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What is the Bhagavad Gita?

The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse, 18-chapter Indian text within the Mahabharata.

The Bhagavad Gita means "Song of the Lord". This scripture contains a conversation between prince Arjuna and his guide Lord Krishna. In in this conversation, Krishna gives Arjuna spiritual and material advice.

Bhagavad Gita Quotes and Sayings

Various quotes from the Bhagavad Gita, about spirituality, tranquillity, the mind, anger, meditation, and other topics.

1. "Beyond the power of sword and fire, beyond the power of waters and winds, the spirit is everlasting, omnipresent,never-changing, never-moving, ever free."

2. "If the light of a thousand suns suddenly arose in the sky, that splendor might be compared to the radiance of the Supreme Spirit."

3. "Weapons cannot hurt the Spirit and fire can never burn him. Untouched is he by drenching waters, untouched is he by parching winds."

4. "One gradually attains tranquillity of mind by keeping the mind fully absorbed in the Self by means of a well-trained intellect, and thinking of nothing else."

5. "All actions take place in time by the interweavering of the forces of nature; but the man lost in selfish delusion thinks that he himself s the actor."

6. "He whose undertakings are free from anxious desire and fanciful thoughts, whose work is made pure in the fire of wisdom: he is called wise by those who see."

7. "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."

8. "He who is in Yoga, the pure soul, master of his self, who has conquered the senses, whose self becomes the self of all existences, even though he does works, he is not involved in them."

9. "The yogi works for the purification of the soul; he throws off selfish attachment, and thus it is only his body or his senses or his mind or his reason that works."

10. "When the man of vision sees that the powers of nature are the only actors of this vast drama, and he beholds that which is beyond the powers of nature, then he comes into my Being."

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11. "Quietness of mind, silence, self-harmony, loving-kindness, and a pure heart: this is the harmony of the mind."

12. "The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it."

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

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

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

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

17. "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."

18. "Finite bodies have an end, but that which possesses and uses the body is infinite, illimitable, eternal, indestructible."

19. "Perform all thy actions with mind concentrated on the Divine, renouncing attachment and looking upon success and failure with an equal eye. Spirituality implies equanimity."

20. "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."

21. "What the outstanding person does, others will try to do. The standards such people create will be followed by the whole world."

22. "Strive to still your thoughts. Make your mind one-pointed in meditation."

23. "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."

24. "Causes & results, including emotional opposites, are things that come & go. This knowledge helps you endure them all."

25. "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."

26. "Strive to still your thoughts. Make your mind one-pointed in meditation. The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice."

27. "Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed."

28. "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."

29. "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."

30. "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."

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

32. The person whose mind is always free from attachment, who has subdued the mind and senses, and who is free from desires, attains the supreme perfection of freedom from Karma through renunciation.

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