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Unformatted text preview: 86 Identity in Caste and Territorial Societies Whatever you do — what you take, what you offer, what you give, what penances you perform — do as an offering to me, Arjuna! You will be freed from the bonds of action, from the fruit of fortune and misfortune; armed with the discipline of renunciation, your self liberated, you will join me. I am impartial to all creatures, - and mteful or dear to me; 7? but men evoted to me are in me, ":3 and I am within them. —.< N If he is devoted solely to me, even a violent criminal must be deemed a man of virtue, for his resolve is right. His spirit quickens to sacred duty, and he finds eternal peace; Arjuna, know that no one devoted to me is lost. If they rely on me, Arjuna, women, commoners, men of low rank, even men born in the womb of evil, reach the highest way. How easy it is then for holy priests and devoted royal sages — in this transient world of sorrow, devote yourself to me! Weep me in your mind and devotion, sacrifice to me, how to me, discipline yourself toward me, and you will reach me! ...
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