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Simple But Effective Quotes From Bhagavad Gita

A collection of simple but very effective quotes from the Bhagavad Gita.

Hell has three doors – lust, rage, and greed.

As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of self knowledge reduces all karma to ashes.

For one who has been honored, dishonor is worse than death.

A mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.

He who actually loves even those that do not love him in return is compassionate.

A man consists of the faith that is in him. Whatever your faith is, you are.

There is no purifier like knowledge in this world: time makes one find himself in his heart.

The raft of knowledge ferries the worst sinner to safety.

When one has no lust, no hatred, a man walks safely among the things of lust and hatred.

The Self is unmanifested, beyond all thought and beyond all change; knowing this, you should not grieve.

Death is inevitable for the living; birth is inevitable for the dead. Since these are unavoidable, you should not grieve.

Just as a reservoir is of little use to people when the country is flooded all around, so the scriptures are of little use to the illumined man or woman, who sees the Lord everywhere.

They live in wisdom who see themselves in all and all in them, whose love for the Lord of Love has consumed every selfish desire and sense craving tormenting the heart.

There is no existence for the unreal, and the Real never ceases to be. Thus, the Knowers of Truth have ascertained the nature of what is real and what is unreal.

The Indweller in the body of everyone is ever indestructible, O Arjuna. Therefore you should not grieve over any living being.

That alone by which all this is pervaded is imperishable, because no one can destroy that Immutable Reality.

The Self is eternal, indestructible, but these bodies which inhabit the embodied Self are perishable.


The wise know that the true meaning of tyaga or renunciation is to renounce the mentality of ownership.

Living as a true sanyasi means living without selfish intent.

Some say duty itself should be abandoned, but that is not my (Bhagavan Sri Krishna) opinion.

Neglecting meaningful duty on some illusory pretext is tamasic renunciation.

Giving up duty as troublesome or painful is rajasic.

Renouncing only the results of duty but still performing duty – that renunciation alone is sattvic.

– Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 18 verses 2 to 9)