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Famous Bhagavad-Gita Quotes

Listed in: Inspirational Quotes

On Death:

Death is as sure for that which is born, As birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.

For that which is born death is certain, and for the dead birth is certain. Therefore grieve not over that which is unavoidable.

Because, death is certain for the one who is born, and birth is certain for the one who dies. Therefore, you should not lament over the inevitable.

On Knowledge:

… knowledge is hidden by selfish desire hidden by this unquenchable fire for self-satisfaction.

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice (of religious ritual). Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results (of one’s actions), because there follows immediate peace.

Steadfastness in knowledge of the Supreme Spirit, and the perception of the omnipresent God as the object of true knowledge is called knowledge what is contrary to this is ignorance.

Knowledge is better than mere ritualistic practice, meditation is better than mere knowledge, renunciation of the fruit of work is better than meditation, peace immediately follows the renunciation of (the attachment to) the fruit of work.