Famous quotes from bhagavatgita
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1. Famous Quotes fromBhagavad-Gita 2. When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in awindless place. Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who alwaysdoubts. Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannotbe destroyed. A mans own self is his friend. A mans own self is his foe. Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grievenot for what is inevitable. (Attachment to the fruits of action) binds a person to continual rebirth. Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart - a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water - Iaccept with joy. 3. Those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will notsucceed in meditation. But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work andrecreation, will come to the end of sorrow through meditation. Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge ismeditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there followsimmediate peace. Balance of mind is called Yoga Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivateaction; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear andanger, the sage is forever free As a man can drink water from any side of a full tank, so the skilled theologian can wrestfrom any scripture that which will serve his purpose. 4. On action alone be thy interest... Never on its fruits... Let not the fruits of action be thymotive, Nor be thy attachment to inaction... For certain is death for the born... And certain is birth for the dead... Therefore over theinevitable Thou shouldst not grieve... Thinking about sense-objects Will attach you to sense-objects - Grow attached, andyou become addicted - Thwart your addiction, it turns to anger - Be angry, and youconfuse your mind - Confuse your mind, you forget the lesson of experience - Forgetexperience, you lose discrmination - Lose discrimination, and you miss lifes onlypurpose - (Miss lifes only purpose, and you think about sense-objects.) It is true that the mind is restless and difficult to control. But it can be conquered,Arjuna, through regular practice and detachment. Those who lack self-control will findit difficult to progress in meditation; but those who are self-controlled, strivingearnestly through the right means, will attain the goal.
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