(O grace of My Master), you are known to be pure and generous and ever ready to give joy to your disciple. Glory to you. The fainting fit, which results from the bite of a snake in the form of sense-objects, does not abate without your help. If the waves of your kindness come in floods, which will suffer from the pangs of misery or worldly sorrow? O mother, it is through you that the disciple enjoys the bliss resulting from yoga, and his strong desire to become one with the Absolute is also satisfied by you. You keep him on the lap of the Serpent-Power of the Muladhara and placing him in the cradle of the region of the heart, you swing the cradle (1-5). You wave the light of self-knowledge before him. Provide him with toys of self-restraint and breath-control and adorn him with child's bliss. You give him nectar to drink from the seventeenth phase of the moon and singing a lullaby of the unstuck sound (Anahata), you lull him to sleep after acquainting him with the bliss flowing from samadhi You are the mother of the seekers, and all lores spring from your feet. Therefore, I shall never leave your cool shelter. O grace of my master, one to whom you show mercy becomes the founder of all lores. Therefore, O magnanimous mothers, who are the wish yielding tree to your devotees, give me leave to unfold this literary work (6-10). Oh mother; pray help me to create oceans of the nine sentiments, mines of figures of speech and cliffs of imports of the Gita. Let me open up in the land of the mother-tongue mines of gold and cultivate rows of creepers in the form of thoughts. Let there is laid out always-dense orchards of topics of knowledge laden with the fruits of discussions. Let the dens of atheists and the crooked ways of wranglers be destroyed and the beasts of prey in the form of evil thinkers be driven away. Endow me with the capacity to sing the praise of Lord Krishna and secure for the hearers the kingdom of bliss by hearing it (11-15). Let there is abundance of divine. Knowledge in the city of Marathi language and let the world have dealings only in the bliss of knowledge. O mother, if you will take me under the wing of your love, I will launch this literary work, Hearing this entreaty of the disciple, the Guru gave him a gracious glance and said, "Now start your discourse on the Gita without any further talk". Jnanadeva said, "Very well, this is indeed a great favour from you. I am highly pleased and shall continue the discourse. Please lend me your ears."
Those who hear this talk of yoga, which is sweet like a shower of nectar and accords with duty and turn it into self-experience (226-230), develop an expanding faith and respect for yoga and practice it, after holding it securely in their heart. If they have attained a state of mind as described by me, they realise its fruit as from the best seed sown in a fertile field. But only those who bear loving devotion towards me and regard me as their all-in-all and as their ultimate goal, are my true devotees and yogis and it is for them that I feel a strong longing. Those who are fond of hearing tales of devotion, are the holy waters, the sacred places and the holy ones (231-235). I meditate on them, they are the objects of my worship, and I hold none else as superior to them. I am extremely fond of them, who are our treasure and I find great satisfaction in meeting them. But, O Arjuna, I esteem those who take delight in recounting the tales of devotees as great gods.
Thus spoke Mukunda, the primal seed of the universe, the giver of joy to his devotees, said Sanjaya to Dhritarashtra. He added: O King, the Lord of Vaikuntha who is pure and perfect, merciful to the people, protector of those who have surrendered to him and are At for such surrender (236-240), whose constant sport is to render help to gods, to cherish and protect the worlds and those who have submitted to him, who is famous as the saviour of religion, who is the same to all because of his boundless generosity, who although powerful, became the bondman of Bali, who is compassionate to his devotees and frank with those who love him, who is the bridge which goes starlight to the Truth, and the very treasure-house of arts, is speaking and lucky Arjuna is listening. Now I shall continue the tale, which Lord Krishna will recount to Arjuna, so said Sanjaya to Dhritarashtra (241-245). Jnanadeva says, listen to the same story, which will be translated in Marathi. I have been taught by my Guru Nivrittinatha to render this service to you (246-247).