20 quotes by Lord Krishna which can change your life

The teaching given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the battlefield resonates beyond all the literature of the world. It is beyond a human intellect to have dissect each aspect of life in the most natural manner. In this fast time of course many people do not get time to read Bhagwat Gita but here are some very powerful quotes to help you still merge with the cosmic knowledge of Krishna.

  1. Develop the right attitude for a job and even the most mundane work becomes a source for joy.
  2. Actions do not cling to me because I am not attached to the results. Those who understand this and live this experience freedom.
  3. 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.
  4. Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind. It was by such work that Janaka attained perfection; others too have followed this path.
  5. A man is made by his belief as he believes so he becomes.
  6. Forgive all before you go to sleep, you’ll be forgiven before you get up.
  7. The senses are higher than the body, the mind higher than the senses; above the mind is the intellect, and above the intellect is the Atman. Thus, knowing that which is supreme, let the Atman rule the ego. Use your mighty arms to slay the fierce enemy that is selfish desire.
  8. It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.
  9. A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return
  10. Perform all thy actions with mind concentrated on the Divine, renouncing attachment and looking upon success and failure with an equal eye. Spirituality implies equanimity.
  11. You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction. Perform work in this world, as a man established within himself – without selfish attachments, and alike in success and defeat.
  12. The nonpermanent 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 sense perception,and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.
  13. Set thy heart upon thy work, but never on its reward.
  14. Perform all work carefully, guided by compassion.
  15. We behold what we are, and we are what we behold.
  16. Feelings of heat and cold, pleasure and pain, are caused by the contact of the senses with their objects. They come and they go, never lasting long. You must accept them.
  17. It is Nature that causes all movement. Deluded by the ego, the fool harbors the perception that says “I did it”
  18. Selfish action imprisons the world. Act selflessly, without any thought of personal profit.
  19. We are not cabin-dwellers, born to a life cramped and confined; we are meant to explore, to seek, to push the limits of our potential as human beings. The world of the senses is just a base camp: we are meant to be as much at home in consciousness as in the world of physical reality.
  20. For man, mind is the cause of bondage and mind is the cause of liberation. Mind absorbed in sense objects is the cause of bondage, and mind detached from the sense objects is the cause of liberation.