Random Quotes from Bhagavad Gita – Part 1

 

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Bhagavad Gita (also called Gita) is a epic hindu sacred scripture depicting the conversation between Prince Arjun and his guide and charioteer Krishna (Lord Vishnu in human incarnation). In the great war of ‘Mahabharta’, Arjun suddenly felt numb after seeing his beloved ones standing against him in the war. Krishna, through the course of Gita, teaches Arjuna wisdom, the path of righteous and devotion and principles of self-less actions. It is essentially a spiritual book, not religious. Thus the message cuts across the geography, religion and fait. It has served as great source of spiritual energy for many great leaders. M.K. Ghandi called Gita as “Spiritual dictionary”.

Knowledge confined in Gita is said to be infinite. Here is my humble attempt to post some of the best quotes from the book –

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.”

“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.”

“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”

“While speaking learned words, you are mourning for what is not worthy of grief. Those who are wise lament neither for the living nor the dead.”

“O best among men [Arjuna], the person who is not disturbed by happiness and distress and is steady in both is certainly eligible for liberation.”

“Know that which pervades the entire body is indestructible. No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul. Only the material body of the indestructible, immeasurable and eternal living entity is subject to destruction; therefore, fight, O descendant of Bharata”

“The soul can never be cut into pieces by any weapon, nor can he be burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind”

“Do thou fight for the sake of fighting, without considering happiness or distress, loss or gain, victory or defeat–and, by so doing, you shall never incur sin.”

Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavor for perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows Me in truth.”

“Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both its origin and dissolution.”

“Being freed from attachment, fear and anger, being fully absorbed in Me and taking refuge in Me, many, many persons in the past became purified by knowledge of Me–and thus they all attained transcendental love for Me.”

“The seven great sages and before them the four other great sages and the Manus [progenitors of mankind] are born out of My mind, and all creatures in these planets descend from them.”

Source of quotation – http://www.asitis.com/

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