Namaskaar. We move forward to Verses #17,18 and 19 to complete the whole list of Qualities of a Bhakta Wise Devotee. The Lord enumerates them and Pujya Swami Chinmayananda explains them beautifully in his lucid commentary :
ADDING A FEW STROKES, KRISHNA PAINTS THE PICTURE INTO A MORE REALISTIC VIVIDNESS:
यो न हृष्यति न द्वेष्टि न शोचति न काङ्क्षति ।
शुभाशुभपरित्यागी भक्तिमान्यः स मे प्रियः ॥ १२-१७॥
He who neither rejoices, nor hates, nor grieves,
nor desires, renouncing good and evil, full of
devotion, is dear to Me 12.17
A perfect devotee is one who has lifted himself from the world of his mind-intellect and has awakened to his inner Spiritual Nature. As such, the ordinary experiences of joy and sorrow, of pain and pleasure, which generally give the restlessness of life do not affect him.
HE WHO NEITHER REJOICES — ‘Rejoicing’ is the feeling of satisfaction and fulfilment that comes to us on attaining a desired object, which is extremely desirable, and extremely difficult to realise.