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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 65

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 18 श्लोक 65

मन्मना भव मद्भक्तो मद्याजी मां नमस्कुरु।
मामेवैष्यसि सत्यं ते प्रतिजाने प्रियोऽसि मे।।18.65।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी रामसुख दास जी ( भगवद् गीता 18.65)

।।18.65।।तू मेरा भक्त हो जा? मेरेमें मनवाला हो जा? मेरा पूजन करनेवाला हो जा और मेरेको नमस्कार कर। ऐसा करनेसे तू मेरेको ही प्राप्त हो जायगा -- यह मैं तेरे सामने सत्य प्रतिज्ञा करता हूँ क्योंकि तू मेरा अत्यन्त प्रिय है।

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

18.65 Bhava manmana, have your mind fixed on Me; be mad-bhaktah, My devotee; be a madyaji,sacrificer to Me, be engaged in sacrifices to Me; namaskuru, bow down; mam, to Me. Offer ever your salutations to Me alone. Continuing thus in them, by surrendering all ends, means and needs to Vasudeva only, esyasi, you will come; mam, to Me; eva, alone. (This) satyam, truth: do I pratijane, promise; te, to you, i.e. in this matter I make this true promise. For, asi, you are; priyah, dear; me, to Me. The idea conveyed by the passage is: Having thus understood that the Lord is true in His pormise, and knowing for certain that liberation is the unfailing result of devotion to the Lord, one should have dedication to God as his only supreme goal. Having summed up surrender to God as the highest secret of steadiness in Karma-yoga, there-after, with the idea that complete realization, which is the fruit of adherence to Karma-yoga and which has been enjoined in all the Upanisads, has to be spoken about, the Lord says:

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

18.64-65 Sarva - etc. Manmanah etc, By the portion Be with your mind fixed in Me etc., it is determined that in the scriptures the importance completely lies only in dedicating [everything] to the Brahman; and it is declared that this present scripture (the Holy Bhagavatgita) is of use [only] in the case of one who cultivates [the attitude of] dedication to the Brahman. Also He says -

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

18.65 What is enjoined in Vedanta texts such as I know the Great Person of the radiance of the sun, who is beyond this Prakrti. Knowing Him thus, one becomes here immortal; there is no path for immortality (Sve. U., 3.8); what is designated by words such as knowledge (Vedanta), meditation (Dhyana) and worship (Upasana); what is of the form of direct perception (Darsana) having the character of continuous succession of memory of a surpassingly loving nature to the worshipped - it is this that is enjoined herein by the words Focus your mind on Me, Be My devotee. It means, be one to whom I am incomparably dear. Since I am the object of superabundant love, meditate on Me, i.e., practise the succession of memory of unsurpassed love of Me. Such is the meaning. Be My worshipper (yaji). Here also the expression, Be My devotee is applicable. Yajna is worship. Worship Me as one exceedingly dear to you. Worship (Aradhana) is complete subservience to the Lord. Prostrate before Me. Prostration means bowing down. The meaning is: Bow down humbly before Me with great love. Renouncing thus all ego-centredness, you shall come to Me. I make this solemn promise to you. Do not take it as a mere flattery. For you are dear to Me. It has been already stated, For I am inexpressibly dear to the man of knowledge and dear is he to Me (7.17). He in whom there is surpassing love for Me, I hold him also as surpassingly dear to Me. Conseently, not being able to bear separation from him, I myself will enable him to attain Me. It is this truth alone that has been solemnly declared to you in the expression that you shall come to Me alone.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 18.65

Manmanaa bhava madbhakto madyaajee maam namaskuru; Maamevaishyasi satyam te pratijaane priyo’si me.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 18.65

mat-manāḥ—thinking of me; bhava—be; mat-bhaktaḥ—my devotee; mat-yājī—worship me; mām—to me; namaskuru—offer obeisance; mām—to me; eva—certainly; eṣhyasi—you will come; satyam—truly; te—to you; pratijāne—I promise; priyaḥ—dear; asi—you are; me—to me