Bhagavad-Gita Quotes on Sense & Perception (24 Quotes)


    The one who has faith, and is sincere, and has mastery over the senses, gains this knowledge. Having gained this, one at once attains the supreme 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.

    An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with material senses. Such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them.

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

    One who restrains the senses and organs of action, but whose mind dwells on sense objects, certainly deludes himself and is called a pretender.


    Those who know this truth, whose consciousness is unified, think always, 'I am not the doer' While seeing or hearing, touching or smelling eating, moving about, or sleeping breathing or speaking, letting go or holding on, even opening or closing the eyes, they understand that these are only the movements of the senses among sense objects.

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

    The contacts of the senses with the sense objects give rise to the feelings of heat and cold, and pain and pleasure. They are transitory and impermanent. Therefore, learn to endure them, O Arjuna.

    The one who does not help to keep the wheel of creation in motion by sacrificial duty, and who rejoices in sense pleasures, that sinful person lives in vain.

    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.

    Ignorance, the product of darkness, stupefies the senses in all embodied beings, binding them by the chains of folly, indolence and lethargy.

    When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.

    One feels infinite bliss that is perceivable only through the intellect, and is beyond the reach of the senses. After realizing Brahman, one is never separated from absolute reality.

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

    There is neither Self-knowledge nor Self-perception to those whose senses are not under control. Without Self-perception there is no peace and without peace there can be no happiness.

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

    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.

    Some offer their hearing and other senses as sacrifice in the fires of restraint, others offer sound and other objects of the senses as sacrifice in the fires of the senses.

    Those who are interested in self-realization, in terms of mind and sense control, offer the functions of all the senses, as well as the vital force (breath) , as oblations into the fire of the controlled mind.

    All beings follow their nature. Even the wise act according to their own nature. What, then, is the value of sense restraint

    One who works in devotion, who is a pure soul, And who controls his mind and senses, is dear to everyone, and everyone is dear to him. Though always working, such a man is never entangled.

    When the senses contact sense objects, a person experiences cold or heat, pleasure or pain. These experiences are fleeting they come and go. Bear them patiently.

    The person whose mind is always free from attachment, who has subdued the mind and senses, and who is free from desires, attains the supreme perfection of freedom from Karma through renunciation.

    SAT is used in the sense of reality and goodness. The word 'SAT' is also used for an auspicious act, O Arjuna.


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