Showing posts with label Bhagavad Gita. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bhagavad Gita. Show all posts

12 June 2014

Quote of the day: Destiny

"It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection"
Bhagavad Gita

20 July 2013

There was never a time when I did not exist

There was never a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor any being. Nor is there any future in which we shall cease to be. That which is non-existent can never come into being. That which is can never cease to be. That reality which pervades the universe is indestructible. No-one has the power to change the changeless.
Bhagavad Gita

14 May 2013

Restless mind

However often the restless mind may break loose and wander, he should rein it in and constantly bring it back to the self.
Bhagavad Gita

28 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

On action alone be thy interest,
Never on its fruits.
Let not the fruits of action be thy motive,
Nor be thy attachment to inaction.
Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2

27 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

For certain is death for the born
And certain is birth for the dead;
Therefore over the inevitable
Thou shouldst not grieve.
Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2

26 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

Communion with God
Devout men (Yogins) who are intent (thereon) see this (spirit) seated in themselves; but the senseless, whose minds are unformed, see it not.
Bhagavad Gita 15:11

25 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

Meekness
He whom the world troubles not, and who troubles not the world, who is free from the emotions of joy, wrath, and fear, is dear to Me. The man who is guileless, pure, upright, unconcerned, free from distress of mind, who renounces every enterprise and worships me, is dear to me. He who has neither delight nor aversion, who neither mourns nor desires, who renounces good and evil fortune, and worships me, is dear to me. He who is the same to friend and foe, and also in honour and dishonour, who is the same in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, who is wholly free from attatchment; To whom praise and blame are equal, who is silent, content with every fortune, home-renouncing, steadfast in mind, and worships me, that man is dear to me.
Bhagavad Gita 12:15-19

24 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

Humility
He who hates no single being, is friendly and compassionate, free from self-regard and vanity, the same in good and evil, patient; Contented, ever devout, subdued in soul, firm in purpose, fixed on me in heart and mind, and who worships me, is dear to me.
Bhagavad Gita 12:13-14

23 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

Purity of Heart
Whenever the wavering and unsteadfast heart wanders away, then so often let him subdue it and bring it back to the control of the soul; For supreme happiness comes to the Yogin whose heart is at rest, in whom passion is tranquilised, who is one with Brahma, and free from sin. The Yogin thus uniting his soul (to Brahman), who has ceased from sin, enjoys easily the boundless happiness of union with Brahman.
Bhagavad Gita 6:26-29

22 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

Charity
He that does everything for Me, whose supreme object I am, who worships Me, being free from attachment and without hatred to any creature, this man, Arjuna!, comes to Me.
Bhagavad Gita 11:55

21 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

Yearning for Divine Edification
Perseverance in (seeking to gain) the knowledge of the Supreme Spirit, and perception of the gain that comes from knowledge of the truth: This is called knowledge : all that is contrary to this is
ignorance.
Bhagavad Gita 13:11

19 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

Disdain for Material Things
Which is as poison in the beginning, but is like nectar in the end; that is declared to be "good" pleasure, born from the serenity of one's own mind. That which is like nectar in the beginning from the connection of the sense-object with the senses, but is as poison in the end, is held to be of "passion".
Bhagavad Gita 18:37-38

18 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

As a man can drink water from any side of a full tank, so the skilled theologian can wrest from any scripture that which will serve his purpose.
Bhagavad Gita

17 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

Living creatures are nourished by food, and food is nourished by rain; rain itself is the water of life, which comes from selfless worship and service.
Bhagavad Gita

16 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

The non permanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of summer and winter seasons.
Bhagavad Gita

15 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

He who, before he leaves his body, learns to surmount the promptings of desire and anger is a saint and is happy.
Bhagavad Gita

14 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins.
Bhagavad Gita

10 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action: The senses, the work, and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.
Bhagavad Gita

06 January 2011

Quote of the day ...

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.
Bhagavad Gita

14 May 2010

Quote of the day...

In karma yoga no effort is ever lost, and there is no harm. Even a little practice of this discipline protects one from greater fear (of birth and death).
Bhagavad Gita