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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.
Fear Not. What is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
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.
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
“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.”
“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.”
“The wise sees knowledge and action as one; they see truly”
“Creation is only the projection into form of that which already exists.”
“One can become whatever one wants to be [if one constantly contemplates on the object of desire with faith].”
"Consciousness is eternal it is not vanquished with the destruction of the temporary body"”
“Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.”
“Unnatural work produces too much stress.”
Those who consciousness is unified abandon all attachment to the results of action and attain supreme peace. But those whose desires are fragmented, who are selfishly attached to the results of their work, are bound in everything they do.
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.
When the senses contact sense objects, a person experiences cold or heat, pleasure or pain. These experiences are fleeting they come and go. Bear them patiently.
Valor, glory, firmness, skill, generosity, steadiness in battle and ability to rule -- these constitute the duty of a soldier. They flow from his own nature.
Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.
He is not elevated by good fortune or depressed by bad. His mind is established in God, and he is free from delusion.
When disappointment stares me in the face and all alone I see not one ray of light, I go back to the Bhagavad-Gita. I find a verse here and a verse there , and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming tragedies -- and my life has been full of external tragedies -- and if they have left no visible or indelible scar on me, I owe it all to the teaching of Bhagavad-Gita.
Originally posted by gazerstar
Thanks, Skyfloating. I love reading this kind of stuff. I have New Age and 'Old' Age texts around here everywhere, but I don't have that one. I'll look for it on Amazon tonight.
Originally posted by caitlinfae
I have a copy of this beside my bed. *Everyone* should read it. It has the most extraordinary calming effect of me whenever i pick it up and read some of it. Thank you for adding it here.
Originally posted by gheybayten
1. it doesn't even pretend to answer the question why. you'd think that would be one of the first questions out of arjuna's mouth. why krishna, why in the hell are we doing this? nope, no reason given at all. i guess krishna just likes it this way.
2. advocation of slavery. i don't really get this. makes me wonder about the different translations adn if this was in an orignal version or if these thoguhts were added later.
3. when krishna shows his divine form to arjuna, arjuna sees discus and spears and things of that nature. however he doesn't see helicopters and flamethrowers and hand grenades. this just goes to show that the book is make believe. at least some of it is.