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मामेवैष्यसि युक्त्वैवमात्मानं मत्परायण: || 34||
man-manā bhava mad-bhakto mad-yājī māṁ namaskuru
mām evaiṣhyasi yuktvaivam ātmānaṁ mat-parāyaṇaḥ
mat-manāḥ—always think of Me; bhava—be; mat—My; bhaktaḥ—devotee; mat—My; yājī—worshipper; mām—to Me; namaskuru—offer obeisances; mām—to Me; eva—certainly; eṣhyasi—you will come; yuktvā—united with Me; evam—thus; ātmānam—your mind and body; mat-parāyaṇaḥ—having dedicated to Me
Fix your mind on Me, be devoted to Me, sacrifice to Me, bow down to Me. Having thus disciplined yourself, and regarding Me as the Supreme Goal, you will come to Me.
The way to reach Paramatma is clearly stated here. The seeker should converge all his activities towards that one Supreme Goal. He should think of the Lord, be devoted to Him, offer sacrifice to Him, and worship Him with all faith and humility. In word, thought and deed, he should worship the Lord. Generally, the mind wanders in the realm of the sensuous. It should be withdrawn from the world and centred in Atma. This is possible by contemplating the glorious attributes of the Self. Such contemplation develops love and adoration for the Lord. Thus thinking constantly of the blissful and ever-glorious Self, man unites himself with the Supreme. He worships Him with all devotion and humility.
The mind becomes that which it constantly contemplates. This is the law. Having for long contemplated worldly objects, the mind has become the world; if the mind is trained to contemplate Paramatma, it becomes that according to the same law; that is, the union of the individual self with the universal Self. This state is realised by constant contemplation and meditation on the Self, the Lord.
Let the seekers put themselves these questions – On what is their mind resting? Is it on the world or on Paramatma? To what are they devoted? It is to the world or to the Lord? What do they worship? Is it the world of name and form or Paramatma? Where do they live and have their being? It is in the world of the senses or the seat of Atma? The Lord points the way, the only way to peace and bliss.
Question: What is the way to reach the Lord?
Answer: Fill the mind with Him, be devoted to Him, sacrifice unto Him, prostrate before Him. In this way, continuously live and have your being in the Lord.