Blaze Of Glory

That one I love who is incapable of ill will, who is friendly and compassionate. Living beyond the reach of I and mine and of pleasure and pain, patient, contented, self-controlled, firm in faith, with all his heart and all his mind given to Me – with such a one I am in love.

Not agitating the world or by it agitated, he stands above the sway of elation, competition and fear: he is my beloved.

He is detached, pure, efficient, impartial, never anxious, selfless in all his undertakings; he is My devotee, very dear to Me.

He is dear to Me who runs not after the pleasant or away from the painful, grieves not, lusts not, but let things come and go as they happen.

That devotee who looks upon friend and foe with equal regard, who is not buoyed up by praise nor cast down by blame, alike in heat and cold, pleasure and pain, free from selfish attachments, the same in honour and dishonour, quiet, ever full, in harmony everywhere, firm in faith – such a one is dear to Me.

Those who meditate upon this immortal dharma as I have declared it, full of faith and seeking Me as life’s supreme goal, are truly My devotees, and My love for them is very great.   ~The Bhagavad Gita