Bhagavad Gita on Desire



Teachings from Bhagavad Gita on Desire

He who is able, while still here (in this world) to withstand, before the liberation from the body (death), the impulse born out of desire and anger, he is a YOGIN , he is a happy man. (5.23)

He should be known as a perpetual SAMNYASI who neither hates nor desires; for, free from the pairs-of-opposites, O Mighty-armed, he is easily set free from bondage. (5.3)

When a man completely casts off, O Partha, all the desires of the mind, and is satisfied in the Self by the Self, then is he said to be one of steady Wisdom. (2.55)

That man attains peace who, abandoning all desires, moves about without longing, without the sense of 'l-ness' and 'my-ness. ' (2.71)

Whose undertakings are all devoid of desires and purposes, and whose actions have been burnt by the Fire-of-Knowledge, him the "wise" call a Sage. (4.19)


He who neither rejoices, nor hates, nor grieves, nor desires, renouncing good and evil, full of devotion, is dear to Me. (12.7)