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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 68

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 18 श्लोक 68

य इमं परमं गुह्यं मद्भक्तेष्वभिधास्यति।
भक्ितं मयि परां कृत्वा मामेवैष्यत्यसंशयः।।18.68।।

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

18.68 He who with supreme devotion to Me will teach this supreme secret to My devotees, shall doubtlessly come to Me.

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

18.68 Yah, he who; abhi-dhasyati, will speak of, i.e., will present with the help of the text and its meaning, as I have done to you; imam, this; paramam, highest-that which has Liberation as its purpose; guhyam, secret, as spoken of above-(i.e.) the text in the form of a conversation between Kesava and Arjuna; madbhaktesu, to My devotees-. How will present? This is being stated: Krtva, entertaining; param, supreme; bhaktim, devotion; mayi, to Me, i.e., entertainting an idea thus-A service is being rendered by me to the Lord who is the supreme Teacher-. Tho him comes this result: esyati, he will reach; mam, Me; eva, alone. He is certainly freed. No doubt should be entertained in this regard. By the repetition of (the word) bhakti (devotion) [In the word madbhaktesu.], it is understood that one becomes fit for being taught (this) Scripture by virtue of devotion alone to Him. Besides,

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 18.68

Ya imam paramam guhyam madbhakteshvabhidhaasyati; Bhaktim mayi paraam kritwaa maamevaishyatyasamshayah.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 18.68

yaḥ—who; idam—this; paramam—most; guhyam—confidential knowledge; mat-bhakteṣhu—amongst my devotees; abhidhāsyati—teaches; bhaktim—greatest act of love; mayi—to me; parām—transcendental; kṛitvā—doing; mām—to me; eva—certainly; eṣhyati—comes; asanśhayaḥ—without doubt