BY SOFO ARCHON
Below are 25 great quotes from the Bhagavat Gita, illuminating the path to freedom for all sincere spiritual seekers. The truths revealed by them are so powerful that they can transform your consciousness, leading you to a life of beauty and peace, unburdened from anything that is pushing your soul down.
1. “Our soul, like a bird in a cage, longs for the liberty of the vast air.”
2. “Perform your obligatory duty, because action is indeed better than inaction.”
3. “To the illumined man or woman, a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same.”
4. “There is nothing lost or wasted in this life.”
5. “A gift is pure when it is given from the heart…when we expect nothing in return.”
6. “Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed.”
7. “One can become whatever one wants to be [if one constantly contemplates on the object of desire with faith].”
8. “Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.”
9. “In battle, in the forest, at the precipice in the mountains, on the dark great sea, in the midst of javelins and arrows, In sleep, in confusion, in the depths of shame, The good deeds a man has done before defend him.”
10. “You have the right to work, but for the work’s sake only. You have no right to the fruits of work. Desire for the fruits of work must never be your motive in working.”
11. “The wise sees knowledge and action as one.”
12. “There is neither this world nor the world beyond nor happiness for the one who doubts.”
13. “Unnatural work produces too much stress.”
14. “Creation is only the projection into form of that which already exists.”
15. “One who has control over the mind is tranquil in heat and cold, in pleasure and pain, and in honor and dishonor; and is ever steadfast with the Supreme Self.”
16. “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.”
17. “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.”
18. “The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by any fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind.”
19. “Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart – a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water – I accept with joy.”
20. “Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.”
21. “Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.”
22. “Sever the ignorant doubt in your heart with the sword of self-knowledge.”
23. “Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.”
24. “A man’s own self is his friend. A man’s own self is his foe.”
25. “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.”
26.“The disunited mind is far from wise; how can it meditate? How be at peace? When you know no peace, how can you know joy?”
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