Bhagavad-Gita Quotes on Yoga (13 Quotes)


    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.

    Wherever is Krishna, the lord of yoga and wherever is Arjuna, the archer there will be everlasting prosperity, victory, happiness, and morality. This is my conviction.

    A person is said to have achieved yoga, the union with the Self, when the perfectly disciplined mind gets freedom from all desires, and becomes absorbed in the Self alone.

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

    Some perceive God in the heart by the intellect through meditation others by the yoga of knowledge and others by the yoga of work (or Karma-yoga).


    Whatever you do, make it an offering to me the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering. In this way you will be freed from the bondage of karma, and from its results both pleasant and painful. Then, firm in renunciation and yoga, with your heart free, you will come to me.

    Knowing these two paths, O Arjuna, a yogi is not bewildered at all. Therefore, O Arjuna, be steadfast in yoga (of meditation) at all times.

    This yoga should be practiced with firm determination and perseverance, without any mental reservation or doubts.

    The state of severance of union with sorrow is known by the name of yoga.

    Some offer their wealth, their austerity, and their practice of yoga as sacrifice, while the ascetics with strict vows offer their study of scriptures and knowledge as sacrifice.

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

    In My opinion, yoga is difficult for the one whose mind is not subdued. However, yoga is attainable by the person of subdued mind by striving through proper means.

    Wherever there is Krishna, the lord of yoga, and Arjuna, the archer, I think, there will surely be, victory, welfare and morality.


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