Bhagavad Gita Quotes

I am the goal of life, the Lord and support of all, the inner witness, the abode of all. I am the only refuge, the one true friend; I am the beginning, the staying, and the end of creation; I am the womb and the eternal seed. I am heat; I give and withhold the rain. I am immortality and I am death; I am what is and what is not.
– The Bhagavad Gita

He who has faith has wisdom;
Who lives in self-harmony,
Whose faith is his life;
And he who finds wisdom,
Soon finds the peace Supreme.
– The Bhagavad Gita

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.
– The Bhagavad Gita

Those who live in accordance with the divine laws
without complaining, firmly established in faith,
are released from karma. Those who violate these laws,
criticizing and complaining, are utterly deluded,
and are the cause of their own suffering.
– The Bhagavad Gita

Whatever the state of being that a man may focus upon at the end, when he leaves his body, to that state of being he will go.
– The Bhagavad Gita

Your right is only to perform your duty. You do not have right to expect any consequences there of.You should neither be motivated by the fruits of your action, nor should they encourage you to be inactive.
– The Bhagavad Gita Quotes on ACCOMPLISHMENT

Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
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Because the fool wants to become God, He never finds him. The master is already God, Without ever wishing to be.
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What the outstanding person does, others will try to do. The standards such people create will be followed by the whole world.
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It is both near and far, both within and without every creature; it moves and is unmoving. In its subtlety it is beyond comprehension. It is invisible, yet appears divided in separate creatures. Know it to be the creator, the preserver, and the destroyer. Dwelling in every heart, it is beyond darkness. It is called the light of the lights, the object and goal of knowledge, and knowledge itself.
– The Bhagavad Gita

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 Bhagavad Gita

Thought-Provoking BhagavadGita Quotes on Life, Death and Existence

One who has control over the mind is tranquil in heat and cold, in pleasure and pain, and in honor and dishonor; and is ever steadfast with the Supreme Self.
– The Bhagavad Gita

Let the motive be in the deed and not in the event. Be not one whose motive for action is the hope of reward.
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Blessed is the human birth; even the dwellers in heaven desire this birth; for true knowledge and pure love may be attained only by a human being.
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For him who has no concentration, there is no tranquility.
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In this world three gates lead to hell — the gates of passion, anger and greed. Released from these three qualities one can succeed in attaining salvation and reaching the highest goal.
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The actions of a great man are an inspiration for others. Whatever he does becomes a standard for others to follow.
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Best BhagavadGita Quotes on success, meditation, results and outcome

All created beings are unmanifest in their beginning, manifest in their interim state, and unmanifest again when they are annihilated. So what need is there for lamentation?
– The Bhagavad Gita

Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life. Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind.
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When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them; attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.
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Set thy heart upon thy work but never its reward.
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When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.
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Sever the ignorant doubt in your heart with the sword of self-knowledge. Observe your discipline, arise.
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It is better to strive in one’s own dharma than to succeed in the dharma of another. Nothing is ever lost in following one’s own dharma. But competition in another’s dharma breeds fear and insecurity.
– The Bhagavad Gita

When a person is devoted to something with complete faith, I unify his faith in that. Then, when his faith his completely unified, he gains the object of his devotion.”
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BhagavadGita Quotes on God, Mind, Body and Soul

The power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument.
– The Bhagavad Gita

Those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not succeed in meditation. But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation, will come to the end of sorrow through meditation.
– The Bhagavad Gita

Salvation of the Dawn
Look to this day,
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the truths
And realities of your existence;
The bliss of growth
The glory of action, and
The splendor of beauty;
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes
Every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
Such is the salvation of the dawn.
– The Bhagavad Gita

Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps, and whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.
– The Bhagavad Gita

We all have been for all time…and we shall be for all time…As the Spirit of our mortal body wanders on in childhood, and youth and old age, the Spirit wanders on to a new body: of this the sage has no doubts.
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Bhagwatgeeta quotes on future, happiness, work, karma, life and love.

All works are being done by the energy and power of nature, but due to delusion of ego people assume themselves to be the doer.
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Those who are interested in self-realization, in terms of mind and sense control, offer the functions of all the senses, as well as the vital force (breath), as oblations into the fire of the controlled mind.
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When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them; attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.
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As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.
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One should strive and employ oneself to uplift oneself. One should never dishonor oneself. The self is one’s friend as well as one’s enemy.
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Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
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There is more happiness in doing one’s own (path) without excellence than in doing another’s (path) well.
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What is Life
Life is an Adventure … Dare it
Life is a Beauty … Praise it
Life is a Challenge … Meet it
Life is a Duty … Perform it
Life is a Love … Enjoy it
Life is a Tragedy … Face it
Life is a Struggle … Fight it
Life is a Promise … Fulfill it
Life is a Game … Play it
Life is a Gift … Accept it
Life is a Journey … Complete it
Life is a Mystery … Unfold it
Life is a Goal … Achieve it
Life is an Opportunity … Take it
Life is a Puzzle … Solve it
Life is a Song … Sing it
Life is a Sorrow … Overcome it
Life is a Spirit … Realize it.
– The Bhagavad Gita

The egoistic man thinks, “I am the doer”. In reality Prakriti does everything. A Jnani who remains as a silent witness and who knows the essence of the division of the quality and functions is not bound.
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I am ever present to those who have realized me in every creature. Seeing all life as my manifestation, they are never separated from me. They worship me in the hearts of all, and all their actions proceed from me. Wherever they may live, they abide in me.
– The Bhagavad Gita

No purifier equals knowledge, and in time the man of perfect discipline discovers this in his own spirit.
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Let a man lift himself by his own self alone, let him not lower himself; for this self alone is the friend of oneself and this self alone is the enemy of oneself.
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One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus is untouched by water.
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He who sees Me everywhere, and sees everything in Me, I am not lost to him, nor is he lost to me.
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The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace.
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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.
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Faithful, intent, his senses subdued, he gains knowledge; gaining knowledge, he soon finds perfect peace.
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The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace.
– The Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Delusion arises from anger.
The mind is bewildered by delusion.
Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered.
One falls down when reasoning is destroyed.
– The Bhagavad Gita

You just read top 50 Bhagvadagita quotes. Here are few more inspirational quotes, lessons and advice from the sacred book.

If you perform the sacrifice of doing your duty, you do not have to do anything else. Devoted to duty, man attains perfection. – The Bhagavad Gita

Strive to still your thoughts. Make your mind one-pointed in meditation. – The Bhagavad Gita

Whatever you do, make it an offering to me the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering. –  The Bhagavad Gita Quotes

“Attached action is selfish work that produces Karmic bondage.”

“Detached action is unselfish work.” – Bhagvada Gita quotes on Karma

“Whatever action, whether right or wrong, one performs by thought, word, and deed; these are its five causes.”

“Even these [obligatory] works should be performed without attachment to the fruits. This is My definite supreme advice, O Arjuna.”

“The deluded ones, who restrain their organs of action but mentally dwell upon the sense enjoyment, are called hypocrites.”

“Perform your obligatory duty, because action is indeed better than inaction.”

“A man who sees action in inaction and inaction in action has understanding among men and discipline in all action he performs.”

“The true nature of action is very difficult to understand. Therefore, one should know the nature of attached action, the nature of detached action, and also the nature of forbidden action.”

“A Karma-yogi performs action by body, mind, intellect, and senses, without attachment (or ego), only for self-purification.”

“Faith in sacrifice, charity, and austerity is also called SAT. The action for the sake of the Supreme is verily termed as SAT.”

“Even the wise are confused about what is action and what is inaction.”

“Free from desires, mind and senses under control, renouncing all proprietorship, doing mere bodily action, one does not incur sin (or Karmic reaction).” (Best Quotes from the bhagwadgeeta)

“No one becomes a Karma-yogi who has not renounced the selfish motive behind an action.” – Bhagvad Gita quotes on Yogi

“Action is the product of the Qualities inherent in Nature.”

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

“Your enemies will speak many unmentionable words and scorn your ability. What could be more painful than this? / You will go to heaven if killed, or you will enjoy the earth if victorious. Therefore, get up with a determination to fight, O Arjuna.”

“Sever the ignorant doubt in your heart with the sword of self-knowledge. Observe your discipline. Arise.”

“You should perform your duty [with apathetic frame of mind] with a view to guide people and for the universal welfare.” – Bhagavad Gita Quotes

“Therefore, always remember Me and do your duty. You shall certainly attain Me if your mind and intellect are fixed on Me.”

“The ancient seekers of liberation also performed their duties with this understanding. Therefore, you should do your duty as the ancients did.”

“Entering the earth I support all beings with My energy; becoming the sap-giving moon I nourish all the plants.”

“Seeing Your great effulgent and various-colored form touching the sky; Your mouth wide open and large shining eyes; I am frightened and find neither peace nor courage, O Krishna.”

“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.” – Bhagvada Gita quotes

“Anybody, including women, merchants, laborers, and the evil-minded can attain the supreme goal by just surrendering unto My will [with loving devotion].” -Bhagavada Gita Quotes

“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].”

“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.”

“Therefore, resort to Karma-yoga and cut the ignorance-born doubt abiding in your heart by the sword of Self-knowledge, and get up (to fight), O Arjuna.”

“Always perform your duty efficiently and without attachment to the results, because by doing work without attachment one attains the Supreme.”

“One who neither rejoices nor grieves, neither likes nor dislikes, who has renounced both the good and the evil, and who is full of devotion, such a person is dear to Me.” – Bhagavad Gita Quotes

“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.”

“I consider one to be the most devoted of all the yogis who lovingly contemplates on Me with supreme faith.” – Bhagvad Gita quotes

“The one who has faith, and is sincere, and has mastery over the senses, gains this knowledge. Having gained this, one at once attains the supreme peace.”

“Endowed with steady faith they worship that deity, and fulfill their wishes through that deity. Those wishes are, indeed, granted only by Me.”

“Whosoever desires to worship whatever deity with faith, I make their faith steady in that very deity.”

“But those devotees who have faith and sincerely try to develop the above mentioned immortal virtues, and set Me as their supreme goal; are very dear to Me.”

“Whoever hears this with faith and without cavil becomes free from sin, and attains heaven (or the higher regions for those whose actions are pure).”

“It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit, than to do that of another, even though efficiently. It is better to die doing one’s own duty, for to do the duty of another is fraught with danger.” – Bhagvada Gita quotes

“But great souls, who possess divine qualities know Me as the cause of creation and imperishable, and worship Me single-mindedly.”

“What the creation is, what it is like, what its transformations are, where the source is, who that creator is, and what His powers are, hear all these from Me in brief.”

“Having hands and feet everywhere; having eyes, head, and face everywhere; having ears everywhere; the creator exists in the creation by pervading everything.”

“These acts of creation do not bind Me, O Arjuna, because I remain indifferent and unattached to those acts.”

“Even those devotees who worship demigods with faith, they too worship Me, but in an improper way.” – Bhagavada Geeta Quotes

“Those who always practice this teaching of Mine, with faith and free from cavil, are freed from the bondage of Karma.”

“Thus the creation as well as the knowledge and the object of knowledge have been briefly described. Understanding this, My devotee attains Me.”

“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.”

“Know Me to be the creator of all creation.” – Best Quotes from Geeta

“just as one sun illuminates this entire world, similarly the creator illumines [or gives life to] the entire creation.”

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

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

“Know that all creatures have evolved from this twofold energy, and Brahman is the origin as well as the dissolution of the entire universe.”

“If due to ego you think: I shall not fight; this resolve of yours is vain. Your own nature will compel you.”

“One who does not envy but us a compassionate friend to all … such a devotee is very dear to Me.”

“Everything has been accomplished in this very life by those whose mind is set in equality.”

“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.”

“A person is known by the faith.”

“Some philosophers say that all work is full of faults and should be given up, while others say that acts of sacrifice, charity, and austerity should not be abandoned.”

“I am delighted by beholding that which has never been seen before, and yet my mind is tormented with fear.” – Bhagvada Gita quotes

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

“As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes.”

“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.”

“Fire, light, daytime, the bright lunar fortnight, and the six months of the northern solstice of the sun; departing by the path of these gods the yogis, who know Brahman, attain nirvana.”

“Brahman is the oblation. Brahman is the clarified butter. The oblation is poured by Brahman into the fire of Brahman. Brahman shall be realized by the one who considers everything as (a manifestation or) an act of Brahman.”

“Seeing fathers-in-law, all those kinsmen, and other dear ones standing in the ranks of the two armies, / Arjuna was overcome with great compassion and sorrowfully said: O Krishna, seeing my kinsmen standing with a desire to fight, / My limbs fail and my mouth becomes dry. My body quivers and my hairs stand on end.”

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

“Pleasures derived from the contact of senses with their objects are verily the source of misery, and have a beginning and an end.”

“Neither do I see the beginning nor the middle nor the end of Your Universal Form.”

“This body [the miniature universe] may be called the field or creation. One who knows the creation is called the creator by the seers of truth.”

“Remembering whatever object one leaves the body at the end of life, one attains that object, O Arjuna, because of the constant thought of that object (one remembers that object at the end of life and achieves it).”

“My limbs fail and my mouth becomes dry. My body quivers and my hairs stand on end.” – Bhagvad Gita quotes

“The embodied one within the body of everyone, O Bharata, is ever undestroyable. Therefore you should not grieve for any being.”

“The body is mortal, but the person dwelling in the body is immortal and immeasurable.” -Bhagavada Geeta Quotes

“The one who truly understands My transcendental birth and activities, is not born again after leaving this body and attains My abode.”

“If you think that this (body) takes birth and dies perpetually, even then, O Arjuna, you should not grieve like this.”

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

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

“Out of compassion for them I, who dwell within their heart, destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the shining lamp of knowledge.”

“Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.”

“A man’s own self is his friend. A man’s own self is his foe.” – Bhagavada Geeta Quotes

“A disciplined person, enjoying sense objects with senses that are under control and free from likes and dislikes, attains tranquillity.”

“Using My nature I create, again and again, the entire multitude of beings that are helpless, being under the control of nature.”

“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.”

“Treating pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat alike, engage yourself in your duty. By doing your duty this way you will not incur sin.”

“The path of light and the path of darkness [of materialism and ignorance] are thought to be the world’s two eternal paths.”

“The light of all lights, He is said to be beyond darkness.” – Bhagavada Geeta Quotes

“The light of all lights, He is said to be beyond darkness. He is the knowledge, the object of knowledge, and seated in the hearts of all beings, He is to be realized by the knowledge.”

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

“Dedicating all works to Me in a spiritual frame of mind, free from desire, attachment, and mental grief, do your duty.”

“A person is said to have attained yogic perfection when there is no desire for sensual pleasures, or attachment to the fruits of work, and has renounced all personal selfish motives.” – Bhagavada Geeta Quotes

“This has been gained by me today, I shall fulfill this desire, this is mine and this wealth also shall be mine in the future.”

“Works do not bind Me, because I have no desire for the fruits of work.”

“The desire for sensual pleasures fades away if one abstains from sense enjoyment, but the craving [for sense enjoyment] remains. The craving also disappears from the one who has seen [or known] the Supreme.”

“A yogi is called Self-realized who is satisfied with knowledge and understanding of the Self.”

“Those who are devoid of attachment, whose mind is fixed in knowledge, all deeds of such liberated persons dissolves away.”

“But, those who carp at My teaching and do not practice it, consider them as ignorant of all knowledge, senseless, and lost.”

“The non permanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of summer and winter seasons.”

“Whatever you do, make it an offering to me — the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering.”

“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.”

“The food preferred by all is also of three types. So are the sacrifice, austerity, and charity.”

“Various types of sacrifice, charity, and austerity are performed by the seekers of nirvana by uttering ‘TAT’ [or He is all] without seeking a reward.”

“Neither by study of the Vedas, nor by austerity, nor by charity, nor by ritual, can I be seen in this form as you have seen Me.”

“I know, O Arjuna, the beings of the past, of the present, and those of the future, but no one really knows Me.” – Bhagvada Gita Quotes

“The sage awakes to light in the night of all creatures. That which the world calls day is the night of ignorance to the wise.”

“The resolute determination [of Self-realization] is not formed in the minds of those who are attached to pleasure and power; and whose discernment is obscured by such [ritualistic] activities.”

“He who, before he leaves his body, learns to surmount the promptings of desire and anger is a saint and is happy.”

“A Self-realized person who is free from lust and anger, and who has subdued the mind and senses easily attains nirvana.”

“With senses, mind, and intellect under control; having liberation as the prime goal; free from lust, anger, and fear; such a sage is verily liberated.”

“Bound by hundreds of ties of desire and enslaved by lust and anger; they strive to obtain wealth by unlawful means for the fulfillment of desires.”

“Freed from attachment, fear, and anger; fully absorbed in Me, taking refuge in Me, and purified by the fire of Self-knowledge, many have attained Me.”

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

“Hypocrisy, arrogance, pride, anger, harshness, and ignorance; these are the marks of those who are born with demonic qualities, O Arjuna.”

“Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed.”

“No one attains perfection by merely giving up work.”

“Whatever is endowed with glory, brilliance, and power; know that to be a manifestation of a fraction of My splendor.”

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

“Steadfastness in knowledge of the Supreme Spirit, and the perception of [the omnipresent God as] the object of true knowledge is called knowledge; what is contrary to this is ignorance.”

“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.”

“Wearing divine garlands and apparel, anointed with celestial perfumes and ointments, full of all wonders, the limitless God with faces on all sides.”

“They say that the world is unreal, without a substratum, without a God, and without an order.” – Bhagavad Geeta Quotes

“Among the knowledge I am knowledge of the supreme Self. I am logic of the logician.” – Bhagavada Geeta

“The yogi who knows all this goes beyond getting the benefits of the study of the Vedas, performance of sacrifices, austerities, and charities, and attains the Supreme eternal abode.” -Bhagvad Gita quotes

“One is considered the best yogi who regards every being like oneself, and who can feel the pain and pleasures of others as one’s own.”

“I give the knowledge, to those who are ever united with Me and lovingly adore Me.” – Bhagavad Gita Quotes

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

“Such a person soon becomes righteous and attains everlasting peace. Be aware, O Arjuna, that My devotee never falls down.”

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

“The one who shall propagate this supreme secret philosophy amongst My devotees, shall be performing the highest devotional service to Me and shall certainly attain Me.” – Bhagavad Gita Quotes

“A person who has subdued the senses and completely renounced [the fruits of] all works, dwells happily in the City of Nine Gates, neither performing nor directing action.”

“One feels infinite bliss that is perceivable only through the intellect, and is beyond the reach of the senses. After realizing Brahman, one is never separated from absolute reality.”

“God is in everything as well as above everything.”

“To the illumined man or woman, a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same.”

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

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

“Know Me to be the eternal seed of all creatures. I am the intelligence of the intelligent, and the brilliance of the brilliant.” – Bhagvada Gita quotes

“Knowledge is better than mere ritualistic practice, meditation is better than mere knowledge, renunciation of the fruit of work is better than meditation, peace immediately follows the renunciation of (the attachment to) the fruit of work.”

“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.”

“Some offer their wealth, their austerity, and their practice of yoga as sacrifice, while the ascetics with strict vows offer their study of scriptures and knowledge as sacrifice.”

“I am the power of rulers, the statesmanship of the seekers of victory.”

“The pleasure one enjoys from [spiritual] practice results in cessation of sorrow.”

“I am the letter “A” among the alphabets, among the compound words I am the dual compound, I am the endless time, I am the sustainer of all, and have faces on all sides (or I am omniscient).”

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

“Knowledge is better than mere ritualistic practice.” – Bhagavada Geeta Quotes

“Undivided, yet appears as if divided in beings; He, the object of knowledge, is the creator, sustainer, and destroyer of (all) beings.”

“This knowledge is the king of all knowledge, is the most secret, is very sacred, it can be perceived by instinct, conforms to Dharma, is very easy to practice, and is imperishable.”

“Thus the knowledge that is more secret than the secret has been explained to you by Me. After fully reflecting on this, do as you wish.”

“Verily there is no purifier in this world like knowledge.”

“Learn from Me briefly, O Arjuna, how one who has attained such perfection realizes Brahman, the supreme state of knowledge.”

“Some worship Me by knowledge sacrifice. Others worship the infinite as the one in all [or non-dual], as the master of all [or dual], and in various other ways.”

“Four types of virtuous ones worship or seek Me, O Arjuna. They are: the distressed, the seeker of Self-knowledge, the seeker of wealth, and the wise one who knows the Supreme.”

“Those who have taken refuge in this knowledge attain unity with Me, and are neither born at the time of creation nor afflicted at the time of dissolution.”

“Verily there is no purifier in this world like knowledge. One who becomes purified by Karma-yoga discovers this knowledge within (naturally) in course of time. (See also 4.31, and 5.06).”

“Knowing that, O Arjuna, you shall not again get deluded like this. By this knowledge you shall behold the entire creation in your own Self/Lord, or in Brahman.”

“The knowledge sacrifice is superior to any material sacrifice.” – Bhagavad Gita Quotes

“Seers whose sins (or imperfections) are destroyed, whose doubts have been dispelled by knowledge, whose disciplined minds are attached with the Self, and who are engaged in the welfare of all beings attain Supreme Brahman.”

“I am easily attainable, O Arjuna, by that ever steadfast yogi who always thinks of Me and whose mind does not go elsewhere.”

“The mind alone is one’s friend as well as one’s enemy.”

“Yoga is difficult for the one whose mind is not subdued.” – Bhagavada Geeta Quotes

“What is work and what is not work are questions that perplex the wisest of men.”

“The serenity of mind, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and the purity of mind are called the austerity of thought.”

“Success in work comes quickly in this human world.” Bhagvad Gita Quotes

“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 one by whom others are not agitated, and who is not agitated by others; who is free from joy, envy, fear, and anxiety; is also dear to Me.”

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

“Bodies of the eternal, imperishable, and incomprehensible soul are said to be perishable. Therefore, fight, O Arjuna.” – Bhagavada Geeta Quotes

“All these (seekers) are indeed noble, but I regard the wise as My very Self, because the one who is steadfast becomes one with the Supreme Being.”

“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.”

“After Self-Realization , one does not regard any other gain superior to Self-Realization.”

“As the all-pervading ether is not tainted because of its subtlety, similarly the Self, seated in everybody, is not tainted.”

“The yogi who diligently strives, perfecting [gradually] through many incarnations, becomes completely free from all sins and reaches the Self-realization.”

“Living creatures are nourished by food, and food is nourished by rain; rain itself is the water of life, which comes from selfless worship and service.”

“Even if one is the most sinful of all sinners, yet one shall cross over the ocean of sin by the raft of knowledge alone.”

“The wise should work without attachment, for the welfare of the society.”

“Established in Self-Realization, one is not moved even by the greatest calamity.”

“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.”

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