Bhagavad-Gita Quotes (355 Quotes)


    Even those devotees who worship demigods with faith, they too worship Me, but in an improper way.

    I am the letter A'' among the alphabets, among the compound words I am the dual compound, I am the endless time, I am the sustainer of all, and have faces on all sides (or I am omniscient).

    Living creatures are nourished by food, and food is nourished by rain rain itself is the water of life, which comes from selfless worship and service.

    These acts of creation do not bind Me, O Arjuna, because I remain indifferent and unattached to those acts.

    On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.


    One attains the highest perfection by devotion to one's natural work. Listen to Me how one attains perfection while engaged in natural work.

    When one perceives diverse variety of beings resting in One and spreading out from That alone, then one attains Brahman.

    I am the power of rulers, the statesmanship of the seekers of victory.

    Verily there is no purifier in this world like knowledge. One who becomes purified by Karma-yoga discovers this knowledge within (naturally) in course of time. (See also 4.31, and 5.06).

    Therefore, focus your mind on Me alone and let your intellect dwell upon Me through meditation and contemplation. Thereafter you shall certainly come to Me.

    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.

    I am death, the mighty destroyer of the world, out to destroy.

    Acquire this transcendental knowledge by humble reverence, by sincere inquiry, and by service.

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


    Entering the earth I support all beings with My energy becoming the sap-giving moon I nourish all the plants.

    What you do not wish to do out of delusion you shall do even that against your will, bound by your own nature-born Karma, O Arjuna.

    Know that all creatures have evolved from this twofold energy, and Brahman is the origin as well as the dissolution of the entire universe.

    Make every act an offering to me (God) regard me as your only protector. Relying on interior discipline, meditate on me always. Remembering me, you shall overcome all difficulties through my grace. But if you will not heed me in your self-will, nothing will avail you.

    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.

    Even if one is the most sinful of all sinners, yet one shall cross over the ocean of sin by the raft of knowledge alone.

    Know Me to be the eternal seed of all creatures. I am the intelligence of the intelligent, and the brilliance of the brilliant.

    Success in work comes quickly in this human world.

    It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit, than to do that of another, even though efficiently. It is better to die doing one's own duty, for to do the duty of another is fraught with danger.

    Thus the knowledge that is more secret than the secret has been explained to you by Me. After fully reflecting on this, do as you wish.

    Because the calm person, who is not afflicted by these feelings and is steady in pain and pleasure, becomes fit for immortality, O Arjuna.

    With their minds absorbed in Me, with their lives surrendered unto Me, always enlightening each other by talking about Me they remain ever content and delighted.

    This (knowledge) should never be spoken by you to one who is devoid of austerity, who is without devotion, who does not desire to listen, or who speaks ill of Me.

    Then Arjuna, filled with wonder and his hairs standing on end, bowed his head to the Lord and prayed with folded hands.

    I am the strength, that is devoid of lust and attachment, of the strong.


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