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Devotion to the Supreme Lord


The disciple should be a devotee of the Lord. In the Bhagavad--*- gita (4.3), Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna


sa evayam maya te 'dya yogah proktah puratanah

bhakto 'si me sakha cheti rahasyam hy etad uttamam


"That very ancient science of the relationship with the Su­preme is today told by Me to you because you are My devotee as well as My friend and can therefore understand the transcenden­tal  mystery of this science."


There are two classes of men, namely the devotee and the demon. The Lord selected Arjuna as the recipient of the great science of Bhagavad-gita, the essence of the Vedic literature, owing to  his being a devotee of the Lord. But for the demon it is not possible to understand this great mysterious science. Arjuna accepted Sri Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead and any  commentary on the Gita following in the footsteps of Arjuna is bona fide. The demonic, however, do not accept Lord Krishna as He is. Instead, they concoct something about Krishna and  mis­lead general readers from the path of Krishna's instructions. A disciple must be a devotee of Krishna in order to be able to un­derstand Bhagavad-gita.