Gita



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When a person dwells longingly on sense objects, an inclination towards them is generated. This inclination develops into desire and desire gives rise to anger.

From anger proceeds delusion; from delusion, confused memory; from confused memory the ruin of reason; due to ruin of reason, he finally perishes.

Let a man raise himself by his own efforts. Let him not degrade himself. Because a person's best friend or his worst enemy is, none other than his own self.

For a person who has conquered his lower self by the divine self, his own self acts as his best friend. But for that person who has not conquered his lower self, his own self acts as his worst enemy.

When there is decay of dharma (righteousness) and rise of adharma (unrighteousness), then I (the Lord) am born in this world.

A person has the right towards action alone and not towards the fruit of action. Let not the fruit of action be the motive for acting. Also, Let there not be any attachment to inaction.

Arjuna, whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer (in sacrifice), whatever you give away, whatever you do by way of penance, offer it all to me.

I accept the offering of even a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, when it is offered with loving devotion.

(Therefore) You must always fulfill all your obligatory duties without attachment. By performing actions without attachment, one attains the Highest.

Desire and anger which are born out of passion are insatiable and prompt man to great sin and should be recognized as enemies.

By whatever cause the mind, which is restless and fidgeting, wanders away, the yogi should bring it back from that and concentrate only on the Self.

He who offers all actions to God, without attachment, remains untouched by sin, just as a lotus leaf by water.

Give your mind to Me, be devoted to Me, worship Me and bow to Me. Doing so, you will come to Me alone, I truly promise you, for you are so exceptionally dear to Me.

Hardly one among thousands of men strives to realize Me; Of those who strive, again, only a very rare one (devoting himself exclusively to Me) knows Me in reality.

He who departs from the body, thinking of Me alone, even at the time of death, will definetely reach Me.

My determined devotees constantly chant My name and glories, strive for realizing Me and worship Me with single minded devotion.

(Arjuna,) Know that every being that is glorious, brilliant and powerful is nothing but a mainfestation of a small part of my glory.

Even If the radiance of a thousand Suns, bursts forth all at once in the heavens, it would still hardly approach the splendor of the mighty Lord.

He, by whom the world is not agitated and whom the world cannot agitate, he who remains calm in times of joy, anger, fear and anxiety, is dear to me.

In the decline of a clan, its ancient traditions perish. When traditions perish, the entire family is indeed overcome by lawlessness.

Death is certain of that which is born. Birth is certain of that which is dead. Therefore, you should not lament over the inevitable.

The mind, which follows in the wake of the wandering senses, carries away a man's discrimination just as a gale tosses a ship on the high seas.

Arjuna, In this world all actions become causes of bondage, unless they are performed as an offering to God. Therefore, work for the sake of God, without personal attachments.

Oh Arjuna, there is no destruction either in this world or the next, for a spiritually fallen yogi. No man who does good can ever come to ruin.

Even a confirmed sinner, if he worships Me with unwavering faith and devotion, must be considered righteous, because, he has decided to reform himself.

Abandoning all paths, come to Me as the only refuge. Grieve not, for I will liberate you from all sins.

Wherever there is Krishna, the Lord of Yoga and the bow weilding Arjuna, there reign good fortune, victory, prosperity and justice. Such is my conviction.

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