Bhagavad Gita

(Hinduism) the sacred `song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata (a Sanskrit epic); contains a discussion between Krishna and the Indian hero Arjuna on human nature and the purpose of life

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Action is the product of the Qualities inherent in Nature.
All created beings are unmanifest in their beginning, manifest in their interim state, and unmanifest again when they are annihilated. So what need is there for lamentation
As a man can drink water from any side of a full tank, so the skilled theologian can wrest from any scripture that which will serve his purpose.
As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve.
For that which is born death is certain, and for the dead birth is certain. Therefore grieve not over that which is unavoidable.
God is seated in the hearts of all.
Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear and anger, the sage is forever free.
Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
Meditation is not for him who eats too much, nor for him who eats not at all not for him who is over much addicted to sleep, nor for him who is always awake.
On action alone be thy interest, Never on its fruits. Let not the fruits of action be thy motive, Nor be thy attachment to inaction.
One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men.
The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace.
The soul who meditates on the Self is content to serve the Self and rests satisfied within the Self there remains nothing more for him to accomplish.
There are two ways of passing from this world - one in light and one in darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back but when one passes in darkness, he returns.
When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.

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