146+ Best Bhagavad Gita Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the epic. Profoundly inspirational Bhagavad Gita quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Scarcely one out of thousands of persons strives for perfection of Self-realization. – Bhagavad Gita

A person is said to have attained yogic perfection when there is no desire for sensual pleasures, or attachment to the fruits of work, and has renounced all personal selfish motives. – Bhagavad Gita

Those who cannot renounce attachment to the results of their work are far from the path. – Bhagavad Gita

The wise grieve neither for the living nor for the dead. There was never a time when you and I and all the kings gathered here have not existed and nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist. – Bhagavad Gita

The egoistic man thinks, I am the doer. In reality Prakriti does everything. A Jnani who remains as a silent witness and who knows the essence of the division of the quality and functions is not bound. – Bhagavad Gita

Calmness, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and purity: these are the disciplines of the mind. – Bhagavad Gita

The brightness of the sun, which lights up the world, the brightness of the moon and of fire – these are my glory. – Bhagavad Gita

The actions of a great man are an inspiration for others. Whatever he does becomes a standard for others to follow. – Bhagavad Gita

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is. – Bhagavad Gita

O Krishna, the stillness of divine union which you describe is beyond my comprehension. How can the mind, which is so restless, attain lasting peace? Krishna, the mind is restless, turbulent, powerful, violent; trying to control it is like trying to tame the wind. – Bhagavad Gita

Blessed is the human birth; even the dwellers in heaven desire this birth; for true knowledge and pure love may be attained only by a human being. – Bhagavad Gita

Just remember that I am, and that I support the entire cosmos with only a fragment of my being. – Bhagavad Gita

He is not elevated by good fortune or depressed by bad. His mind is established in God, and he is free from delusion. – Bhagavad Gita

My true being is unborn and changeless. I am the Lord who dwells in every creature. Through the power of my own maya, I manifest myself in a finite form. – Bhagavad Gita

For him who has no concentration, there is no tranquility. – Bhagavad Gita

You and I have passed through many births, Arjuna. You have forgotten, but I remember them all. – Bhagavad Gita

They live in wisdom who see themselves in all and all in them, who have renounced every selfish desire and sense-craving tormenting the heart. – Bhagavad Gita

I am delighted by beholding that which has never been seen before, and yet my mind is tormented with fear. – Bhagavad Gita

In this world three gates lead to hell the gates of passion, anger and greed. Released from these three qualities one can succeed in attaining salvation and reaching the highest goal. – Bhagavad Gita

Whatever the state of being that a man may focus upon at the end, when he leaves his body, to that state of being he will go. – Bhagavad Gita

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

The offering of wisdom is better than any material offering, Arjuna; for the goal of all work is spiritual wisdom. – Bhagavad Gita

Yoga is difficult for the one whose mind is not subdued. – Bhagavad Gita

That which seems like poison at first, but tastes like nectar in the end – this is the joy of sattva, born of a mind at peace with itself. – Bhagavad Gita

He who has faith has wisdom;Who lives in self-harmony,Whose faith is his life;And he who finds wisdom,Soon finds the peace Supreme. – Bhagavad Gita

Pleasure from the senses seems like nectar at first, but it is bitter as poison in the end. – Bhagavad Gita

I am easily attainable, O Arjuna, by that ever steadfast yogi who always thinks of Me and whose mind does not go elsewhere. – Bhagavad Gita

When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them; attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger. – Bhagavad Gita

What is LifeLife is an Adventure … Dare itLife is a Beauty … Praise itLife is a Challenge … Meet itLife is a Duty … Perform itLife is a Love … Enjoy itLife is a Tragedy … Face itLife is a Struggle … Fight itLife is a Promise … Fulfill itLife is a Game … Play itLife is a Gift … Accept itLife is a Journey … Complete itLife is a Mystery … Unfold itLife is a Goal … Achieve itLife is an Opportunity … Take itLife is a Puzzle … Solve itLife is a Song … Sing itLife is a Sorrow … Overcome itLife is a Spirit … Realize it. – Bhagavad Gita

Whatever you do, make it an offering to methe food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering. – Bhagavad Gita

Let the yogi seated in solitude and alone having mind and senses under control and free from desires and attachments for possessions, try constantly to contemplate on the Supreme Self. – Bhagavad Gita

The peace of God is with them whose mind and soul are in harmony, who are free from desire and wrath, who know their own soul. – Bhagavad Gita

Anything in this world can be achieved or overcome through the Power of will – Bhagavad Gita

All created beings are unmanifest in their beginning, manifest in their interim state, and unmanifest again when they are annihilated. So what need is there for lamentation? – Bhagavad Gita

When a person is devoted to something with complete faith, I unify his faith in that. Then, when his faith his completely unified, he gains the object of his devotion. – Bhagavad Gita

Our own mind acts like an Enemy if we do not control it. – Bhagavad Gita

One does not attain freedom from the bondage of Karma by merely abstaining from work. No one attains perfection by merely giving up work. – Bhagavad Gita

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. – Bhagavad Gita

Lust, anger and greed are the three doors to self-destructive hell. – Bhagavad Gita

The mind alone is one’s friend as well as one’s enemy. – Bhagavad Gita

Mentally offering all actions to Me, be devoted to Me. Resorting to equanimity, always fix your mind on Me. – Bhagavad Gita

As you put on fresh new clothes and take off those you’ve worn, You’ll replace your body with a fresh one, newly born. – Bhagavad Gita

The soul who meditates on the Self is content to serve the Self and rests satisfied within the Self; there remains nothing more for him to accomplish. – Bhagavad Gita

Fill your mind with me; love me; serve me; worship me always. Seeking me in your heart, you will at last be united with me. – Bhagavad Gita

To those who have conquered themselves, the will is a friend. But it is the enemy of those who have not found the Self within them. – Bhagavad Gita

The person whose mind is always free from attachment, who has subdued the mind and senses, and who is free from desires, attains the supreme perfection of freedom from Karma through renunciation. – Bhagavad Gita

A person whose mind is unattached to sensual pleasures, who discovers the joy of the Self, and whose mind is in union with Brahman through meditation, enjoys eternal bliss. – Bhagavad Gita

It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection. – Bhagavad Gita

Arjuna said: O Krishna, You have said that yoga of meditation is characterized by the equanimity (of mind), but, due to restlessness of mind I do not perceive the steady state of mind. – Bhagavad Gita

He who wherever he goes is attached to no person and to no place by ties of flesh; who accepts good and evil alike, neither welcoming the one nor shrinking from the other – take it that such a one has attained Perfection. – Bhagavad Gita

Learn from Me briefly, O Arjuna, how one who has attained such perfection realizes Brahman, the supreme state of knowledge. – Bhagavad Gita

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. – Bhagavad Gita

That one is dear to me who runs not after the pleasant or away from the painful, grieves not, lusts not, but lets things come and go as they happen. – Bhagavad Gita

Anger leads to bewilderment, bewilderment to loss of memory of true Self, and by that intelligence is destroyed, and with the destruction of intelligence he perishes. – Bhagavad Gita

Supreme bliss comes to a Self-realized yogi whose mind is tranquil, whose desires are under control, and who is free from sin. – Bhagavad Gita

A Self-realized person who is free from lust and anger, and who has subdued the mind and senses easily attains nirvana. – Bhagavad Gita

Your right is only to perform your duty. You do not have right to expect any consequences there of.You should neither be motivated by the fruits of your action, nor should they encourage you to be inactive. – Bhagavad Gita

The embodied soul is eternal in existence, indestructible, and infinite, only the material body is factually perishable. – Bhagavad Gita

One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus is untouched by water. – Bhagavad Gita

Whenever dharma declines and the purpose of life is forgotten, I manifest myself on earth. I am born in every age to protect the good, to destroy evil, and to reestablish dharma. – Bhagavad Gita

If you perform the sacrifice of doing your duty, you do not have to do anything else. Devoted to duty, man attains perfection.Topics: Failure, Doing, Perfection – Bhagavad Gita

I am heat; I give and withhold the rain. I am immortality and I am death; I am what is and what is not. – Bhagavad Gita

No purifier equals knowledge, and in time the man of perfect discipline discovers this in his own spirit. – Bhagavad Gita

All the scriptures lead to me; I am their author and their wisdom. – Bhagavad Gita

Those who live in accordance with the divine lawswithout complaining, firmly established in faith,are released from karma. Those who violate these laws,criticizing and complaining, are utterly deluded,and are the cause of their own suffering. – Bhagavad Gita

Because the fool wants to become God, He never finds him. The master is already God, Without ever wishing to be. – Bhagavad Gita

That one I love who is incapable of ill will, and returns love for hatred. Living beyond the reach of I and mind, and of pain and pleasure, full of mercy, contented, self-controlled, with all his heart and all his mind given to Me / with such a one I am in love. – Bhagavad Gita

The ignorant work for their own profit, Arjuna; the wise work for the welfare of the world, without thought for themselves. – Bhagavad Gita

They all attain perfection When they find joy in their work. – Bhagavad Gita

As a lamp in a spot sheltered from the wind does not flicker, this simile is used for the subdued mind of a yogi practicing meditation on Brahman. – Bhagavad Gita

I am time, the destroyer of all; I have come to consume the world. – Bhagavad Gita

For the senses wander, and when one lets the mind follow them, it carries wisdom away like a windblown ship on the waters. – Bhagavad Gita

Never the spirit was born; the spirit shall cease to be never; Never was time it was not; End and Beginning are dreams! Birthless and deathless and changeless remaineth the spirit forever; Death hath not touched it at all, dead though the house of it seems. – Bhagavad Gita

Those who are interested in self-realization, in terms of mind and sense control, offer the functions of all the senses, as well as the vital force (breath), as oblations into the fire of the controlled mind. – Bhagavad Gita

Let the motive be in the deed and not in the event. Be not one whose motive for action is the hope of reward.Topics: Events, Results – Bhagavad Gita

One should strive and employ oneself to uplift oneself. One should never dishonor oneself. The self is one’s friend as well as one’s enemy. – Bhagavad Gita

The immature think that knowledge and action are different, but the wise see them as the same. – Bhagavad Gita

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

Therefore, focus your mind on Me alone and let your intellect dwell upon Me through meditation and contemplation. Thereafter you shall certainly come to Me. – Bhagavad Gita

The serenity of mind, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and the purity of mind are called the austerity of thought. – Bhagavad Gita

Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps, and whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues. – Bhagavad Gita

Sever the ignorant doubt in your heart with the sword of self-knowledge. Observe your discipline, arise. – Bhagavad Gita

He who sees Me everywhere, and sees everything in Me, I am not lost to him, nor is he lost to me. – Bhagavad Gita

In My opinion, yoga is difficult for the one whose mind is not subdued. However, yoga is attainable by the person of subdued mind by striving through proper means. – Bhagavad Gita

You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. – Bhagavad Gita

We all have been for all time…and we shall be for all time…As the Spirit of our mortal body wanders on in childhood, and youth and old age, the Spirit wanders on to a new body: of this the sage has no doubts. – Bhagavad Gita

The senses are higher than the body, the mind higher than the senses; above the mind is the intellect, and above the intellect is the Atman. Thus, knowing that which is supreme, let the Atman rule the ego. Use your mighty arms to slay the fierce enemy that is selfish desire. – Bhagavad Gita

Sitting and concentrating the mind on a single object, controlling the thoughts and the activities of the senses, let the yogi practice meditation for self-purification. – Bhagavad Gita

I am the beginning, middle, and end of creation. – Bhagavad Gita

Those who are devoid of attachment, whose mind is fixed in knowledge, all deeds of such liberated persons dissolves away. – Bhagavad Gita

Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good. – Bhagavad Gita

Everything has been accomplished in this very life by those whose mind is set in equality. – Bhagavad Gita

There is more happiness in doing one’s own (path) without excellence than in doing another’s (path) well. – Bhagavad Gita

Salvation of the DawnLook to this day,For it is life,The very life of life.In its brief course lie all the truthsAnd realities of your existence;The bliss of growthThe glory of action, andThe splendor of beauty;For yesterday is but a dreamAnd tomorrow is only a vision,But today well lived makesEvery yesterday a dream of happinessAnd every tomorrow a vision of hope.Look well, therefore, to this day.Such is the salvation of the dawn. – Bhagavad Gita

No one attains perfection by merely giving up work. – Bhagavad Gita

Free from desires, mind and senses under control, renouncing all proprietorship, doing mere bodily action, one does not incur sin (or Karmic reaction). – Bhagavad Gita

Set thy heart upon thy work but never its reward. – Bhagavad Gita

Strive to still your thoughts. Make your mind one-pointed in meditation. – Bhagavad Gita

Endowed with purified intellect, subduing the mind with resolve, turning away from sound and other objects of the senses, giving up likes and dislikes. – Bhagavad Gita

As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes. – Bhagavad Gita

One attains the highest perfection by devotion to one’s natural work. Listen to Me how one attains perfection while engaged in natural work. – Bhagavad Gita

The power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument. – Bhagavad Gita

The meaning of Karma is in the intention. The intention behind action is what matters. Those who are motivated only by desire for the fruits of action are miserable, for they are constantly anxious about the results of what they do. – Bhagavad Gita

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. – Bhagavad Gita

One attains peace in whose mind all desires enter without creating any disturbance, as river waters enter the full ocean without creating a disturbance. One who desires material objects is never peaceful. – Bhagavad Gita

What the outstanding person does, others will try to do. The standards such people create will be followed by the whole world. – Bhagavad Gita

We are kept from our goal not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal. – Bhagavad Gita

Change is the law of the universe. You can be a millionaire or a pauper in an instant. – Bhagavad Gita

Even if you were the most sinful of sinners, Arjuna, you could cross beyond all sin by the raft of spiritual wisdom. – Bhagavad Gita

As the soul experiences in this body childhood, youth, and old age, so also it acquires another body; the sage in this is not deluded. – Bhagavad Gita

However men try to reach me, I return their love with my love; whatever path they may travel, it leads to me in the end. – Bhagavad Gita

At the beginning of time I declared two paths for the pure heart: jnana yoga, the contemplative path of spiritual wisdom, and karma yoga, the active path of selfless service. – Bhagavad Gita

Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear and anger, the sage is forever free. – Bhagavad Gita

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. They worship me in the hearts of all, and all their actions proceed from me. Wherever they may live, they abide in me. – Bhagavad Gita

A sinless yogi, who constantly engages the mind with the Self, easily enjoys the infinite bliss of contact with Brahman. – Bhagavad Gita

This divine illusion of Mine, caused by the qualities, is hard to pierce; they who come to Me, they cross over this illusion. – Bhagavad Gita

Actions do not cling to me because I am not attached to their results. Those who understand this and practice it live in freedom. – Bhagavad Gita

It is both near and far, both within and without every creature; it moves and is unmoving. In its subtlety it is beyond comprehension. It is invisible, yet appears divided in separate creatures. Know it to be the creator, the preserver, and the destroyer. Dwelling in every heart, it is beyond darkness. It is called the light of the lights, the object and goal of knowledge, and knowledge itself. – Bhagavad Gita

Hold the waist, spine, chest, neck, and head erect, motionless and steady, fix the eyes and the mind steadily between the eye brows, and do not look around. – Bhagavad Gita

All works are being done by the energy and power of nature, but due to delusion of ego people assume themselves to be the doer. – Bhagavad Gita

Because the mind, indeed, is very unsteady, turbulent, powerful, and obstinate, O Krishna. I think restraining the mind is as difficult as restraining the wind. – Bhagavad Gita

Restless senses, O Arjuna, forcibly carry away the mind of even a wise person striving for perfection. – Bhagavad Gita

Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed. – Bhagavad Gita

It is better to strive in one’s own dharma than to succeed in the dharma of another. Nothing is ever lost in following one’s own dharma. But competition in another’s dharma breeds fear and insecurity. – Bhagavad Gita

There are three gates to this self-destructive hell: lust, anger, and greed. Renounce these three. – Bhagavad Gita

Those who possess this wisdom have equal regard for all. They see the same Self in a spiritual aspirant and an outcaste, in an elephant, a cow, and a dog. – Bhagavad Gita

When one’s mind dwells on the objects of Senses, fondness for them grows on him, from fondness comes desire, from desire anger. – Bhagavad Gita

I am death, which overcomes all, and the source of all beings still to be born. – Bhagavad Gita

A person is said to have achieved yoga, the union with the Self, when the perfectly disciplined mind gets freedom from all desires, and becomes absorbed in the Self alone. – Bhagavad Gita

I am the goal of life, the Lord and support of all, the inner witness, the abode of all. I am the only refuge, the one true friend; I am the beginning, the staying, and the end of creation; I am the womb and the eternal seed. I am heat; I give and withhold the rain. I am immortality and I am death; I am what is and what is not. – Bhagavad Gita

Faithful, intent, his senses subdued, he gains knowledge; gaining knowledge, he soon finds perfect peace. – Bhagavad Gita

By always keeping the mind fixed on the Self, the yogi whose mind is subdued attains peace of the Supreme nirvana by uniting with Me. – Bhagavad Gita

Let a man lift himself by his own self alone, let him not lower himself; for this self alone is the friend of oneself and this self alone is the enemy of oneself. – Bhagavad Gita

Every creature in the universe is subject to rebirth, Arjuna, except the one who is united with me. – Bhagavad Gita

Therefore, always remember Me and do your duty. You shall certainly attain Me if your mind and intellect are fixed on Me. – Bhagavad Gita

Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable. – Bhagavad Gita

Little by little, through patience and repeated effort, the mind will become stilled in the Self. – Bhagavad Gita

There are two ways of passing from this world – one in light and one in darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back; but when one passes in darkness, he returns. – Bhagavad Gita

One who has control over the mind is tranquil in heat and cold, in pleasure and pain, and in honor and dishonor; and is ever steadfast with the Supreme Self. – Bhagavad Gita

When your mind becomes fixed on Me, you shall overcome all difficulties by My grace. But, if you do not listen to Me due to ego, you shall perish. – Bhagavad Gita

A Karma-yogi whose mind is pure, whose mind and senses are under control, and who sees one and the same Self in all beings, is not bound (by Karma) though engaged in work. – Bhagavad Gita

They, whose mind and intellect are absorbed in the Self, who remain firmly attached with the Self, who have Self as their supreme goal, whose sins have been destroyed by the knowledge, do not take birth again. – Bhagavad Gita

The disunited mind is far from wise; how can it meditate? How be at peace? When you know no peace, how can you know joy? – Bhagavad Gita

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. – Bhagavad Gita

The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace. – Bhagavad Gita

Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life. Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind. – Bhagavad Gita