The great souls take shelter in my divine nature and revere me single-mindedly, knowing me as the eternal source of existences O’ Parth! (Thus, they act selflessly for the common good and humankind)
Always glorifying Me in orison, firmly vowed in dedicating works to Me, submitting unto Me, My devotees in Bhakti Yog, worship me regularly.
In Bhaktiyog, (faith) who so ever presents me with devotion leaves, flowers, fruits etc, I accept it thinking as gifts in devotion as I know these souls are in the path of self-purification.
Four types of my people venerate me: Sukrutinas (Benefactors), distressed, inquisitive, significance seekers and the erudite, Hey Arjun!
Four types of worshippers or benefactors are defined above.
When people are in distress, they remember God.
Inquisitives, who wish to discover and know about him.
Purusharthi, seeking significance of their life, looking for the purpose of life.
Knowledgeable, who understand the Cosmic Brahm and its laws.
Bhaktiyog is the first stepping ladder. Many remember God only in distress. Only hoping and remembering Gog is not sufficient. Thereafter, people become inquisitive to actions i.e. Karmayoga. With Actions great accomplishments are realized and thus, significance of life is sought, i.e. Artharthi. One may relate it to Gyan Yog. Having gone to a knowledgeable state one delves into researching new knowledge by deep meditations and thus, become true erudite. As they meditate to focus and contemplate, they elevate self to Dhyan-yog via Sankhya-yog or Gyan-yog (by adjoining to the process of knowledge development).
Of those, the one steadfast in worshipping Me with love (i.e. about Brahm), I give them the power of Buddhi Yog (the intellect, wisdom and conscience) to reach unto me (understand him).
Those having faith in God try to understand more about Him, eventually they become Sankhya Yogi. The rise from a Bhakti Yogi to Sankhyayogi is through enquiry and logical or scientific studies. This is why Shloke 5.4-5.5 states that Sankhyayog is different from other Yog.
These Dushkritinas (evil doers) do not cede unto me – stupid, mean and abysmal, ignorant whose knowledge is confiscated (beguiled and indoctrinated by the illusions around) and Devilish under illusions.
Four types of people are evildoers and do not revere God:
Stupid or fools
Abysmal and mean, highly selfish
Ignorant whose knowledge is stolen by illusions in the world
Demonic who propagate knowledge not conducive to humankind
People are beguiled and indoctrinated about things in this illusive world. Stupid, mean, ignorant and demonic have tendencies to disrespect Gods in their deeds. Most consider trifle adharma is smart way of life, and they do not even think how Dharma is associated to their life directly or indirectly. A young boy driving rash on street is questioned by an elderly man who felt uncomfortable. The young boy disrespectfully beats him. In time, such attitudes intensify in such society, and when the young became old, story repeats with him. But this time the old is not only beaten but even killed. Similarly, rash driving, fooling others, cheating customers by lying to meet sales targets, crossing traffic lights, parking on roads, going late to office and leaving early in a government job, troubling customers in civil authorities, to show how powerful one is, not doing duties honestly, desiring extra-income through bribes and misconducts, favouring political parties out of religious or caste affiliations, throwing trash anywhere, being callous to one suffering nearby, jumping queues, neglecting medical duties, and misusing powers and positions, looting or syphoning public funds are all related to Adharma. Such attitudes, should not be justified as ‘smart and practical living’. These back fire in more intensified manner in our own life or to next generations. Think! what society we want to leave for our kids. Self-control is needed by all to ensure harmonious and prospering society