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

While concluding the previous chapter, Shree Krishna stated that the best yogis are those who exclusively focus on God and serve Him with great dedication. This gives rise to a few questions, such as, how can one get to know the Supreme Lord? How should a devotee worship Him and meditate upon Him?

Even though Arjun had not asked these questions, yet the Omniscient Lord with His kindness began to answer. Here, Shree Krishna has used the terms mad-āśhrayaḥ, meaning “with your mind focused on Me” and śhṛiṇu which means “listen.” He is asking Arjun to listen to Him attentively.