-certainly; esyati-comes; asamsayah-without doubt.
For one who explains this supreme secret to the devotees, pure devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me.
na ca tasman manusyesu
kascin me priya-krttamah
bhavita na ca me tasmad
anyah priyataro bhuvi
na-never; ca-and; tasmat-than him; manusyesu-among men; kascit-anyone; me-to Me; priya-krt-tamah-more dear; bhavita-will become; na-nor; ca-and; me-to Me; tasmat-than him; anyah-another; priya-tarah-dearer; bhuvi-in this world.
There is no servant in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be one more dear.
yatra yogesvarah krsno
yatra partho dhanur-dharah
tatra shrir vijayo bhutir
dhruva nitir matir mama
yatra-where; yoga-isvarah-the master of mysticism; krishnah-Lord Krishna; yatra-where; parthah-the son of Prtha; dhanuh-dharah-the carrier of the bow and arrow; tatra-there; shrih-opulence; vijayah-victory; bhutih-exceptional power; dhruva-certain; nitih-morality; matih mama-my opinion.
Wherever there is Krishna, the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality. That is my opinion.