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6 Bhagavad Gita Quotes

In the middle of a battlefield, Arjuna, the great warrior was struck with the dilemma of how to battle his own kin; his relatives, his teacher and the head of his family. Bhagavad Gita, is the sacred conversation between Arjuna and his charioteer which silenced the ever worrying mind of Arjuna. The philosophy of life shared by the Lord has become one of the most inspirational texts. Whether religious or not, whether spiritual or not, these pearls of wisdom are sure to find a home in your head and heart.

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You have the right to action, but, not to the fruits of your action

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This is one the famous and often used citation from the Gita. Lord Krishna, in the simplest yet powerful manner explains to Arjuna that in this game called Life, one only has the right to perform his duties and responsibilities. He has no right on the fruits his actions bear. Instead, keeping smiling the same way whether you succeed or fail.

Choose to live your destiny imperfectly rather than imitating somebody else’s life perfectly

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Another profound saying from the Gita. We,often in our heads, perfect or correct other’s actions. Gita advises us differently. In this world, where everyone else is taken, choose to be yourself. Do not spend your life correcting others or living somebody else’s life.

No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end, either here or in the world to come

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It is only human to feel that the good deeds we need have not brought any wonders in our lives. Do not lose sleep for that. Krishna says-rise above that and realize that good work will come back to you. It will take its own time, but will come back. It’s like planting trees; a mango tree will take a few years to bear fruits while a rose plant will blossom in few days time.

It is Nature that causes all movement. Deluded by the ego, some harbor the perception that says “I did it”

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Doership or feeling that “I did it” is often the reason for conflict. These days, almost every industry is caught in the clutches of the credit-seeking game. Many a friendships, businesses, partnerships and good deeds lost their charm in the race to get name and fame. Performing your duties with ego or doership can bring harmony and peace in the world.

When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering, like the flame of a lamp in a windless place

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Even science has proved how meditation helps us cope with stress and remain calm during difficult times. When one get established in meditation, his will becomes undying and his thoughts become still and clear. The restless mind can be brought to rest with this practice.

Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life.

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Service is another important pillar in life. When we selflessly contribute to the welfare of others with not only uplift them but also uplift our own state of mind. Krishna says- Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind. Service can bring the contentment and satisfaction when other things fail.

Spread over 18 chapter and more than 700 verses, the Gita leaves behind a message of love, service, devotion, action and much more. A text that inspires every mind in ways one can’t even fathom. Which quote from the Bhagavad Gita inspires you the most?

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