Bhagavad-Gita Quotes (355 Quotes)

    Let the scripture be your authority in determining what should be done and what should not be done. You should perform your duty following the scriptural injunction.

    Know that which pervades the entire body is indestructible. No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul.

    There are two ways of passing from this world - one in light and one in darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back But when one passes in darkness, he returns.

    All actions in their entirety culminate in knowledge.

    Alas We are ready to commit a great sin by striving to slay our kinsmen because of greed for the pleasures of the kingdom.

    As many torrents of the rivers rush toward the ocean, similarly, those warriors of the mortal world are entering Your blazing mouths.

    After taking such a birth, O Arjuna, one regains the knowledge acquired in the previous life, and strives again to achieve perfection.

    The one who remains the same towards friend or foe, in honor or disgrace, in heat or cold, in pleasure or pain who is free from attachment is dear to me.

    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 your intellect will completely pierce the veil of delusion, then you will become indifferent to what has been heard and what is to be heard from the scriptures.

    You are infinite valor and the boundless might. You pervade everything, and therefore You are everywhere and in everything.

    Practice to look upon all creatures as Myself in thought, word, and deed and mentally bow down to them.

    There are two entities in this world the perishable and the imperishable. The bodies of all beings are perishable, and the soul is imperishable.

    As person abandons worn-out clothes and acquires new ones, so when the body is worn out a new one is acquired by the Self, who lives within.

    As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.

    A person whose mind is unattached to sensual pleasures, who discovers the joy of the Self, and whose mind is in union with Brahman through meditation, enjoys eternal bliss.

    The gates of hell are three lust, wrath and avarice. They destroy the self. Avoid them.

    By always keeping the mind fixed on the Self, the yogi whose mind is subdued attains peace of the Supreme nirvana by uniting with Me.

    Death in carrying out one's natural work is useful.

    I desire neither victory nor pleasure nor kingdom, O Krishna. What is the use of the kingdom, or enjoyment, or even life, O Krishna

    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.

    With whatever motive people worship Me, I reward them or fulfill their desires accordingly.

    Thus I heard this wonderful dialogue between Lord Krishna and Mahatma Arjuna, causing my hair to stand on end.

    The body is mortal, but the person dwelling in the body is immortal and immeasurable.

    After many births the wise ones resort (or surrender) to Me by realizing that everything is (a manifestation of) Brahman indeed. Such a great soul is very rare.

    The one who rejoices in the Self only, who is satisfied with the Self, who is content in the Self alone, for such a Self-realized person there is no duty.

    Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both its origin and dissolution. There is no true superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.

    He who considers this Self as a slayer or he who thinks that this Self is slain, neither of these knows the Truth. For it does not slay, nor is it slain.

    Bear with me as a father to his son, as a friend to a friend, and as a husband to his wife, O Lord.

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