Bhagavad-Gita Quotes

 

"The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion." ~ Herman Hesse

 

Action.  Action is greater than inaction. Perform therefore thy task in life. Even the life of the body could not be if there were no action.

Altruism.  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.

Beliefs. Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.

Detachment. Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.

Disarray.  The disunited mind is far from wise; how can it meditate? How be at peace? When you know no peace, how can you know joy?

Doubts.  Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.

Failure.  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.

Freedom. Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear and anger, the sage is forever free.

Feelings. 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.

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

Honor.  For one who has been honored, dishonor is worse than death.

Infinity.  Offer unto me that which is very dear to thee which thou holdest most covetable. Infinite are the results of such an offering.

Love. Still your mind in me, still yourself in me, and without a doubt you shall be united with me, Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart.

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

 

Purity.  No work stains a man who is pure, who is in harmony, who is master of his life, whose soul is one with the soul of all.

Restlessness.  The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.

Sage.  When the sage climbs the heights of Yoga, he follows the path of work; but when he reaches the heights of Yoga, he is in the land of peace.

Satisfaction. 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.

Self-Mastery.  Those who have conquered themselves...live in peace, alike in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, praise and blame...To such people a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same...Because they are impartial, they rise to great heights.

Senses. The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant: a man should not be ruled by them; they are obstacles in his path.

Worshiping. I look upon all creatures equally; none are less dear to me and none more dear. But those who worship me with love live in me, and I come to life in them.