Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 7, Verse 1

श्रीभगवानुवाच |
मय्यासक्तमना: पार्थ योगं युञ्जन्मदाश्रय: |
असंशयं समग्रं मां यथा ज्ञास्यसि तच्छृणु || 1||

śhrī bhagavān uvācha
mayyāsakta-manāḥ pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśhrayaḥ
asanśhayaṁ samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tach chhṛiṇu

śhrī-bhagavān uvāchathe Supreme Lord said; mayito me; āsakta-manāḥwith the mind attached; pārthaArjun, the son of Pritha; yogambhakti yog; yuñjanpracticing; mat-āśhrayaḥsurrendering to me; asanśhayamfree from doubt; samagramcompletely; māmme; yathāhow; jñāsyasiyou shall know; tatthat; śhṛiṇulisten

Translation

BG 7.1: The Supreme Lord said: Now listen, O Arjun, how, with the mind attached exclusively to me, and surrendering to me through the practice of bhakti yog, you can know me completely, free from doubt.

Commentary

At the conclusion of chapter six, Shree Krishna had declared that those who devotedly serve him, with mind focused exclusively on him, are the best amongst all yogis. This statement can lead to some natural questions: What is the way to know the Supreme Lord? How should one meditate upon him? How should a devotee worship God? Although Arjun did not raise these questions, yet, out of his compassion, the Lord presupposes them, and begins to answer them. He uses the word śhṛiṇu, meaning “listen,” and qualifies it with mad-āśhrayaḥ, meaning “with your mind focused on me.”