Bhagavad Gita Quotes


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Whenever dharma declines and the purpose of life is forgotten, I manifest myself on earth. I am born in every age to protect the good, to destroy evil, and to reestablish dharma.

There are three gates to this self-destructive hell: lust, anger, and greed. Renounce these three.

Those who worship other gods with faith and devotion also worship me, Arjuna, even if they do not observe the usual forms. I am the object of all worship, its enjoyer and Lord.

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.

You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction.

Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind. It was by such work that Janaka attained perfection; others too have followed this path.

You and I have passed through many births, Arjuna. You have forgotten, but I remember them all.

When a person responds to the joys and sorrows of others as if they were his own, he has attained the highest state of spiritual union.

No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end, either here or in the world to come.

The ignorant work for their own profit, Arjuna; the wise work for the welfare of the world, without thought for themselves.

Pleasure from the senses seems like nectar at first, but it is bitter as poison in the end. That which seems like poison at first, but tastes like nectar in the end – this is the joy of sattva, born of a mind at peace with itself.

Those who remember me at the time of death will come to me. Do not doubt this. Whatever occupies the mind at the time of death determines the destination of the dying; always they will tend toward that state of being.