Bhagavad Gītā, simply known as Gita

Bhagavad Gītā, simply known as Gita
Between 6th and 2nd Centuries B.C.

Sanskrit for "Song of God," also more simply known as Gita, is a sacred Hindu scripture, though its philosophies and insights are intended to reach beyond the scope of religion and to humanity as a whole, referred to as the "manual for mankind"

Author Quotes

It is not born, nor does it ever die, nor come not to be. Unborn, eternal, everlasting, this ancient one [soul] is not slain when the body is slain.

Inner peace is beyond victory or defeat.

In this world, aspirants may find enlightenment by two different paths. For the contemplative is the path of knowledge; for the active is the path of selfless action.

In this world, aspirants may find enlightenment by two different paths. For the contemplative is the path of knowledge: for the active is the path of selfless action. Nobody can become perfect by merely ceasing to act. In fact, nobody can ever rest from his activity even for a moment.

Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed.

Hell has three doors: lust, rage, and greed.

He whose heart is unattached to objects of the senses, findeth that within which is very bliss; he who resteth in identity with the One Supreme, enjoyeth bliss eternal.

He who sees the inaction that is in action, and the action that is in inaction, is wise indeed.

He who has conquered himself by the Self, he is a friend of himself; but he whose self is unconquered, his self acts as his own enemy like an external foe.

He know peace who has forgotten desire.

For that which is born, death is certain; and for the dead, birth is certain. Therefore, grieve not over that which is unavoidable.

For that which is born death is certain, and for the dead birth is certain. Therefore grieve not over that which is unavoidable.

As leaving aside his worn-out garments, a man takes other new ones, so leaving aside worn-out bodies the embodied soul goes to other new ones.

All this universe is pervaded by Me, in the form of the unmanifested. All beings dwell in Me, but I do not subsist in them.

Affection and aversion for the objects of sense abide in the senses; let none come under the dominion of these two; they are obstructers of the path.

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.

What is work? and what is not work? are questions that perplex the wisest of men.

There is no purifier like knowledge in this world; time makes man find himself in his heart.

The wise see knowledge and action as one; they see truly.

Never the spirit 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.

The raft of knowledge ferries the worst sinner to safety.

The goal of wisdom and the goal of service are the same. The ignorant one fails to see that knowledge and action are one.

For him who has no concentration, there is no tranquillity.

For certain is death for the born and certain is birth for the dead; therefore over the inevitable thou shouldst not grieve.

Action should culminate in wisdom.

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Bhagavad Gītā, simply known as Gita
Birth Date
Between 6th and 2nd Centuries B.C.
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Sanskrit for "Song of God," also more simply known as Gita, is a sacred Hindu scripture, though its philosophies and insights are intended to reach beyond the scope of religion and to humanity as a whole, referred to as the "manual for mankind"