Top 10 Best Quotes from The Bhagavad-gita
Bhagavad-gita is the oldest scripture on earth, which is more than 5 thousand years old. It clearly explains the meaning of human life, explains the nature of the soul and its relationship with God, as well as who the Lord is. A person of any religion and any views will find in her something valuable for himself. Srila Prabhupada, a saint from India, who is in the disciplic succession coming from God, translated it into English and published it in all languages of the world.
- 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.
- 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.
- The meaning of Karma is in the intention. The intention behind action is what matters. Those who are motivated only by desire for the fruits of action are miserable, for they are constantly anxious about the results of what they do.
- Calmness, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and purity: these are the disciplines of the mind.
- Free from anger and selfish desire, unified in mind, those who follow the path of yoga and realize the Self are established forever in that supreme state.
- The senses are higher than the body, the mind higher than the senses; above the mind is the intellect, and above the intellect is the Atman. Thus, knowing that which is supreme, let the Atman rule the ego. Use your mighty arms to slay the fierce enemy that is selfish desire.
- When one’s mind dwells on the objects of Senses, fondness for them grows on him, from fondness comes desire, from desire anger.
- Anger leads to bewilderment, bewilderment to loss of memory of true Self, and by that intelligence is destroyed, and with the destruction of intelligence he perishes.
- It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.
- For the senses wander, and when one lets the mind follow them, it carries wisdom away like a windblown ship on the waters.