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Bhagavad Gita Teachings

When a man thinks of objects, ‘attachment’ for them arises; from attachment ‘desire’ is born; from desire arises ‘anger’ (Chapter II, 62)

From anger comes delusion; from delusion ‘loss of memory’; from loss of memory the destruction of discrimination; from destruction of discrimination, he perishes. (Chapter II, 63)

Those who are free from pride and delusion.
Those who have conquered the evil attachments of this world.
Those whose desires and cravings have disappeared.
Those who are no longer bound by the pairs called pleasure and pain.
Those who abide perpetually in the Atman,
Reach that Eternal State which is changeless.
That state which the enlightened enter is My Supreme
Infinite Being, which is illuminated with Self-consciousness,
And not by the light of the sun, moon or fire.
Thus once he attains Me, there is no return. (Chapter XV, 5-6)

Sacrifice which involves knowledge of Brahman is superior to sacrifice which is ritualistic and only involves material offerings. In knowledge or enlightenment one finds the reward of all actions. (Chapter IV, verse 33)