Beautiful Quotes From BhagvatGita

on Tuesday, March 09, 2010


“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.”


“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 mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.”


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


“The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.”


“A person is said to have achieved yoga, the union with the Self, when the perfectly disciplined mind gets freedom from all desires, and becomes absorbed in the Self alone.”


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


“Fix your mind on Me, be devoted to Me, offer service to Me, bow down to Me, and you shall certainly reach Me. I promise you because you are very dear to Me.”


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


“There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist. As the same person inhabits the body through childhood, youth, and old age, so too at the time of death he attains another body. The wise are not deluded by these changes.”


“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.”


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


“A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.”


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


“Setting aside all noble deeds, just surrender completely to the will of God. I shall liberate you from all sins. Do not grieve.”


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


“A Self-realized person does not depend on anybody [except God] for anything.”


“Even as a tortoise draws in its limbs, the wise can draw in their senses at will.”


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


“The foods that promote longevity, virtue, strength, health, happiness, and joy; are juicy, smooth, substantial, and agreeable to the stomach.”


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


“Living in solitude, eating lightly, controlling the thought, word, and deed; ever absorbed in yoga of meditation, and taking refuge in detachment.”


“Supreme bliss comes to a Self-realized yogi whose mind is tranquil, whose desires are under control, and who is free from sin.”


“But they for whom I am the supreme goal, who do all work renouncing self for me and meditate on me with single-hearted devotion, these I will swiftly rescue from death's vast sea, for their consciousness has entered into me.”


“Yoga is difficult for the one whose mind is not subdued.”


“An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with material senses. Such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them.”


“Acquire this transcendental knowledge by humble reverence, by sincere inquiry, and by service.”


“For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace.”


“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.”


“Splendor, forgiveness, fortitude, cleanliness, absence of malice, and absence of pride; these are the qualities of those endowed with divine virtues, O Arjuna.”


“This yoga is not possible, for the one who eats too much, or who does not eat at all; who sleeps too much, or who keeps awake.”


“For the one who is moderate in eating, recreation, working, sleeping, and waking, this yoga [of meditation] destroys [all] sorrow.”


“This yoga should be practiced with firm determination and perseverance, without any mental reservation or doubts.”


“Work done with selfish motives is inferior by far to the selfless service or Karma-yoga. Therefore be a Karma-yogi, O Arjuna. Those who seek [to enjoy] the fruits of their work are verily unhappy [because one has no control over the results].

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