Bhagavad-Gita Quotes (355 Quotes)

    The pleasure one enjoys from spiritual practice results in cessation of sorrow.

    Serenity, simplicity, gravity, self-control and purity of thought are the austerities of the mind.

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

    Seeing Your mouths, with fearful teeth, glowing like fires of cosmic dissolution, I lose my sense of direction and find no comfort. Have mercy on me O Lord of gods, refuge of the universe.

    The mind is restless, turbulent, obstinate, and very strong. To subdue it is more difficult than controlling the wind, but it is possible by constant practice and attachment. He who strives by right means is assured of success.

    They, whose wisdom has been carried away by various desires impelled by their own deeds, resort to other gods and practice various religious rites.

    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.

    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 soul who meditates on the self is content to serve the self and rests satisfied within the self there remains nothing more for him to accomplish.

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

    The evil doers, the ignorant, the lowest persons who are attached to demonic nature, and whose intellect has been taken away by Maya do not worship or seek Me.

    Those who strive for freedom from (the cycles of birth) old age and death by taking refuge in Me know Brahman, the individual self, and Karma in its entirety.

    Arjuna saw the entire universe, divided in many ways, but standing as all in One and One in all in the body of Krishna, the God of gods.

    When your mind becomes fixed on Me, you shall overcome all difficulties by My grace. But, if you do not listen to Me due to ego, you shall perish.

    I believe You are the imperishable, the Supreme to be realized. You are the ultimate resort of the universe.

    The true understanding of both the creator and the creation is considered by Me to be the transcendental or metaphysical knowledge.

    When there is an increase in the mode of ignorance, madness, illusion, inertia and darkness are manifested.

    I give heat, I send as well as withhold the rain, I am immortality as well as death.

    I am the origin of all. Everything emanates from Me. Understanding this, the wise ones worship Me with love and devotion.

    Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart - a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water - I accept with joy.

    We are born into the world of nature our second birth is into the world of spirit.

    For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead Therefore over the inevitable Bhagavad-gita Thou shouldst not grieve.

    In Karma-yoga no effort is ever lost, and there is no harm. Even a little practice of this discipline protects one from great fear of birth and death.

    Scarcely one out of thousands of persons strives for perfection of Self-realization.

    This pleasure, appears as poison in the beginning but is like nectar in the end, comes by the grace of Self-knowledge.

    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.

    Valor, glory, firmness, skill, generosity, steadiness in battle and ability to rule - these constitute the duty of a soldier. They flow from his own nature.

    That one I love who is incapable of ill will, and returns love for hatred. Living beyond the reach of I and mind, and of pain and pleasure, full of mercy, contented, self-controlled, with all his heart and all his mind given to Me with such a one I am in love.

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