Monday, November 21, 2011


Make Lord Krishna the charioteer of Your Life

Bhagavad Gita – I strongly believe – is not a religious Book belonging to any Particular religion. It is a Science from the most ancient Indian Tradition. It is applicable for all times – past, present and Future. This science encompasses most aspects of Human Living. It deals mostly with Life on earth in almost all of its shades – and comparatively very less with Life Beyond. The Life beyond depends, after all, on Life on earth. You can find answers to most of your life problems - in Gita.

Here are some of the Greatest quotes from the Gita – from Chapters.2 and 3. More will follow. They are made as succinct as possible keeping the meaning in tact – to make them suitable for reproduction in social media like twitter. There is need for spreading the wisdom of Gita worldwide – and readers may do their bit in this respect.

1) That man succeeds - who takes up KARMA YOGA, with his mind controlling his senses (but not merely closing them) - Gita. Ch.3.7
2) When Mind is dwelling on objects of attraction & Repulsion - mere closing of eyes, ears etc - is DELUSION and HYPOCRISY.- Gita. Ch.3.6
3) NONE can remain ACTIONLESS even for a MOMENT - because of SATHVA, RAJAS & TAMAS - the 3 GUNAs inherent in him - Gita.Ch.3.5
4) Your renunciation of ACTION - does not lead to PERFECTION or even to the state of ACTIONLESSNESS - Lord Krishna, Gita.Ch.3.4.
5) ACTIVE persons must pursue KARMA YOGA.DISCERNING ONES must pursue JNANA YOGA. Both paths are given by me.-Lord Krishna.Ch.3.3
6) If, as you say, KNOWLEDGE is better than ACTION -why do you ask me to FIGHT THIS WAR - Asks Arjuna to Lord Krishna -Gita.Ch.3.1.Karma Yoga
7) ABSOLUTE PEACE is his who conquers EGO and DESIRE - Gita. Ch.2.71
8) His wisdom is steady and permanent- who has absolute control over his senses and can restrain from sense objects at will - Gita. Ch.2.68
9) A man without sense-control has no DISCRIMINATION either. - Gita.Ch.2.67
10)         If Mind is not peaceful - there is neither HAPPINESS nor WISDOM - Gita.Ch.2.66
11)         For a Mind that is peaceful (without Attractions and Aversions) - there is no sorrow - Lord Krishna, Gita.
12)         If you Free your mind from ATTRACTIONS and AVERSIONS - your senses come under control and mind becomes absolutely peaceful -
13)         ANGER creates DELUSION - which creates CONFUSION - which ruins REASON - which leads to man's SELF DESTRUCTION - Gita.Ch.2.62
14)         THINKING too much of sense objects breeds ATTACHMENT, then DESIRE, and then ANGER(when U can't gain them fully)- Gita.Ch.2.62
15)         His wisdom is constant, whose senses are totally under his control - Gita.Ch.2.61
16)         Even the wisest man's mind is easily carried away by his excited senses -which have enormous power to enslave his mind -Krishna,Gita,Ch.2.60
17)         That Yogi is STHITHA PRAJNA whose total satisfaction is in his own self - without need for satisfying any desires-Gita.Ch.2.55
18)         When the Buddhi falls silent , unmoved by external noise of opinions - it gets into Samaadhi state easily and this is Yoga - Gita, Ch.2.53
19)         Work done with great skill is YOGA - Gita. Ch.2.50
20)         The one fixed in Yoga performs Action without attachment to success and failure - Gita.2.48
21)         Gita.2.47 really means that - Action is your Selection. But, Results are determined by Nature's Cause and Effect Laws - not you.
22)         You have all right for selecting Ur action-But not 4 its fruits. You are not producer of fruits of actions. But, you can't abstain from action-Gita.2.47
23)         To the Jnaani(enlightened one),Vedas are as useful as a Tankful of water, when all around there are huge floods-Lord Krishna,Gita, Ch.2.46
24)         A Kshatriya (valiant Solider) who flees from a righteous war incurs SIN and is looked down by Great Warriors- Gita.Ch.2.35
25)         A righteous war is the surest Gateway to heaven for a valiant soldier and must be welcome as such - Lord Krishna, Gita.Ch.2.32
26)         There is nothing more welcome for a Kshatriya (valiant Soldier) - than a righteous war - Lord Krishna, Gita, Ch,2,31
27)         Death is certain for the Born. Birth is certain fro the Dead. So, why lament? - Lord Krishna, Gita.Ch.2.27.Samkhya
28)         Body is like clothes. Wear new ones, they too become old & torn in time. Take them off & wear new ones.Why grieve-Gita.Ch.2.22
29)         He who remains balanced & steadfast in Pleasure & Pain and happiness & Sorrow - is Fit for immortality.-Lord Krishna,Gita,Ch.2.15
30)         The wise Grieve not - either for the ones already DEAD, or the ones who will - Lord Krishna, Gita, Ch..2.11. Sankhya Yoga
31)         Cowardice makes men impotent & is extremely demeaning. Drop it off and Do thy righteous war , O Arjuna - says Lord Krishna -Gita:Ch.2.3.

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  1. All the above mentioned quotations are from the first few chapters.But more deeper treasures of the knowledge are in the later chapters.
    Why to remain confined?

  2. Thanks for your comment. I accept your suggestion. I will be covering all chapters of Gita.

  3. sir with due respect let me suggest something. Pardon me if i am wrong. I think the 19th quote (ch:2:50) really means that action/karma done as yoga is great skill. Even a good theif performs his work with great skill but it is not yoga..... So work done as yoga is great skill..

    1. The type of Karma is very important in knowing whether it falls under Yoga or not. However some more explanation is needed here.

      YOGA is defined in different ways - depending on the context. Patanjali, for example, defines Yoga as "Chitta vritti Nirodha" - in the context of his Yoga Sutras.

      Yoga is actually the joining of You with Your own self. We are wandering away from ourself - all the time. If we can remain with / within our own self - lots of things happen in us. This process is Yoga.This UNION can be achieved through Jnana Yoga, Dhyana Yoga, Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. 4 Paths for same /similar purpose.

      When this UNION happens, a huge wisdom explodes in us. we destroy our IGNORANCE / Maya in total and settle in our true self - and this is called SATH- CHITH -ANANDA - BRAHMAN.

      Patanjali calls this as kaivalya.

      Coming back to this particular verse - YOGA , and not Karma, is defined here.

      Karma simply means action. What actions one can / must perform, what are its results are exhaustively detailed in Karma Yoga chapter of Gita and elsewhere. Karma is of 3 types. (1) That which is obligatory (2) That which is recommended (3) That which must be avoided.

      The obligatory and recommended Karmas only come within the scope of definition of Karma Yoga. As you rightly said - Nishiddha Karma ,however wonderfully performed, is not Yoga.

      Krishna eulogized EXCELLENCE in performance of one's DUTY - much better than modern day Management theorists. Throughout Mahabharat, this EXCELLENCE was specifically extolled.

      In such excellent performance of either obligatory or recommended duties - union of the wandering self with the real self happens very easily.

      There is no more the singer, but only the song; There is no more the dancer, but only the dance; there is not more sculptor, but only the sculpture - when this EXCELLENCE happens.

      I hope, this brief description explains this definition.

  4. Its true bhagwat geeta is like that it is one of the best books in the world .
    Everywhere in the world live the god