Bhagavad-Gita Quotes on Mind (42 Quotes)


    He is not elevated by good fortune or depressed by bad. His mind is established in God, and he is free from delusion.

    Arguna Of those steadfast devotees who love you and those who seek you as the eternal formless Reality, who are the more established in yoga Krishna Those who set their hearts on me and worship me with unfailing devotion and faith are more established in yoga. As for those who seek the transcendental Reality, without name, without form, contemplating the Unmanifested, beyond the reach of thought and of feeling, with their senses subdued and mind serene and striving for the good of all beings, they too will verily come unto me. Yet hazardous and slow is the path to the Unrevealed, difficult for physical man to tread. But they for whom I am the supreme goal, who do all work renouncing self for me and meditate on me with single-hearted devotion, these I will swiftly rescue from the fragment's cycle of birth and death, for their consciousness has entered into me.

    Arjuna said O Krishna, You have said that yoga of meditation is characterized by the equanimity (of mind), but, due to restlessness of mind I do not perceive the steady state of mind.

    One who has control over the mind is tranquil in heat and cold, in pleasure and pain, and in honor and dishonor and is ever steadfast with the Supreme Self.

    The resolute determination of Self-realization is not formed in the minds of those who are attached to pleasure and power and whose discernment is obscured by such ritualistic activities.


    Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear and anger, the sage is forever free.

    By contemplating on Me with an unwavering mind, disciplined by the practice of meditation, one attains the Supreme divine spirit, O Arjuna.

    Serenity, simplicity, gravity, self-control and purity of thought are the austerities of the mind.

    The mind is restless, turbulent, obstinate, and very strong. To subdue it is more difficult than controlling the wind, but it is possible by constant practice and attachment. He who strives by right means is assured of success.

    Endowed with purified intellect, subduing the mind with resolve, turning away from sound and other objects of the senses, giving up likes and dislikes.

    Living in solitude, eating lightly, controlling the thought, word, and deed ever absorbed in yoga of meditation, and taking refuge in detachment.

    That one I love who is incapable of ill will, and returns love for hatred. Living beyond the reach of I and mind, and of pain and pleasure, full of mercy, contented, self-controlled, with all his heart and all his mind given to Me with such a one I am in love.

    Little by little, through patience and repeated effort, the mind will become stilled in the Self.

    One who does not hate any creature, who is friendly and compassionate, free from (the notion of) I'' and my'', even-minded in pain and pleasure, forgiving and The yogi who is ever content, who has subdued the mind, whose resolve is firm, whose mind and intellect are engaged in dwelling upon Me such a devotee is dear to Me.

    When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.

    With serene and fearless mind practicing celibacy having the mind under control and thinking of Me let the yogi sit and have Me as the supreme goal.

    Humility, modesty, nonviolence, forbearance, honesty, service to guru, purity (of thought, word, and deed), steadfastness, self-control and Aversion towards sense objects, absence of ego, constant reflection on the agony and suffering inherent in birth, old age, disease, and death.

    A Karma-yogi whose mind is pure, whose mind and senses are under control, and who sees one and the same Self in all beings, is not bound (by Karma) though engaged in work.

    Those who are devoid of attachment, whose mind is fixed in knowledge, all deeds of such liberated persons dissolves away.

    For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends But for one who has failed to do so, his mind will be the greatest enemy.

    'I got this today,' they say 'tomorrow I shall get that. This wealth is mine, and that will be mine too. I have destroyed my enemies. I shall destroy others too Am I not like God I enjoy what I want. I am successful. I am powerful. I am happy. I am rich and well-born. Who is equal to me I will perform sacrifices and give gifts, and rejoice in my own generosity.' This is how they go on, deluded by ignorance. Bound by their greed and entangled in a web of delusion, whirled about by a fragmented mind, they fall into a dark hell. Self-important, obstinate, swept away by the pride of wealth, they ostentatiously perform sacrifices without any regard for their purpose. Egotistical, violent, arrogant, lustful, angry, envious of everyone, they abuse my presence within their own bodies and in the bodies of others.

    Wherever the mind wanders, restless and diffuse in its search for satisfaction without, lead it within train it to rest in the Self.

    Supreme bliss comes to a Self-realized yogi whose mind is tranquil, whose desires are under control, and who is free from sin.

    Discrimination, knowledge, non-delusion, forgiveness, truthfulness, control over the mind and senses, pleasure, pain, birth, death, fear, fearlessness .

    Restless senses, O Arjuna, forcibly carry away the mind of even a wise person striving for perfection.

    You should perform your duty with apathetic frame of mind with a view to guide people and for the universal welfare.

    Sitting and concentrating the mind on a single object, controlling the thoughts and the activities of the senses, let the yogi practice meditation for self-purification.

    The mind, intellect, ego, ether, air, fire, water, and earth are the eightfold transformation of My nature.

    Yoga is difficult for the one whose mind is not subdued.

    Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego-all together these eight contitute my separted material energies


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