Bhagavad Gita is one of the most popular and sacred philosophical texts. For any spiritual aspirant, Bhagavad Gita can answer any questions regarding life and emotional troubles.
Before the war of Mahabharata, Lord Krishna answers a lot of queries of Pandava Prince, Arjuna. Lord Krishna explains the secrets of the universe and the purpose of humankind to Arjuna.
Bhagavad Gita Quotes on Emotions
Bhagavad Gita also talks about life, religion, philosophy, and spirituality. Here is what Lord Krishna Says about human emotion on the battlefield of the Kurukshetra.
- Delivered from selfish attachment, fear, and anger, filled with me, surrendering themselves to me, purified in the fire of my being, many have reached the state of unity in me.
- Actions do not cling to me because I am not attached to their results. Those who understand this and practice it live in freedom.
- The wise see that there is action in the midst of inaction and inaction in the midst of the action. Their consciousness is unified, and every act is done with complete awareness.
- The process of offering is Brahman; that which is offered is Brahman. Brahman offers the sacrifice in the fire of Brahman. Brahman is attained by those who see Brahman in every action.
- The offering of wisdom is better than any material offering, Arjuna; for the goal of all work is spiritual wisdom.
- Approach those who have realized the purpose of life and question them with reverence and devotion; they will instruct you in this wisdom.
- Even if you were the most sinful of sinners, Arjuna, you could cross beyond all sin by the raft of spiritual wisdom.
- As the heat of fire reduces wood to ashes, the fire of knowledge burns to ashes all karma.
- Those who surrender to Brahman all selfish attachments are like the leaf of a lotus floating clean and dry in water. Sin cannot touch them.
- Those who renounce attachment in all their deeds live content in the “city of nine gates,” the body, as its master. They are not driven to act, nor do they involve others in action.
- Those who possess this wisdom have equal regard for all. They see the same Self in a spiritual aspirant and an outcast, in an elephant, a cow, and a dog.
- Pleasures conceived in the world of the senses have a beginning and an end and give birth to misery, Arjuna. The wise do not look for happiness in them. But those who overcome the impulses of lust and anger which arise in the body are made whole and live in joy. They find their joy, their rest, and their light completely within themselves. United with the Lord, they attain Nirvana in Brahman.
- Free from anger and selfish desire, unified in mind, those who follow the path of yoga and realize the Self-are established forever in that supreme state.
- Knowing me as the friend of all creatures, the Lord of the universe, the end of all offerings and all spiritual disciplines, they attain eternal peace.
- It is not those who lack energy or refrain from action, but those who work without expectation of reward who attain the goal of meditation.
- Those who cannot renounce attachment to the results of their work are far from the path.
- Reshape yourself through the power of your will; never let yourself be degraded by self-will. The will is the only friend of the Self, and the will is the only enemy of the Self.
- To those who have conquered themselves, the will is a friend. But it is the enemy of those who has not found the Self within them.
- The Supreme Reality stands revealed in the consciousness of those who have conquered themselves. They live in peace, alike in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, praise and blame.
- With all fears dissolved in the peace of the Self and all actions dedicated to Brahman, controlling the mind and fixing it on me, sit in meditation with me as your only goal.
- Arjuna, those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not succeed in meditation. But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation, will come to the end of sorrow through meditation.
- In the still mind, in the depths of meditation, the Self reveals itself. Beholding the Self by means of the Self, an aspirant knows the joy and peace of complete fulfillment.
- Wherever the mind wanders, restless and diffuse in its search for satisfaction without, lead it within; train it to rest in the Self.
- I am ever present to those who have realized me in every creature. Seeing all life as my manifestation, they are never separated from me.
- When a person responds to the joys and sorrows of others as if they were his own, he has attained the highest state of spiritual union.
- No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end, either here or in the world to come.
- Through constant effort over many lifetimes, a person becomes purified of all selfish desires and attains the supreme goal of life.
- Meditation is superior to severe asceticism and the path of knowledge. It is also superior to selfless service. May you attain the goal of meditation, Arjuna!
- Even among those who meditate, that man or woman who worships me with perfect faith, completely absorbed in me, is the most firmly established in yoga.
- With your mind intent on me, Arjuna, discipline yourself with the practice of yoga. Depend on me completely. Listen, and I will dispel all your doubts; you will come to know me fully and be united with me.
- The birth and dissolution of the cosmos itself take place in me. There is nothing that exists separate from me, Arjuna. The entire universe is suspended from me as my necklace of jewels.
- Arjuna, I am the taste of pure water and the radiance of the sun and moon. I am the sacred word and the sound heard in the air and the courage of human beings. I am the sweet fragrance in the earth and the radiance of fire; I am the life in every creature and the striving of the spiritual aspirant.
- My eternal seed, Arjuna, is to be found in every creature. I am the power of discrimination in those who are intelligent, and the glory of the noble. In those who are strong, I am the strength, free from passion and selfish attachment. I am desire itself if that desire is in harmony with the purpose of life.
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