40 Bhagavad Gita Quotes on Peace and Happiness

40 Bhagavad Gita Quotes on Peace and Happiness

The Bhagavad Gita, literally “Songs of the God,” often referred to as simply the Gita. Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta is a book that gives the full essence of life. The cycle after death from the birth of man is explained in detail in Srimad Bhagavad Gita. In the Gita, the formula for the attainment of salvation by coming out of the worldly illusion of human beings is present.

In the war of Mahabharata, when Arjuna was confused his charioteer, Lord Krishna, advice him some rational philosophical concepts about life. Shri Krishna (Shri Krishan) gave such knowledge to the whole world through Arjuna, by adopting which a person can live his life in this world with absolute happiness and peace.

The Bhagavad Gita has 700 verses rendered by the divine Krishna Arjun charioteer which stress on the importance of doing one’s duty and faith in God. We are sharing 40 Bhagavad Gita Quotes on Happiness and Peace.

1. Happiness derived from a combination of the senses and the sense objects is always a cause of distress and should be avoided by all means.

2. That person realizes peace who, relinquishing all desires, exists without craving and is unidentified with the mortal ego and its sense of “mine-ness”.

3. Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation.

4. The impermanent appearance of happiness and distress and their disappearance in due course are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from a sense of perception, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.

5. Happiness is a state of mind and has nothing to do with the external world.

6. With the intuitive discrimination, saturated in patience, with the mind absorbed in the soul, the Yogi, feeing his mind, all thoughts, will by slow degrees attain tranquillity.

7. A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person, at the right time, at the right place and when we expect nothing in return.

8. Man is made by his beliefs. As he believes so he is.

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9. 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

10. The happiness which comes from long practice, which leads to the end of suffering, which at first is like poison, but at last like nectar – this kind of happiness arises from the serenity of one’s own mind.

11. There is neither this world nor the world beyond nor happiness for the one who doubts.

12. You grieve for those who should not be grieved for, Yet you speak wise words. Neither for the dead nor those alive do the wise grieve for.

13. All happiness in the material world has a beginning and an end, but happiness in Krishna is unlimited, and there is no end.

14. Pleasures conceived in the world of the senses have a beginning and an end and give birth to misery, Arjuna. The wise do not look for happiness in them. But those who overcome the impulses of lust and anger which arise in the body are made whole and live in joy. They find their joy, their rest, and their light completely within themselves. United with the Lord, they attain nirvana in Brahman.

15. There are three gates to this self-destructive hell: lust, anger, and greed. Renounce these three.

16. Some people spread happiness wherever they go, others create happiness wherever they go!

17. Those who realize the self are always satisfied. Having found the source of joy and fulfillment, they no longer seek happiness from the external world. Happiness can only be found within the self.

18. He who has no attachments can love others, For his love is pure and divine. And it is from those small acts of love you truly can be happy.

19. The supreme Reality stands revealed in the consciousness of those who have conquered themselves. They live in peace, alike in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, praise and blame.

20. Free from all thoughts of ‘I’ and ‘mine’, a man finds absolute peace.

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21. Meet this transient world with neither grasping nor fear, trust the unfolding of life and you will attain true serenity.

22. You came here empty-handed and so will you leave. What is yours today belonged to someone else yesterday. And Tomorrow someone else will call it his.

23. The person who is not disturbed by happiness and distress and is steady in both is certainly eligible for liberation.

24. Happiness is of the soul. The soul can never be cut to pieces. Nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water or withered by the wind

25. Make it easy for yourself. Get Organized, Live the moment. Your day-to-day activities should not steal your happiness.

26. Little by Little. Through patience and repeated effort, The mind will become stilled in self.

27. One has to learn tolerance in the face of dualities, Such as happiness or distress, Or cold and warmth, and by tolerating such dualities, become free from anxieties regarding gain and loss.

28. There is neither Self-knowledge nor Self-perception to those whose senses are not under control; Without self-perception, there is no peace and without peace, there can be no happiness.

29. The pleasure from the senses seems like nectar at first, but it is bitter as a poison in the end.

30. 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

31. We are like fish out of water; Just as fish cannot be happy unless he is in water; We cannot be happy apart from the spiritual world.

32. Fill your mind with me; love me; serve me; worship me always. Seeking me in your heart, you will, at last, be united with me.

33. The real sense of happiness is not cursing your destiny, Not wanting every second to change your scene, to change another mind, But to change your own mind to change the world.

34. The Key to happiness is the Reduction of desires.

35. When you move amidst the world of sense; free from the attachments and aversions alike, there comes the peace in which the sorrow ends, and you live in the wisdom of the self.

36. One who is peaceful amidst good or evil, Whose aim and happiness are within, He is released from material bondage.

37. It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly but happily than to live an imitation of somebody’s life with perfection and sorrow.

38. When one’s mind dwells on the objects of Senses, fondness for them grows on him, from fondness comes desire, from desire anger

39. Knowing me as the friend of all creatures, the Lord of the universe, the end of all offerings and all spiritual disciplines, they attain eternal peace.

40. In that joyous state (samadhi), one is situated in boundless transcendental happiness and enjoys himself through transcendental senses. Established thus, one never departs from the truth.

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