[Adhyaya IX-Sloka 22.
Adhyaya X-Slokas 9-11, Adhyaya XII-Slokas 5-7. Adhyaya XIV-Sloka26.
Adhyaya XVIII-Slokas 62, 64-66.]
THE Gita recognizes the
difficulty of worship in terms of the Impersonal and Absolute. The
aspirant is, therefore, advised practice contemplation of God in His
personal aspect as loving Ruler of the universe. Even keeping Him in
mind, let us engage ourselves in all activities, and dedicate all our
work to God as service and worship done unto Him.
Ultimately it is His
Grace alone that can save us, by giving us power of self-control,
knowledge and Peace, and protecting us from temptation, doubt,
weakness and confusion. This aspect of Hindu faith is known as the
Bhakti path of Salvation.
It is, however, not an
alternative to, but a complement of, the practice of an Unselfish and
detached attitude in the performance of the duties that fall to one's
lot. There is no question as to which is the more important of the
two, the seeking of Grace or the performance of duty. Either may be
considered as the primary and the other as the complementary part of
the Gita teaching.