The Bhagavad Gita is a collection of scriptures that contain the spiritual discourse given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna just before he is to commence battle. The Gita, as it is popularly known, is a part of the Hindu epic, Mahabharata, written by the sage Ved Vyasa. Here we provide the best collection of bhagavad gita quotes.
Bhagavad Gita Quotes
The source of all mental agitation is your own mind.
The real potency of action is experienced only when you perform the selfless action.
The intellect helps to make the right choice. Develop it. Strengthen it.
Once you knock off desire and ego, you perform to your optimum capacity.
Some people spread happiness wherever they go, others create happiness wherever they go!
The key to happiness is the reduction of desires.
It is not difficult to find peace in peaceful circumstances. It needs the extraordinary character to retain peace in a disturbed environment.
In life, sorrow comes in the guise of pleasure and true happiness appears as sorrow.
Happiness is a state of mind and has nothing to do with the external world.
Future cannot be predicted. It can only be created.
The feeling of separation from the totality is created by none other than yourself.
Experiences that thrill on the first encounter, pall at the fiftieth.
Develop the right attitude towards your job and even the most mundane work becomes a source of joy.
Detachment can come only when you get attached to the higher, the highest being Atman.
Desire prevents you from obtaining as well as enjoying the world.
Anxiety for the fruit of action impedes your progress.
Anger is an aberration of desire.
A perfect person is one whose senses are under control.
Never does the doer of the good meet with misfortune.
Inspirational Bhagavad Gita Quotes
It is better to strive in one’s own dharma than to succeed in the dharma of another. Nothing is ever lost in following one’s own dharma. But competition in another’s dharma breeds fear and insecurity.—The Bhagavad Gita
I am ever present to those who have realized me in every creature. Seeing all life as my manifestation, they are never separated from me. They worship me in the hearts of all, and all their actions proceed from me. Wherever they may live, they abide in me.—The Bhagavad Gita
One should strive and employ oneself to uplift oneself. One should never dishonor oneself. The self is one’s friend as well as one’s enemy.—The Bhagavad Gita
He who has faith has wisdom;|Who lives in self-harmony,|Whose faith is his life;|And he who finds wisdom,|Soon finds the peace Supreme.—The Bhagavad Gita
Let a man lift himself by his own self alone, let him not lower himself; for this self alone is the friend of oneself and this self alone is the enemy of oneself.—The Bhagavad Gita
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.—The Bhagavad Gita
What the outstanding person does, others will try to do. The standards such people create will be followed by the whole world.—The Bhagavad Gita
Those who live in accordance with the divine laws|without complaining, firmly established in faith,|are released from karma. Those who violate these laws,|criticizing and complaining, are utterly deluded,|and are the cause of their own suffering.—The Bhagavad Gita
We all have been for all time…and we shall be for all time…As the Spirit of our mortal body wanders on in childhood, and youth and old age, the Spirit wanders on to a new body: of this the sage has no doubts.—The Bhagavad Gita
He who sees Me everywhere, and sees everything in Me, I am not lost to him, nor is he lost to me.—The Bhagavad Gita
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.—The Bhagavad Gita
The actions of a great man are an inspiration for others. Whatever he does becomes a standard for others to follow.—The Bhagavad Gita
In this world three gates lead to hell — the gates of passion, anger and greed. Released from these three qualities one can succeed in attaining salvation and reaching the highest goal.—The Bhagavad Gita
Sever the ignorant doubt in your heart with the sword of self-knowledge. Observe your discipline, arise.—The Bhagavad Gita
Strive to still your thoughts. Make your mind one-pointed in meditation.—The Bhagavad Gita
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.—The Bhagavad Gita
Bhagavad Gita Quotes On Life And Death
The three Gunas make up my divine Maya, difficult to overcome. But they cross over this Maya who takes refuge in me.
Some come to the spiritual life because of suffering, some in order to understand life; some come through a desire to achieve life’s purpose, and some come who are men and women of wisdom. Unwavering in devotion, always united with me, the man or woman of wisdom surpasses all the others.
After many births the wise seek refuge in me, seeing me everywhere and in everything. Such great souls are very rare.
The world, deluded, does not know that I am without birth and changeless. I know everything about the past, the present, and the future, Arjuna; but there is no one who knows me completely.
Delusion arises from the duality of attraction and aversion, Arjuna; every creature is deluded by these from birth.
Those who see me ruling the cosmos, who see me in the adhibhuta, the adhidaiva, and the adhiyajna, are conscious of me even at the time of death.
The Lord is the supreme poet, the first cause, the sovereign ruler, subtler than the tiniest particle, the support of all, inconceivable, bright as the sun, beyond darkness.
Remembering me at the time of death, close down the doors of the senses and place the mind in the heart. Then, while absorbed in meditation, focus all energy upwards to the head. Repeating in this state the divine name, the syllable Om that represents the changeless Brahman, you will go forth from the body and attain the supreme goal.
I am easily attained by the person who always remembers me and is attached to nothing else. Such a person is a true yogi, Arjuna.
Every creature in the universe is subject to rebirth, Arjuna, except the one who is united with me.
The six months of the northern path of the sun, the path of light, of fire, of day, of the bright fortnight, leads knowers of Brahman to the supreme goal. The six months of the southern path of the sun, the path of smoke, of night, of the dark fortnight, leads other souls to the light of the moon and to rebirth.
Under my watchful eye, the laws of nature take their course. Thus is the world set in motion; thus the animate and the inanimate are created.
I am the ritual and the sacrifice; I am true medicine and the mantram. I am the offering and the fire which consumes it, and the one to whom it is offered.
I am the father and mother of this universe, and its grandfather too; I am its entire support. I am the sum of all knowledge, the purifier, the syllable Om; I am the sacred scriptures, the Rig, Yajur, and Sama Vedas.
I am the goal of life, the Lord, and support of all, the inner witness, the abode of all. I am the only refuge, the one true friend; I am the beginning, the staying, and the end of creation; I am the womb and the eternal seed.
Those who follow the rituals given in the Vedas, who offer sacrifices and take soma, free themselves from evil and attain the vast heaven of the gods, where they enjoy celestial pleasures. When they have enjoyed these fully, their merit is exhausted and they return to this land of death. Thus observing Vedic rituals but caught in an endless chain of desires, they come and go.
Those who worship me and meditate on me constantly, without any other thought – I will provide for all their needs.
Those who worship the devas will go to the realm of the devas; those who worship their ancestors will be united with them after death. Those who worship phantoms will become phantoms, but my devotees will come to me. Those who worship the devas will go to the realm of the devas; those who worship their ancestors will be united with them after death. Those who worship phantoms will become phantoms, but my devotees will come to me.
Fill your mind with me; love me; serve me; worship me always. Seeking me in your heart, you will, at last, be united with me.
All the scriptures lead to me; I am their author and their wisdom.