Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Quotes about Bhagavad Gita

When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe, everything else seems so superfluous.
- Albert Einstein

When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.

- Mahatma Gandhi

The Bhagavad-Gita deals essentially with the spiritual foundation

of human existence. It is a call of action to meet the obligations

and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and

grander purpose of the universe.

- Jawaharlal Nehru

I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita. It was the first of books;

it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large,

serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and

climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same

questions which exercise us.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita all the goals of human

existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad-Gita is the manifest quintessence

of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures.

- Adi Shankara

The Bhagavad-Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to reveal

the science of devotion to God which is the essence of all spiritual

knowledge. The Supreme Lord Krishna's primary purpose for descending

and incarnating is relieve the world of any demoniac and negative, undesirable

influences that are opposed to spiritual development,

yet simultaneously it is His incomparable intention

to be perpetually within reach of all humanity.

- Ramanuja

The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual

evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value

is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.

- Aldous Huxley

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