It is almost impossible not to hear about the Bhagavad Gita. The 700 verses of Hindu Scripture by Lord Krishna is the most revered work in Indian literature. The verses of this text and the Bhagavad Gita quotes are based on how one fulfills one’s duty of righteousness everywhere. The Gita is a dialogue between the Pandava Prince Arjuna and the divine deity Krishna during the Korukchitra War in the ancient Sanskrit epic – Mahabharata. Bhagavad Gita is also known as the “Song of God” which reveals life philosophy and spiritual wisdom.
Famous Bhagavad Gita Quotes
- “You have the right to work, but for the work’s sake only. You have no right to the fruits of work. Desire for the fruits of work must never be your motive in working. Never give way to laziness, either.
Perform every action with you heart fixed on the Supreme Lord. Renounce attachment to the fruits. Be even-tempered in success and failure: for it is this evenness of temper which is meant by yoga.
Work done with anxiety about results is far inferior to work done without such anxiety, in the calm of self-surrender. Seek refuge in the knowledge of Brahma. They who work selfishly for results are miserable.” ―
- “Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.” ―
“You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become.” ―
- “When meditation is mastered,
The mind is unwavering like the
Flame of a lamp in a windless place.
In the still mind,
In the depths of meditation,
The Self reveals itself.
Beholding the Self
By means of the Self,
An aspirant knows the
Joy and peace of complete fulfillment.
Having attained that
Abiding joy beyond the senses,
Revealed in the stilled mind,
He never swerves from the eternal truth.” ―
- “One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men.” ―
- “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.” ―
- “Work for work’s sake, not for yourself. Act but do not be attached to your actions. Be in the world, but not of it,” ―
“Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.” ―
- “SHOW GOODWILL TO ALL
Be fearless and pure;
never waver in your determination or
your dedication to the spiritual life.
Give freely. Be self-controlled,
sincere, truthful, loving,
and full of the desire to serve.Realize the truth of the scriptures;
learn to be detached and to
take joy in renunciation.
Do not get angry or
harm any living creature,
but be compassionate and gentle;
show goodwill to all.Cultivate vigor, patience, will purity;
avoid malice and pride
Then, Arjuna, you will achieve
your divine destiny.” ―
- “You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits.” ―
- “My dear Arjuna, how have these impurities come upon you? They are not at all befitting a man who knows the value of life. They lead not to higher planets, but to infamy. O son of Prtha, do not yield to this degrading impotence, that it does not become you. Give up such petty weakness of heart and arise, O chastiser of the enemy.” ―
“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” ―
- “Through selfless service, you will always be fruitful and find the fulfillment of your desires.” ―
- “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.” ―
- “You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions.” ―
- “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.” ―
- “In the dark night of all beings awakes to Light the tranquil man. But what is day to other beings is night for the sage who sees.” ―
- “The spirit is beyond destruction. No one can bring an end to spirit which is everlasting.” ―
“Arise, slay thy enemies, enjoy a prosperous kingdom.” ―
- “When a man dwells on the pleasure of sense, attraction for them arises in him. From attraction arises desire, the lust of possession, and this leads to passion, to anger.
From passion comes confusion of mind, then loss of remembrance, the forgetting of duty. From this loss comes the ruin of reason, and the ruin of reason leads man to destruction.” ―
- “Every selfless act, Arjuna, is born from Brahman, the eternal, infinite Godhead. He is present in every act of service. All life turns on this law, O Arjuna. Whoever violates it, indulging his senses for his own pleasure and ignoring the needs of others, has wasted his life. But those who realize he Self are always satisfied. Having found the source of joy and fulfillment, they no longer seek happiness from the external world. They have nothing to gain or lose by any action; neither people nor things can affect their security. 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.” ―