These verses from the chapter on Bhakti, spoken by Shri Bhagavan, remind me of the story of Abu Ben Adam. An angel appears in his dream one night and shows a long list of people who love god. Abu Ben Adam asks the angel if his name is there and the angel shakes her head to say, "No". Next day, the angel appears again with a short list of names and tells Abu Ben Adam that this is a list of people whom god loves and his name was top on the list!
Sri Krishna tells us what kinds of humans are loved most by God. The list of qualities is short, but arriving to that is a tall order. Adveshta Sarva Bhutanam - the list begins - the one who has no enmity with any creature, the one who does not claim to be the owner of anything and the one who is free from a false ego are dear to me.
Samatwa or equality in the face of all situations is one quality, that shines through - the person who remains the same in distress and happiness, who is forgiving, always contented and exercises control over desires is dear to the Lord.
He should neither disturb others peace nor be disturbed by others, who is free from anger, hatred and fear, and not one who is in search of pleasures is beloved.
A mind that is free of worry, anxiety, which is pure by virtue of its stability and not wanting to do this or that, but just remaining in a state of devotion to the supreme is very dear to the Lord, says Sri Krishna.
One who is alike with the enemy and the friend, neither rejoices nor hates, nor desires nor grieves, who is unattached neither to the auspicious nor the inauspicious, but lives with devotion to the supreme self alone, is very dear to Bhagavan.
The quality of Samata is repeated many a time in this chapter with Shri Krishna talking of the person who is the same with enemy and friend, in ignominy or praise, heat and cold, the silent one who remains balanced through praise and censure, and satisfied with whatever comes of its own accord, whose mind is not domesticated in the world of matter and who follows the path of dharma is very close indeed to where the Lord is.
When these qualities are realised, the mind enters into a state of balance. It remains calm and unruffled like the waters of a crystal clear lake. The mind becomes still totally and becomes a superb medium for the reflection of the supreme consciousness that is God. This state of devotion prepares the individual for being a pure receptacle of the expression of divinity.