Bhagavad-Gita Quotes (355 Quotes)

    ... Those who are motivated only by desire for the fruits of action are miserable, for they are constantly anxious about the results of what they do.

    By devotion one truly understand what and who I am in essence. Having known Me in essence, one immediately merges into Me.

    Little by little, through patience and repeated effort, the mind will become stilled in the Self.

    My illusion is dispelled by Your profound words, that You spoke out of compassion towards me, about the supreme secret of the Self.

    One who does not hate any creature, who is friendly and compassionate, free from (the notion of) I'' and my'', even-minded in pain and pleasure, forgiving and The yogi who is ever content, who has subdued the mind, whose resolve is firm, whose mind and intellect are engaged in dwelling upon Me such a devotee is dear to Me.

    But those who worship me with love live in me, and I come to life in them.

    The one who does not help to keep the wheel of creation in motion by sacrificial duty, and who rejoices in sense pleasures, that sinful person lives in vain.

    When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.

    With serene and fearless mind practicing celibacy having the mind under control and thinking of Me let the yogi sit and have Me as the supreme goal.

    Persons of virtuous deeds, whose deed has come to an end, become free from the delusion of dualities and worship Me with firm resolve.

    Humility, modesty, nonviolence, forbearance, honesty, service to guru, purity (of thought, word, and deed), steadfastness, self-control and Aversion towards sense objects, absence of ego, constant reflection on the agony and suffering inherent in birth, old age, disease, and death.

    O Krishna, I have heard from You in detail about the origin and dissolution of beings, and Your imperishable glory.

    They, whose mind and intellect are absorbed in the Self, who remain firmly attached with the Self, who have Self as their supreme goal, whose sins have been destroyed by the knowledge, do not take birth again.

    Karma does not bind one who has renounced work (by renouncing the fruits of work) through Karma-yoga whose doubt is completely destroyed by knowledge and who is Self-realized, O Arjuna.

    This being the case the ignorant person who considers oneself as the sole agent due to imperfect understanding does not understand.

    Those who are envious and mischievous, who are the lowest among men, are cast by me into the ocean of material existence, into various demoniac species of life.

    When thy reason has crossed the entanglements of illusion, then shalt thou become indifferent both to the philosophies thou hast heard and to those thou mayest yet hear.

    The knowledge sacrifice is superior to any material sacrifice.

    A Karma-yogi whose mind is pure, whose mind and senses are under control, and who sees one and the same Self in all beings, is not bound (by Karma) though engaged in work.

    Some, however, do not understand Brahman, but having heard (of it) from others, take to worship. They also transcend death by their firm faith to what they have heard.

    What is the need for this detailed knowledge, O Arjuna I continually support the entire universe by a small fraction of My energy.

    Hear again My supreme word, the most secret of all. You are very dear to Me, therefore, I shall tell this for your benefit.

    O Arjuna, now behold the entire creation animate, inanimate, and whatever else you like to see all at one place in My body.

    Having enjoyed the wide world of heavenly sense pleasures they return to the mortal world upon exhaustion of their good Karma.

    Conquer your enemies and enjoy a prosperous kingdom. All these warriors have already been destroyed by Me. You are only an instrument, O Arjuna.

    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).

    Ignorance, the product of darkness, stupefies the senses in all embodied beings, binding them by the chains of folly, indolence and lethargy.

    When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.

    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.

    As moths rush with great speed into the blazing flame for destruction, similarly all these people are rapidly rushing into Your mouths for destruction.

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