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80 Best Bhagavad Gita Quotes And Sayings

Bhagavad Gita

If you are an Indian, it is impossible that you have yet to hear of Bhagavad Gita. The Hindu book comprises 700 verses recited by Lord Krishna and is hence a highly revered book of Indian literature.

The book is actually a conversation between Shri Krishna and Pandava prince Arjuna. This talk occurs during the epic Kurukshetra war and is also mentioned in Mahabharata. Bhagavad Gita is also known as “The Song of God” as it opens your mind to spiritual wisdom and philosophy of life.

Arjuna, at that time, was quite overwhelmed by questions arising in his heart about the killings that would ensue because of the War.

At that Krishna tells Arjuna that he must fulfil his Dharma or social role without thinking of its impact.
Thus Bhagwad Gita emphasizes the criticality of fulfilling one’s duty and maintaining their faith in God. Like other scriptures, Gita also talks about values, beliefs, and disciplines that help lead a good life. This includes values like attachment, devotion, conflict of motives, sense of duty, ethical actions, and misgivings from conducting the right actions.

Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna everything about Karma, Jnana, and Bhakti Yoga, all this while telling him about the purpose of having mortal life, destiny, and the nature of divinity.

Read on some enriching Bhagavad Gita quotes so you also can understand these values and principles of life in the best manner.

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

 

2. “The body is mortal, but the person dwelling in the body is immortal and immeasurable.”

 

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

 

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

 

5. “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.”

 

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

 

7. “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.”

 

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

 

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

 

10. “He is not elevated by good fortune or depressed by bad. His mind is established in God, and he is free from delusion.”

 

11. “Among the knowledge I am knowledge of the supreme Self. I am logic of the logician.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

21. “A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return.”

 

22. “No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end, either here or in the world to come.”

 

23. “You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become.”

 

24. “Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.”

 

25. “You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits.”

 

26. “One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men.”

 

27. “Arise, slay thy enemies, enjoy a prosperous kingdom.”

 

28. “Through selfless service, you will always be fruitful and find the fulfillment of your desires.”

 

29. “The spirit is beyond destruction. No one can bring an end to spirit which is everlasting.”

 

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

 

31. “Those established in Self-realization control their senses instead of letting their senses control them.”

 

32. “Pleasures conceived in the world of the senses have a beginning and an end and give birth to misery, Arjuna.”

 

33. “I am time, the destroyer of all; I have come to consume the world.”

 

34. “There was never a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor any of these kings. Nor is there any future in which we shall cease to be.”

 

35. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. We are made of our thoughts; we are molded by our thoughts.”

 

36. “The true goal of action is knowledge of the Self.”

 

37. “When a person responds to the joys and sorrows of others as if they were his own, he has attained the highest state of spiritual union.”

 

38. “The wise unify their consciousness and abandon attachment to the fruits of action,”

 

39. “Reshape yourself through the power of your will; never let yourself be degraded by self-will.”

 

40. “Selfish action imprisons the world. Act selflessly, without any thought of personal profit.”

 

41. “we never really encounter the world; all we experience is our own nervous system.”

 

42. “I am the Atma abiding in the heart of all beings. I am also the beginning, the middle, and the end of all beings.”

 

43. “Performing the duty prescribed by (one’s own) nature, one incurred no sin.”

 

44. “Feelings of heat and cold, pleasure and pain, are caused by the contact of the senses with their objects. They come and they go, never lasting long. You must accept them.”

 

45. “It is Nature that causes all movement. Deluded by the ego, the fool harbors the perception that says “I did it”.”

 

46. “The Lord said: “Time [death] I am, the destroyer of the worlds, who has come to annihilate everyone. Even without your taking part all those arrayed in the [two] opposing ranks will be slain!”

 

47. “I enter into each planet, and by My energy, they stay in orbit. I become the moon and thereby supply the juice of life to all vegetables.”

 

48. “Perform all work carefully, guided by compassion.”

 

49. “The embodied soul is eternal in existence, indestructible, and infinite, only the material body is factually perishable, therefore fight O Arjuna.”

 

50. “We behold what we are, and we are what we behold.”

 

51. “The wise grieve neither for the living nor for the dead. There was never a time when you and I and all the kings gathered here have not existed and nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist.”

 

52. “For the senses wander, and when one lets the mind follow them, it carries wisdom away like a windblown ship on the waters.”

 

53. “Set thy heart upon thy work, but never on its reward.”

 

54. “I have become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

 

55. “Hell has three hates: lust, anger and greed.”

 

56. “The peace of God is with them whose mind and soul are in harmony, who are free from desire and wrath, who know their own soul.”

 

57. “Curving back within myself I create again and again.”

 

58. “No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end, either here or in the world to come”

 

59. “A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return”

 

60. “It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”

 

61. “Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is”

 

62. “Bad actions bring bad endings.”

 

63. “Love, tolerance and selflessness should be practiced.”

 

64. “Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.”

 

65. “Seek refuge in the attitude of detachment and you will amass the wealth of spiritual awareness. The one who is motivated only by the desire for the fruits of their action, and anxious about the results, is miserable indeed.”

 

66. “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.”

 

67. “Krishna says: “Arjuna, I am the taste of pure water and the radiance of the sun and moon. I am the sacred word and the sound heard in air, and the courage of human beings. I am the sweet fragrance in the earth and the radiance of fire; I am the life in every creature and the striving of the spiritual aspirant”

 

68. “You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions.”

 

69. “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

 

70. “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.”

 

71. “Amongst thousands of persons, hardly one strives for perfection; and amongst those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows me in truth.”

 

72. “That one is dear to me who runs not after the pleasant or away from the painful, grieves not, lusts not, but lets things come and go as they happen.”

 

73. “They alone see truly who see the Lord the same in every creature, who see the deathless in the hearts of all that die. Seeing the same Lord everywhere, they do not harm themselves or others. Thus they attain the supreme goal.”

 

74. “Pleasure from the senses seems like nectar at first, but it is bitter as poison in the end.”

 

75. “That which seems like poison at first, but tastes like nectar in the end – this is the joy of sattva, born of a mind at peace with itself.”

 

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

 

77. “I am heat; I give and withhold the rain. I am immortality and I am death; I am what is and what is not.”

 

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

 

79. “They live in wisdom who see themselves in all and all in them”

 

80. “You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction.”

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