Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (pronounced: [ˈbʱəɡəʋəd̪ ɡiːˈt̪aː] ( listen)), The Song of the Bhagavan, often referred to as simply the Gita, is a 700-verse scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. This scripture contains a conversation between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide Lord Krishna on a variety of theological and philosophical issues.

Faced with a fratricidal war, a despondent Arjuna turns to his charioteer Krishna for counsel on the battlefield. Krishna, through the course of the Gita, imparts to Arjuna wisdom, the path to devotion, and the doctrine of selfless action. The Gita upholds the essence and the theological tradition of the Upanishads. However, unlike the rigorous monism of the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita also integrates dualism and theism.

Numerous commentaries have been written on the Bhagavad Gita with widely differing views on the essentials, beginning with Adi Sankara's commentary on the Gita in the eighth century CE. Commentators see the setting of the Gita in a battlefield as an allegory for the ethical and moral struggles of the human life. The Bhagavad Gita's call for selfless action inspired many leaders of the Indian independence movement including Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who referred to the Gita as his "spiritual dictionary". (Wikipedia.com)

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Simple Reminders by Bhagavad Gita

Amazing Quotes by Bhagavad Gita

It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection. ~Bhagavad Gita (8)

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. ~Bhagavad Gita http://smpl.ws/bg (-21)

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. ~Bhagavad Gita http://smpl.ws/bg (-51)

Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation. ~Bhagavad Gita http://smpl.ws/bg (-77)

Curving back within myself I create again and again. ~Bhagavad Gita http://smpl.ws/bg (51)

The immature think that knowledge and action are different, but the wise see them as the same. ~Bhagavad Gita http://smpl.ws/bg (9)

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. ~Bhagavad Gita http://smpl.ws/bg (-1)

No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end, either here or in the world to come. ~Bhagavad Gita http://smpl.ws/bg (12)

Hell has three hates: lust, anger and greed. ~Bhagavad Gita http://smpl.ws/bg (59)

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. ~Bhagavad Gita http://smpl.ws/bg (-47)

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. ~Bhagavad Gita http://smpl.ws/bg (-81)

Freedom from activity is never achieved by abstaining from action. Nobody can become perfect by merely ceasing to act. In fact, nobody can ever rest from his activity even for a moment. All are helplessly forced to act. . . .A man who renounces certain physical actions but still lets his mind dwell on the objects of his sensual desire, is deceiving himself. He can only be called a hypocrite. The truly admirable man controls his senses by the power of his will. All his actions will be disinterested. ~Bhagavad Gita http://smpl.ws/bg (-378)

Activity is better than inertia. Act, but with self-control. If you are lazy, you cannot even sustain your own body. ~Bhagavad Gita (8)