100 Krishna Quotes From the Bhagavad Gita Whenever dharma declines and the purpose of life eknath easwaran bhagavad gita pdf forgotten, I manifest myself on earth. I am born in every age to protect the good, to destroy evil, and to reestablish dharma.
As they approach me, so I receive them. All paths, Arjuna, lead to me. I am the beginning, middle, and end of creation. I am Prahlada, born among the demons, and of all that measures, I am time.
I am death, which overcomes all, and the source of all beings still to be born. Just remember that I am, and that I support the entire cosmos with only a fragment of my being. Behold, Arjuna, a million divine forms, with an infinite variety of color and shape. Behold the gods of the natural world, and many more wonders never revealed before.
Behold the entire cosmos turning within my body, and the other things you desire to see. I have come to consume the world. That one is dear to me who runs not after the pleasant or away from the painful, grieves not, lusts not, but lets things come and go as they happen. Just as a reservoir is of little use when the whole countryside is flooded, scriptures are of little use to the illumined man or woman, who sees the Lord everywhere. They alone see truly who see the Lord the same in every creature, who see the deathless in the hearts of all that die. Seeing the same Lord everywhere, they do not harm themselves or others.
Thus they attain the supreme goal. With a drop of my energy I enter the earth and support all creatures. Through the moon, the vessel of life-giving fluid, I nourish all plants. I enter breathing creatures and dwell within as the life-giving breath. I am the fire in the stomach which digests all food.
There are three gates to this self-destructive hell: lust, anger, and greed. Pleasure from the senses seems like nectar at first, but it is bitter as poison in the end. The Lord dwells in the hearts of all creatures and whirls them round upon the wheel of maya. Run to him for refuge with all your strength, and peace profound will be yours through his grace.
I give and withhold the rain. I am what is and what is not. Those who worship other gods with faith and devotion also worship me, Arjuna, even if they do not observe the usual forms. I am the object of all worship, its enjoyer and Lord.
Those who remember me at the time of death will come to me. When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place. Attain to this, and pass from death to immortality. They live in wisdom who see themselves in all and all in them, who have renounced every selfish desire and sense-craving tormenting the heart.
The meaning of Karma is in the intention. The intention behind action is what matters. Those who are motivated only by desire for the fruits of action are miserable, for they are constantly anxious about the results of what they do. You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work.