Bhagavad Gita quotes

He who is undisturbed by anxiety under afflictions, nor attached to happiness under favorable …He who is undisturbed by anxiety under afflictions, nor attached to happiness under favorable circumstances; he who is free from worldly loves, fears & anger- is called a sage of steady wisdom

Wisdom

As a boat on the waters is carried off course by a gale, so an individual's discrimination is …As a boat on the waters is carried off course by a gale, so an individual's discrimination is driven from its intended path when the mind succumbs to the wandering senses.

Wisdom Mind

Perform all actions forsaking attachment to the fruits of actions, being indifferent to success and …Perform all actions forsaking attachment to the fruits of actions, being indifferent to success and failure. Such mental equanimity is called Yoga

Failure Success Action

The best type of yogi is he who feels for others, whether in grief or pleasure, even as he feels …The best type of yogi is he who feels for others, whether in grief or pleasure, even as he feels for himself.

Philosophy Wisdom Perspective Pleasure

That person realizes peace who, relinquishing all desires, exists without craving and is …That person realizes peace who, relinquishing all desires, exists without craving and is unidentified with the mortal ego and its sense of "mine-ness."

Desire Peace Self realization

He who is everywhere nonattached, neither joyously excited by encountering good nor disturbed by …He who is everywhere nonattached, neither joyously excited by encountering good nor disturbed by evil, has an established wisdom

Wisdom

He who withdraws his senses from the objects of perception, just as a tortoise withdraws its limbs …He who withdraws his senses from the objects of perception, just as a tortoise withdraws its limbs into its shell, is established in steady wisdom

Wisdom

As the ignorant perform actions with attachment and hope of reward, so the wise should act with …As the ignorant perform actions with attachment and hope of reward, so the wise should act with dispassionate nonattachment, to serve gladly as a guide for the multitudes.

Action

Just as a lamp in a windless place does not flicker, so the disciplined mind of a yogi remains …Just as a lamp in a windless place does not flicker, so the disciplined mind of a yogi remains steady in meditation

Mind Meditation

The man of self-control, roaming among material objects with subjugated senses, and devoid of …The man of self-control, roaming among material objects with subjugated senses, and devoid of attraction and repulsion, attains an unshakable inner calmness

Actionlessness is not attained simply by avoiding actions. By forsaking work no one reaches …Actionlessness is not attained simply by avoiding actions. By forsaking work no one reaches perfection.

Work Action

He is a wise man whose pursuits are all without selfish plan or longings for results, and whose …He is a wise man whose pursuits are all without selfish plan or longings for results, and whose activities are purified by the fire of wisdom.

Wisdom






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Self-realized sages behold with an equal eye a learned and humble Brahmin, a cow, an elephant, a …Self-realized sages behold with an equal eye a learned and humble Brahmin, a cow, an elephant, a dog, and a dog-eater.

Wisdom Self realization

You have control over the activity you perform, never the resultant fruit of your actions. Do not …You have control over the activity you perform, never the resultant fruit of your actions. Do not consider yourself the creator of the fruits of your activities, nor be attached to inaction

Wisdom Action

Even if you are the chief sinner among all sinners, yet by the sole raft of wisdom you shall safely …Even if you are the chief sinner among all sinners, yet by the sole raft of wisdom you shall safely cross the sea of sin

Wisdom

As enkindled flame converts firewood into ashes, so does the fire of wisdom consume to ashes all …As enkindled flame converts firewood into ashes, so does the fire of wisdom consume to ashes all karma.

Wisdom

Verily, nothing else in this world is as sanctifying as wisdom. In due course of time, the devotee …Verily, nothing else in this world is as sanctifying as wisdom. In due course of time, the devotee who is successful in yoga will spontaneously realize this within his Self.

Wisdom Spirituality Self realization

To the knower of Brahman (spirit), all the Vedas (scriptures) are of no utility than is a reservoir …To the knower of Brahman (spirit), all the Vedas (scriptures) are of no utility than is a reservoir when there is a flood from all directions

Wisdom Knowledge Self realization

The senses naturally experience attachment and aversion to the sense objects but do not be …The senses naturally experience attachment and aversion to the sense objects but do not be controlled by them, for they are one's enemies

Wisdom Enemy



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Yoga is the art of proper …Yoga is the art of proper action

Short Action Art

Miserable are those who perform actions only for their …Miserable are those who perform actions only for their fruits

Short Action

For those who have conquered the mind, the mind is their friend. For those who have failed to do …For those who have conquered the mind, the mind is their friend. For those who have failed to do so, the mind acts like an enemy.

Philosophy Wisdom Enemy Mind

He is a supreme yogi who regards with equal-mindedness all men -patrons, friends, enemies, …He is a supreme yogi who regards with equal-mindedness all men -patrons, friends, enemies, strangers, mediators, hateful beings, relatives, the virtuous and the ungodly

Kindness Enemy

He is truly a yogi who, on this earth and up to the very time of death, is able to master every …He is truly a yogi who, on this earth and up to the very time of death, is able to master every impulse of desire and wrath. He is a happy man

Death Desire

The beginning of all beings is veiled, beings manifest in the middle, and unmanifest again on …The beginning of all beings is veiled, beings manifest in the middle, and unmanifest again on death. Then, why lament this truth?

Death Life Philosophy Truth

That which is born must die, and that which is dead must be born again. Therefore, you shouldn't …That which is born must die, and that which is dead must be born again. Therefore, you shouldn't lament about the unavoidable

Death

He who is not affected by pain and pleasure, he who is calm and evenminded during pain and …He who is not affected by pain and pleasure, he who is calm and evenminded during pain and pleasure, he alone is eligible for immortality

Pain Pleasure

He is full with contentment who absorbs all desires within, as the brimful ocean remains unmoved by …He is full with contentment who absorbs all desires within, as the brimful ocean remains unmoved by waters entering into it

Desire Philosophy Wisdom

Renunciants who are desireless and wrathless, mind-controlled, and Self-realized, are completely …Renunciants who are desireless and wrathless, mind-controlled, and Self-realized, are completely free both in this world and in the beyond.

Desire Freedom Self realization

Sense pleasures that arise from contact with the sense objects are ephemeral, they are begetters …Sense pleasures that arise from contact with the sense objects are ephemeral, they are begetters only of misery. No sage seeks happiness from them.

Philosophy Pleasure

The yogis who have conquered the mind rise above the dualities of cold and heat, joy and sorrow, …The yogis who have conquered the mind rise above the dualities of cold and heat, joy and sorrow, honor and dishonor. Such yogis remain tranquil and ever fully established in the Supreme Self

Mind Joy

He who is of purified intellect, who controls the mind and senses, feels his self as the …He who is of purified intellect, who controls the mind and senses, feels his self as the Self-existing in all beings.

Self realization

Those whose intellect is unattached everywhere, who have mastered the mind, and are free from …Those whose intellect is unattached everywhere, who have mastered the mind, and are free from desires by the practice of renunciation, attain the highest perfection of freedom from action

Freedom Mind Action

Those who are moderate in eating and recreation, balanced in work, and regulated in sleep, and …Those who are moderate in eating and recreation, balanced in work, and regulated in sleep, and remain awake will attain 'yoga'- the destroyer of suffering.

Work

Completely renouncing all desires arising from material thoughts, one should restrain the senses …Completely renouncing all desires arising from material thoughts, one should restrain the senses with the mind from all sides

Desire Mind Thought

Whenever and wherever the restless and unsteady mind wanders, one should bring it back and …Whenever and wherever the restless and unsteady mind wanders, one should bring it back and continually focus it on the self

Mind Meditation

That yogi stays forever in Me, who, anchored in divine unity whatever his mode of existence, …That yogi stays forever in Me, who, anchored in divine unity whatever his mode of existence, realizes Me as pervading all beings.

Undoubtedly the mind is fickle and unruly; but by yoga practice and by dispassion, the mind may …Undoubtedly the mind is fickle and unruly; but by yoga practice and by dispassion, the mind may nevertheless be controlled.

Philosophy Wisdom Mind

A performer of good actions never meets destruction. Whether in this world or in the beyond, he …A performer of good actions never meets destruction. Whether in this world or in the beyond, he falls not into evil plight

Evil Action

An eager student of even theoretical yoga is farther advanced than is a follower of the outward …An eager student of even theoretical yoga is farther advanced than is a follower of the outward scriptural rites

Whatever embodiment (a God-incarnate, a saint, or a deity) a devotee strives faithfully to worship, …Whatever embodiment (a God-incarnate, a saint, or a deity) a devotee strives faithfully to worship, it is I who make his devotion unflinching

Faith God

I am the Self in the heart of all creatures: I am their Origin, Existence, and …I am the Self in the heart of all creatures: I am their Origin, Existence, and Finality.

Heart Short

Those who neither rejoice in pleasures nor despair in sorrows, neither lament for any loss nor …Those who neither rejoice in pleasures nor despair in sorrows, neither lament for any loss nor hanker for any gain, who renounce both good & evil deeds, such persons are dear to me

Pleasure

When a man beholds all separate beings as existent in the One that has expanded Itself into the …When a man beholds all separate beings as existent in the One that has expanded Itself into the many, he then merges with Brahman

God

I am seated in the hearts of all living beings, and from Me come memory, knowledge, as well as …I am seated in the hearts of all living beings, and from Me come memory, knowledge, as well as forgetfulness.

God Heart Knowledge Memory

Lust, anger, and greed—these constitute the threefold gate of hell leading to the destruction of …Lust, anger, and greed—these constitute the threefold gate of hell leading to the destruction of the soul's welfare. The man should abandon these three

It is truly impossible for an embodied being to abandon actions completely, but he who relinquishes …It is truly impossible for an embodied being to abandon actions completely, but he who relinquishes the fruit of action is called a renunciant.

Action

Free from expectations and the sense of ownership, with mind and intellect fully controlled, they …Free from expectations and the sense of ownership, with mind and intellect fully controlled, they incur no sin, even though performing actions by one's body.

Mind Body

Just as a fire is covered by smoke, a mirror is masked by dust, and an embryo is concealed by the …Just as a fire is covered by smoke, a mirror is masked by dust, and an embryo is concealed by the womb; similarly, one's knowledge gets covered by desire

Desire Philosophy Knowledge

To the unmeditative, there is no tranquility. To the peaceless, how comes …To the unmeditative, there is no tranquility. To the peaceless, how comes happiness?

Happiness Peace Short Meditation

It is far better to perform one's natural prescribed duty, though tinged with faults than to …It is far better to perform one's natural prescribed duty, though tinged with faults than to perform another's prescribed duty, though perfectly.

There is no one who can remain without action even for a moment. Indeed, all beings are compelled …There is no one who can remain without action even for a moment. Indeed, all beings are compelled to act by their qualities(Gunas) born of material nature(Prakriti)

Nature Action

When a man completely relinquishes all desires of the mind and is entirely contented in the self, …When a man completely relinquishes all desires of the mind and is entirely contented in the self, by the self, he is then considered to be settled in wisdom

Desire Wisdom Mind

Giving up attachment, perform actions as a matter of duty, for by working without being attached to …Giving up attachment, perform actions as a matter of duty, for by working without being attached to the fruits, one attains the supreme bliss

Action

One who has restrained the senses from their objects is firmly established in …One who has restrained the senses from their objects is firmly established in wisdom.

Philosophy Short Wisdom

Brooding on sense objects causes attachment to them. Attachment creates craving; craving leads to …Brooding on sense objects causes attachment to them. Attachment creates craving; craving leads to anger

Desire

The ideas of heat & cold, pleasure & pain, are produced by the contact of the senses with their …The ideas of heat & cold, pleasure & pain, are produced by the contact of the senses with their objects. Such ideas are limited by a beginning & an end, they are transitory, bear them with patience

Philosophy Wisdom Pain Spirituality

The soul is neither born nor does it ever die, having never existed will it ever cease to be. The …The soul is neither born nor does it ever die, having never existed will it ever cease to be. The soul is birthless, eternal, changeless, immortal

Philosophy Soul

I am impartial toward all beings. To Me none is hateful, none is dear. But those who give Me their …I am impartial toward all beings. To Me none is hateful, none is dear. But those who give Me their heart's love are in Me, as I am in them

Heart Love

The soul that dwells in the bodies of all beings is immortal, Therefore do not …The soul that dwells in the bodies of all beings is immortal, Therefore do not mourn

Short Soul

Those devotees are very dear to Me who are free from malice toward all living beings, who are …Those devotees are very dear to Me who are free from malice toward all living beings, who are friendly, and compassionate.

Kindness Humanity

Among thousands of men, perhaps one strives for spiritual attainment; and, among the blessed true …Among thousands of men, perhaps one strives for spiritual attainment; and, among the blessed true seekers that assiduously try to reach Me, perhaps one perceives Me as I am.

Spirituality Self realization

There is nothing more fortunate for a warrior than a righteous …There is nothing more fortunate for a warrior than a righteous battle

He who is tranquil before friend and foe alike, and in encountering adoration and insult, and …He who is tranquil before friend and foe alike, and in encountering adoration and insult, and during the experiences of warmth and chill and of pleasure and suffering... that person is dear to Me

Friends Enemy Suffering Pleasure

Just as a person forsakes worn-out clothes and wears new clothes, the soul leaves the worn-out body …Just as a person forsakes worn-out clothes and wears new clothes, the soul leaves the worn-out body at the time of death and enters a new body

Death Soul Body

He who perceives Me everywhere and beholds everything in me never loses sight of me, nor do I ever …He who perceives Me everywhere and beholds everything in me never loses sight of me, nor do I ever lose sight of him

God

There is nothing higher than Me, or beyond Me. All things are strung to Me like a row of gems on a …There is nothing higher than Me, or beyond Me. All things are strung to Me like a row of gems on a thread.

God

The truly wise mourn neither for those who are living nor for those who have passed …The truly wise mourn neither for those who are living nor for those who have passed away

Short Wisdom

In whatever way people surrender unto me, I reciprocate with them accordingly. Everyone follows my …In whatever way people surrender unto me, I reciprocate with them accordingly. Everyone follows my path, knowingly or unknowingly

Spirituality

Even wise people act according to their natures, for all living beings are propelled by their …Even wise people act according to their natures, for all living beings are propelled by their natural tendencies. What will one gain by repression?

Nature Wisdom People

Those who see action in inaction and inaction in action are truly wise amongst humans. Although …Those who see action in inaction and inaction in action are truly wise amongst humans. Although performing all kinds of actions, they are yogis and masters of all their actions.

Action

Relinquishing attachment to the fruits of work, always contented, independent of material rewards, …Relinquishing attachment to the fruits of work, always contented, independent of material rewards, the wise do not perform any binding action even in the midst of activities

Freedom Wisdom Action

It is preferable to die in the discharge of one's duty than to follow the path of another, which is …It is preferable to die in the discharge of one's duty than to follow the path of another, which is fraught with danger.

That which is a night (of slumber) to all creatures is (luminous) wakefulness to the man of …That which is a night (of slumber) to all creatures is (luminous) wakefulness to the man of self-mastery. And what is wakefulness to ordinary men, that is a night to the divinely perceptive sage

Philosophy

Salvation is found by both renunciation and performance of the action. But of these two, the Yoga …Salvation is found by both renunciation and performance of the action. But of these two, the Yoga of action (Karma Yoga) is better than the renunciation of works.

Action

Just as a lotus leaf is unsullied by water, the yogi who performs actions, forswearing attachment …Just as a lotus leaf is unsullied by water, the yogi who performs actions, forswearing attachment and surrendering his actions to the Infinite, remains unbound by the sin

All activities are carried out by the three modes of material nature. But in ignorance, the soul, …All activities are carried out by the three modes of material nature. But in ignorance, the soul, deluded by false identification with the body, thinks itself to be the doer.

Nature Philosophy Soul Ignorance

Whatever a great person does, common people imitate. His actions set a standard for the people of …Whatever a great person does, common people imitate. His actions set a standard for the people of the world.

Action World People

Work must be done as a sacrifice to the Supreme Lord; otherwise, work causes bondage in this …Work must be done as a sacrifice to the Supreme Lord; otherwise, work causes bondage in this material world.

Work

Perform those actions that are obligatory, for action is better than inactivity; even simple …Perform those actions that are obligatory, for action is better than inactivity; even simple maintenance of thy body would be impossible through inaction.

Action

Free yourself from the triple qualities (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) and from the pairs of opposites, …Free yourself from the triple qualities (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) and from the pairs of opposites, eternally fixed in the truth, harboring no thoughts of receiving and keeping, be settled in the self

Philosophy Truth

Content with whatever gain comes of its own accord, and free from envy, the wise are beyond the …Content with whatever gain comes of its own accord, and free from envy, the wise are beyond the dualities of life. Being equipoised in success and failure, they are not bound by their actions

Failure Success

The senses are superior to the gross body, and superior to the senses is the mind. Beyond the mind …The senses are superior to the gross body, and superior to the senses is the mind. Beyond the mind is the intellect, and even beyond the intellect is the soul.

Soul Mind Body

The strong and turbulent senses can forcibly seize the mind even of a person with a high degree of …The strong and turbulent senses can forcibly seize the mind even of a person with a high degree of enlightenment and self-control.

Desire Mind

The soul is uncuttable, it cannot be burnt, dampened, or dried. The soul is immutable, …The soul is uncuttable, it cannot be burnt, dampened, or dried. The soul is immutable, all-pervading, eternal

Soul

Weapons cannot shred the soul, nor can fire burn it. Water cannot wet it, nor can the wind dry …Weapons cannot shred the soul, nor can fire burn it. Water cannot wet it, nor can the wind dry it.

Short Soul

Of the unreal, there is no existence. Of the real, there is no …Of the unreal, there is no existence. Of the real, there is no nonexistence.

Short Reality

Whenever there is a decline in righteousness and an increase in unrighteousness, at that time I …Whenever there is a decline in righteousness and an increase in unrighteousness, at that time I manifest myself on earth.

The soul passes from body to body as the body passes through childhood, youth, and old …The soul passes from body to body as the body passes through childhood, youth, and old age

Short Soul Body