To the illumined man or woman, a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same.
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.
Knowing that, O Arjuna, you shall not again get deluded like this. By this knowledge you shall behold the entire creation in your own SelfLord, or in Brahman.
The Lord does not take the responsibility for good or evil deeds of anybody.
That gift which is given out of duty, at the proper time and place, to a worthy person, and without expectation of return, is considered to be charity in the mode of goodness.
I am the all-devouring death, and also the origin of future beings.
A disciplined person, enjoying sense objects with senses that are under control and free from likes and dislikes, attains tranquillity.
For he who has no tranquility there is no concentration.
Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer as oblation to the sacred fire, whatever charity you give, whatever austerity you perform, do all that as an offering unto Me.
Learn from Me briefly, O Arjuna, how one who has attained such perfection realizes Brahman, the supreme state of knowledge.
One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men.
The sun does not illumine there, nor the moon, nor the fire. That is My supreme abode. Having reached there they do not come back.
And when immorality prevails, O Krishna, the women of the family become corrupted when women are corrupted, social problems arise.
By this attitude of complete renunciation you shall be freed from the bondage, good and bad, of Karma. You shall be liberated, and come to Me.
One who abandons all desires and becomes free from longing and the feeling of 'I' and 'my' attains peace.
Divine qualities lead to nirvana, the demonic qualities are said to be for bondage. Do not grieve, O Arjuna, you are born with divine qualities.
Those who long for success in their work here on the earth worship the demigods.
Among the feminine nouns I am fame, prosperity, speech, memory, intellect, resolve, and forgiveness.
(Attachement to the fruits of action) binds a person to continual rebirth.
Arrogance, pride, anger, conceit, harshness and ignorance - these qualities belong to those of demonic nature.
He who wherever he goes is attached to no person and to no place by ties of flesh who accepts good and evil alike, neither welcoming the one nor shrinking from the other - take it that such a one has attained perfection.
The light of all lights, He is said to be beyond darkness.
Having abandoned attachment to the fruits of work, ever content, and dependent on no one but God though engaged in activity, one does nothing at all.
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.
Always perform your duty efficiently and without attachment to the results, because by doing work without attachment one attains the Supreme.
There is no one hateful or dear to Me. But, those who worship Me with devotion, they are with Me and I am also with them.
By contemplating on Me with an unwavering mind, disciplined by the practice of meditation, one attains the Supreme divine spirit, O Arjuna.
They are forever free who renounce all selfish desires and break away from the ego-cage of 'I', 'me', and 'mine' to be united with the Lord. This is the supreme state. Attain to this, and pass from death to immortality.
Let the yogi seated in solitude and alone having mind and senses under control and free from desires and attachments for possessions, try constantly to contemplate on the Supreme Self.
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