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Bhagavad Gita Quotes

The Bhagavad Gita urges us to conduct life with purity, strength, discipline, honesty, kindness, and integrity in order to find our purpose and fulfill it fully.

1. Be steadfast in yoga, O Arjuna. Perform your duty and abandon all attachment to success or failure. Such evenness of mind is called yoga.

– B G 2.48

2. The wise sees knowledge and action as one; they see truly.

– B G 5.4

3. The soul is neither born, nor does it die.

– B G 2.20

4. The man who sees me in everything and everything within me will not be lost to me, nor will I ever be lost to him.

– B G 6.30

5. The mind is everything. What you think you become.

– B G 6.5

6. One who is equal to friends and enemies, who is equipoised in honor and dishonor, heat and cold, happiness and distress, fame and infamy, who is always free from contaminating association, always silent and satisfied with anything, who doesn’t care for any residence, who is fixed in knowledge and who is engaged in devotional service – such a person is very dear to me.

– B G 12.18-19

7. The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone’s heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy.

– B G 18.61

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

– B G 17.20

9. There are three gates to this self-destructive hell: lust, anger, and greed. Renounce these three.

– B G 16.21

10. The happiness which comes from long practice, which leads to the end of suffering, which at first is like poison, but at last like nectar – this kind of happiness arises from the serenity of one’s own mind.

– B G 18.37

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11. Those who are wise lament neither for the living nor for the dead.

– B G 2.11

12. All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

– B G 4.20

13. One who is not disturbed in mind even amidst the threefold miseries or elated when there is happiness, and who is free from attachment, fear, and anger, is called a sage of steady mind.

– B G 2.56

14. He who has no attachment can really love others, for his love is pure and divine.

– B G 12.13

15. The yogi is greater than the ascetic, greater than the empiricist and greater than the fruitive worker. Therefore, O Arjuna, in all circumstances, be a yogi.

– B G 6.46

16. A man’s own self is his friend, a man’s own self is his foe.

– B G 6.5

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

– B G 6.35

18. The Lord is the source of all intelligence. His intelligence is beyond the reach of our senses and is unapproachable by our limited knowledge.

– B G

19. One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water.

– B G 5.10

20. That which is night for all beings is the time of awakening for the self-controlled; and the time of awakening for all beings is night for the introspective sage.

– B G 2.69

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

– B G 6.40

22. The wise do not look for happiness in material possessions; instead, they look for happiness in detachment.

– B G 2.71

23. There is nothing as pure and beneficial as knowledge. One who has attained it realizes ultimate peace.

– B G 4.38

24. One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men.

– B G 4.18

25. The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal peace.

– B G 2.64

26. He who has let go of hatred, who treats all beings with kindness and compassion, who is always serene, unmoved by pain or pleasure, and free from the egoism of “I”, “me”, and “mine,” attains the highest state of happiness.

– B G 12.13

27. The man who sees me in everything and everything within me will not be lost to me, nor will I ever be lost to him.

– B G 6.30

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

– B G 6.6

29. The wise grieve neither for the living nor for the dead.

– B G 2.11

30. 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.

– B G 3.21

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