Arising each day
with an infirm and unstable
realization of Me,
the dualistic faith of a dualistic mind
diminishes the Transcendental Life-Force
of many living souls who are desirous
of Me nonetheless.
Approaching Me with hatred and contempt
in the form of faithlessness,
those who want Me without truly wanting Me
are as if dead to the Greater Reality within Themselves.
Begging for all sorts of displays of wonderful feats,
My Superior Energies are laid to waste
on living souls who have no real appreciation
for Me and My Strongly Faith-Driven Devotees.
Carefully receive this discourse on mixed
devotional service, o Arjuna,
and you shall be freed from the mistakes of the past.
Wanting to obtain the powers of a Siddha
and the love of My World,
yogis who go against My Supreme Directions
chase after that which is of little value
to the Soul within their Souls.
Glamorized and covered over by the fortune
and honor that is easily given
to the well-known deceivers of civilized society,
lifetimes are spent
in utter obscurity and in mining their hearts for fools gold.
Uttering praises to My Saintly Devotees,
those who gloriously show off
their skills and expertise
in interpreting My Scriptures
sacrifice their false egos for their false egos.
Only giving their faith
when giving faith is seen as charitable
the faithless worship Me with crooked intentions.
Rectifying their past misdeeds
through publicly performing
that aims to please their sense of entitlement,
no lasting progress shall be made
for everything is done out of envy of My Spiritual Nature.
Cooled off by the warming influences of My Mind,
atheistic tendencies are dissolved
into an Ocean of Bliss
and the weakness that is brought about
by individual pride is exchanged
for something that is much Higher
than any of the cash prizes of this World.
Flying with the Impenetrable Wings of Faith,
My Devotees are as if devoid
of all good and bad qualities.
Duality has no reign in their Hearts,
for I Am Fully Within
that Most Sacred of Spaces.
Having no other shelter but My Lotus Feet,
all that which is of a disturbing tendency
is automatically turned into something Memorable To Me.
Receiving a Dose of Transcendental Medicine
in the Form of Devotion,
the Selfless Return into My Selfless Consciousness.
Always ready for the Next Advancement in God-Realization,
Arjuna prostrates before the Powerful Presence of Faith
that Is Bhagavan Sri Krishna.