Krishna and Arjuna

Krishna and Arjuna

Here are just a few of the numerous motivational thoughts from the Bhagavad Gita –

  1. For those who have conquered the mind, it is their friend. For those who have failed to do so, the mind works like an enemy.
  2. It is better to perform one’s own duties imperfectly than to master the duties of another.” 
  3. 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.” 
  4. Strive to still your thoughts. Make your mind one-pointed in meditation. The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.
  5. 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.
  6. We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal.
  7. Reshape yourself through the power of your will… Those who have conquered themselves…live in peace, alike in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, praise and blame…To such people a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same…Because they are impartial, they rise to great heights.
  8. Abandon all attachment to the results of action and attain supreme peace.
  9. As the heat of fire reduces wood to ashes, the fire of knowledge burns to ashes all karma.
  10. No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end, either here or in the world to come.
  11. Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
  12. Calmness, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and purity: these are the disciplines of the mind.
  13. Why do you worry unnecessarily? Whom do you fear? Who can kill you? The soul is neither born nor dies.
  14. “ Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
  15. The meaning of Karma is in the intention. The intention behind the action is what matters.