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Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

Action is the product of the qualities inherent in nature.

Category: Action

The non permanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of summer and winter seasons.

Category: Appearance

Whatever you do, make it an offering to me -- the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering.

Category: Appreciation

Valor, glory, firmness, skill, generosity, steadiness in battle and ability to rule -- these constitute the duty of a soldier. They flow from his own nature.

Category: Army And Navy

Those who consciousness is unified abandon all attachment to the results of action and attain supreme peace. But those whose desires are fragmented, who are selfishly attached to the results of their work, are bound in everything they do.

Category: Attachment

The body is mortal, but the person dwelling in the body is immortal and immeasurable.

Category: Body

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

Category: Choice

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.

Category: Compassion

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

Category: Conflict

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.

Category: Consciousness

It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit, than to do that of another, even though efficiently. It is better to die doing one's own duty, for to do the duty of another is fraught with danger.

Category: Danger

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

Category: Death And Dying

Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.

Category: Doubt

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.

Category: Failure

When the senses contact sense objects, a person experiences cold or heat, pleasure or pain. These experiences are fleeting they come and go. Bear them patiently.

Category: Feelings