Bhagvad Gita


Bhagvad Gita is in news nowadays for reasons which are very unfortunate in nature. A Russian court is currently witnessing a trial which might ban the great book from Russia. Bhagvad Gita is the very basis and gist of the values on which the foundation of the Great Indian Civilization has been nurtured. Please note that India, in the last 5000 – 7000 years, has never attacked or invaded any country. I wonder how many countries can boost of such a record.

Many great souls – freedom fighters, scientists, philosophers have taken inspiration from this great book which has only helped to move the civilization of MANKIND forward.

Here are a few of my favourite quotes from this book:

1) “The wise sees knowledge and action as one; they see truly”

2) “Sever the ignorant doubt in your heart with the sword of self-knowledge. Observe your discipline. Arise.”

3) “In battle, in the forest, at the precipice in the mountains, On the dark great sea, in the midst of javelins and arrows, In sleep, in confusion, in the depths of shame, The good deeds a man has done before defend him”

4) “The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.”

5) “Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed”

6) “To the illumined man or woman, a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same.”

7) “Unnatural work produces too much stress.”

8) “Hypocrisy, arrogance, pride, anger, harshness, and ignorance; these are the marks of those who are born with demonic qualities, O Arjuna.”

9) A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return”

10) “There is nothing lost or wasted in this life.”

Source of Quotes : http://www.thinkexist.com

And here are a few quotes on Bhagvad Gita by famous personalities in various field of human excellence :

1) When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.”  –  Albert Einstein

2) The Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions.” ~ Dr. Albert Schweizer

3) The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.” ~ Aldous Huxley

4) The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization.” ~ Rishi Aurobindo

5) The idea that man is like unto an inverted tree seems to have been current in by gone ages. The link with Vedic conceptions is provided by Plato in his Timaeus in which it states…” behold we are not an earthly but a heavenly plant.” ~ Carl Jung

6) In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny and trivial.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

7) The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of lifes wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.” ~ Herman Hesse

8) When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

9) The Bhagavad-Gita deals essentially with the spiritual foundation of human existence. It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe.” ~ Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

10) In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad-Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it.” ~ Rudolph Steiner

11) From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad-Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures.” ~ Aadya Shankaracharya

11) The secret of karma yoga which is to perform actions without any fruitive desires is taught by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita.” ~ Vivekananda

Source for the quotes by famous personalities : http://www.about.com

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About Sumukh Naik

Namaste! Greetings from India! I am Author of 'Age Of Hiblisk', voracious reader & Human Resources professional. I like to keep things simple, very down to earth and believes in the message of spreading love and peace. My blogs are a reflection of the world around me. Please visit www.facebook.com/AgeOfHiblisk for more details 'Age Of Hiblisk' (Hardcopy / Kindle ) can be purchased at DISCOUNTED rates from: www.amazon.com / www.amazon.in www.apkpublishers.com (For Indian and Non Indian residents) www.flipkart.com I also define myself as a 'Soul Explorer'
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2 Responses to Bhagvad Gita

  1. Harish says:

    hi really nice article ….just one thng to be changed as its Aadya shankaracharya…and nt as adi sankara

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