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.
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