Bhagavad Gita :Quotes & Comments By Famous Personalities

Read reflections and comments by various
famous personalities on the 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

In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita, in comparison with which our modern world and

its literature seem puny and trivial.

-Henry David Thoreau

The Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind

by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions.

- Dr. Albert Schweitzer

The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living

creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age

and a new meaning for every civilization. Sri Aurobindo
The idea that man is like unto an inverted tree seems to have been

current in by gone ages. The link with Vedic conceptions is provided

by Plato in his Timaeus in which

it states…" behold we are not an earthly but a heavenly plant.

" This correlation can be discerned by what Krishna expresses in

chapter 15 of Bhagavad-Gita.

- Carl Jung

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

The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation

of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.

- Herman Hesse

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

In order to approach a creation as sublime as

the Bhagavad-Gita with full understanding it is

necessary to attune our soul to it.

- Rudolph Steiner

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 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

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 not seperate from the Vaishnava philosophy

and the Srimad Bhagavatam fully reveals the true import

of this doctrine which is transmigation of the soul. On perusal of the first chapter of Bhagavad-Gita one may think that they are advised to engage in warfare.

When the second chapter has been read it can be clearly understood that knowledge and the soul is the ultimate goal to be attained. On studying the third chapter it is apparent that acts of righteousness are also of high priority. If we continue and patiently take the time to complete the Bhagavad-Gita and try to ascertain the truth of its closing chapter we can see that the ultimate conclusion is to relinquish all the conceptualized ideas of religion which we possess and fully surrender directly unto the Supreme Lord.

- Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati

The Mahabharata has all the essential ingredients necessary to

evolve and protect humanity and that within it the Bhagavad-Gita is the epitome of the Mahabharata just as ghee is the essence of milk and pollen is the essence of flowers.

- Madhvacarya


1 comment:

Swarn said...

Shrimadbhagwat geeta sab vedan ka saar he, yeh hame seekhati he marna kaise chahiye

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