IMPACTFUL QUOTES FROM THE BHAGAVAD GITA – PART 1

 

The wisdom of Bhagavad Gita is age-old.  Bhagavad Gita ascribed to Ved Vyas is written in Sanskrit contains 700 verses. It is  a book of Hindu scriptures often call as the epic.

 

Heer Khant

The Bhagavad Gita, as believed by scholars, contains the answers to all the problems in life and is one of the most important books to know more about the history of India, warfare, human psychology and logic. Verses from the Bhagavad Gita are relevant even today. Here are a few verses that can open our eyes to the bigger truths.

1. CHAPTER ONE, VERSE 44

Aho bata mahat papam kartum vyavasita vayam

Yad rajya-sukha-lobhena hantum sva-janam udyatah

Alas, how strange it is that we are preparing to commit greatly sinful acts, driven by the desire to enjoy royal happiness we are intent on killing our own kinsmen.

2. CHAPTER TWO, VERSE 11

Sri-bhagavan uvach: asocyan anvasocas tvam prajna-vadams ca bhasase

Gatasun agatasums ca nanusocanti panditah

God said: While speaking learned words, you are mourning for what is not worth of grief. Those who are wise lament neither for the living nor for the dead.

3. CHAPTER TWO, VERSE 15

Yam hi na vyathayanty ete purusam purusarsabha

Sama-duhkha-sukham dhiram so mrtatvaya kalpate

O best among men (addressing Arjun), the person who is not disturbed by happiness and pain and is steady in both the situations is eligible for liberation.

4. CHAPTER TWO, VERSE 22

Vasamsi jirnani yatha vihaya, navani grhnati naro parani

Tatha sarirani vihaya jirnany, anyani samyati navani dehi

Like a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new bodies, giving up the old ones.

5.  CHAPTER TWO, VERSE 47

Karmany evadhikaras te ma phalesu kadachana

Ma karma-phala-hetur bhur ma te sango stv akarmani

You have a right to perform your duty but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your actions and never be attached to not doing your duty.

 

These five verses, touch upon subjects of life and death, duty, soul and conscience and teach lessons that we can incorporate in our everyday life.

 

 

 

 

Heer Khant
Heer Khant

Traveller | Writer | Photographer | Maverick | Social Worker | Lawyer | A freedom-loving woman for whom words are like wings to her soul. She believes in aliens, hates boundaries and lives like the first human on Earth.

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