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Greatest Verses from Bhagavad Gita

Shuklambara Dharam Vishnum


Shashivarnam Chatur Bhujam
Prasanna Vadanam Dhyayet
Sarva Vignopa Santaye
Meaning: Lord Vigneshwara who wears a white garment who is all pervading who has
a bright !omple"ion #like a $ull moon% who has $our hands #representing all power% who
has an ever&smiling $a!e upon that deity ' meditate $or the removal o$ all obsta!les(
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Om Namoh Bhagavateh Vasudevayah
Om Namoh Narayanaya
)nanyaas!hinthayantho mam
ye janah paryupaasathe
*hesham nithyaabhiyukthanam
yogakshemam vahaamyaham
Lord +rishna says , ' shall take !are o$ the well being and wel$are o$ that bhaktha who
nurtures no other thought than me( -e depends on nobody but Me( *hose who always
think o$ Me who always hold on to my $eet ' take !are o$ their yoga and kshema(.
karmanye vadhika raste
Ma phaleshu kada!hana/
ma karma phala he tur bhuh
ma te sangvasta karmani
*o a!tion alone hast thou a right and never at all to its $ruits/ let not the $ruits o$ a!tion be
thy motive/ neither let there be in thee any atta!hment to ina!tion(
patram puspam phalam toyam
yo me bhakty0 praya!!hati
tad aham bhakty&upahrtam
asn0mi prayat0tmanah
1od will a!!ept anything you o$$er with love and devotion be it a lea$ a $lower or water(
*he spiritual meaning o$ this means the body o$ the devotee should be the lea$ the $lower
is the heart and the water is tears o$ joy( 2e have to o$$er only these three(
yogasthah kuru karmani
sangam tyaktvaa dhanamjaya
siddhy asiddhyoh samo bhutvaa
samatvam yoga u!yate
Do your duty to the best o$ your ability 3 )rjuna with your mind atta!hed to the Lord
abandoning worry and sel$ish atta!hment to the results and remaining !alm in both
su!!ess and $ailure( 45uanimity o$ the mind is !alled +arma&yoga(
yatra yogesvarah krsno
yatra p0rtho dhanur&dharah
tatra sr6r vijayo bh7tir
dhruv0 n6tir matir mama
' am !onvin!ed that wherever there is the Lord +rishna and )rjuna !arrying the bow and
arrows there opulen!e vi!tory great power and morality are always assured(
yada yada hi dharmasya
glanir bhavati bharata
abhyutthanam adharmasya
tadatmanam srjamy aham
2henever and wherever there is de!line o$ dharma #righteousness% and as!endan!e o$
adharma #unrighteousness% at that time ' mani$est Mysel$ in visible $orm( 8or the
prote!tion o$ the righteous and destru!tion o$ the wi!ked and $or the sake o$ establishing
dharma again ' in!arnate Mysel$ on earth ages a$ter ages(
Paritranaya sadhunam
vinashaya !ha dushkritam(
Dharma sansthapanarthaya
sambhavami yuge yuge(
8or the up&li$tment o$ the good and virtuous
8or the destru!tion o$ evil
8or the re&establishment o$ the natural law
' will !ome in every age
b6jam m0m sarva&bh7t0n0m
viddhi p0rtha san0tanam
buddhir buddhimat0m asmi
tejas tejasvin0m aham
' am present as the seed in all the living beings(
+now Me as the eternal seed o$ all beings(
sr6 bhagav0n uv0!a
imam vivasvate yogam
proktav0n aham avyayam
vivasv0n manave pr0ha
manur iksv0kave 9brav6t
1od spoke: :)rjuna ' am unborn ' am in$inite ' am omnis!ient and omnipresent( ' have
neither beginning nor an end:(
duhkhesv anudvignamanah
sukhesu vigatasprhah
vita raga bhaya krodhah
sthitadhir munir u!yate
) person whose mind is unperturbed by sorrow who does not !rave pleasures and who is
!ompletely $ree $rom atta!hment $ear and anger is !alled Sthita&prajna & a sage o$ steady
intelle!t(
yada samharate !ayam
kurmo 9nganiva sarvasah
indriyanindriyarthebhyas
tasya prajna pratisthita
2hen one !an !ompletely withdraw the senses $rom sense obje!ts as a tortoise
withdraws its limbs into the shell $or prote!tion then the intelle!t o$ su!h a person is
!onsidered steady(
visaya vinivartante
niraharasya dehinah
rasa&varjam raso 9py asya
param drstva nivartate
*he desire $or sensual pleasures $ades away i$ one abstains $rom sense enjoyment but the
!raving $or sense enjoyment remains( *he !raving also disappears $rom one who has
known the Supreme Being(
tani sarvani samyamya yukta
asita matparah
vase hi yasyendriyani
tasya prajna pratishita
3ne should $i" one;s mind on Me with loving !ontemplation a$ter bringing the senses
under !ontrol( 3ne;s intelle!t be!omes steady when one;s senses are under !omplete
!ontrol(
dhyayato vishayan pumsah
sangas teshupajayate
sangat sanjayate kamah
kamat krodho bhijayate
3ne develops atta!hment to sense obje!ts by thinking about sense obje!ts( Desire $or
sense obje!ts !omes $rom atta!hment to sense obje!ts and anger !omes $rom un$ul$illed
desires(
vihaya kaman yah sarvan
pumamsh !arati nihsprihah
nirmamo nirahankarah
sa shantim adhiga!!hati
't is only those who give up all desires and wander $ree $rom hankering $alse ego and
possessiveness who attain pea!e(
esha brahmi sthitih partha
nainam prapya vimuhyati
sthitvasyam anta&kale (pi
brahma&nirvanam ri!!hati
3 Partha attaining brahma in this way is !alled brahmi sthitih( )$ter attaining this state
one is no longer deluded( '$ at the time o$ death one is situated in this !ons!iousness
even $or a moment he attains brahma&nirvana(
karma brahmodbhavam viddhi
brahmaksara&samudbhavam
tasmat sarva&gatam brahma
nityam yajne pratisthitam
<egulated a!tivities are pres!ribed in the Vedas and the Vedas are dire!tly mani$ested
$rom the Supreme Personality o$ 1odhead( Conse5uently the all&pervading
*rans!enden!e is eternally situated in a!ts o$ sa!ri$i!e( *he living beings are born $rom
$ood grains/ grains are produ!ed by rain/ rain !omes #as a $avor $rom Devas% i$ duty
#+arma% is per$ormed as a sel$less servi!e #Seva =ajna%
evam pravartitam !akram
nanuvartayatiha yah
aghayur indriyaramo mogham
partha sa jivati
3ne who does not help to keep the wheel o$ !reation in motion by sa!ri$i!ial duty #Seva%
and who rejoi!es in sense pleasures that sin$ul person lives in vain 3 )rjuna(
tasmad asaktah satatam
karyam karma sama!ara
asakto hy a!aran karma
param apnoti purusah
*here$ore always per$orm your duty e$$i!iently and without any sel$ish atta!hment to the
results be!ause by doing work without atta!hment one attains the Supreme Being(
karmanaiva hi samsiddhim
asthita janakadayah
lokasamgraham evapi
sampasyan kartum arhasi
+ing >anaka and others attained per$e!tion #or Sel$&reali?ation% by sel$less servi!e
#+arma&yoga% alone( =ou also should per$orm your duty with a view to guide people and
$or the universal wel$are o$ so!iety(
prakrteh kriyamanani
gunaih karmani sarvasah
ahankara&vimudhatma
kartaham iti manyate
)ll work is done by the energy and power o$ nature but due to delusion o$ ignoran!e
people assume themselves to be the doer(
mayi sarvani karmani
sannyasyadhyatma&!etasa
nirasir nirmamo bhutva
yudhyasva vigata&jvarah
Do your duty dedi!ating all work to Me in a spiritual $rame o$ mind $ree $rom desire
atta!hment and mental grie$( *he Lord instru!ts that one has to be!ome $ully +rishna
!ons!ious to dis!harge duties( 3ne has to sa!ri$i!e everything $or the good will o$ the
Lord +rishna and at the same time dis!harge pres!ribed duties without any desires or
atta!hments(
indriyasyendriyasyarthe
raga&dvesau vyavasthitau
tayor na vasam aga!!het
tau hy asya paripanthinau
Likes and dislikes $or sense obje!ts are $elt by embodied beings but one should not $all
under the !ontrol o$ senses and sense obje!ts be!ause they are stumbling blo!ks on the
path o$ sel$&reali?ation(
indriyani mano buddhir
asyadhisthanam u!yate
etair vimohayaty esa
jnanam avrtya dehinam
*he senses the mind and the intelle!t are said to be the seat o$ lust #+ama%( +ama
!ontrolling the senses the mind and the intelle!t deludes a person by veiling Sel$&
knowledge #>nana%(
tasmat tvam indriyanyadau
niyamya bharatarshabha
papmanam prajahi hyenam
jnana vijnana nashanam
*here$ore 3 )rjuna by !ontrolling the senses $irst kill this devil o$ material desire that
destroys Sel$&knowledge and Sel$&reali?ation(
indriyani parany ahur
indriyebhyah param manah
manasas tu para buddhir yo
buddheh paratas tu sah
*he senses are said to be superior to the body/ the mind is superior to the senses/ the
intelle!t is superior to the mind/ and atma #Spirit% is superior to the intelle!t(
evam buddheh param buddhva
samstabhyatmanam atmana
jahi satrum maha&baho
kama&rupam durasadam
*hus knowing the Sel$ #atma% to be superior to the intelle!t and !ontrolling the mind by
the intelle!t #that is puri$ied by spiritual pra!ti!es% one must kill this mighty enemy lust
#+ama% 3 )rjuna(
janma karma !a me divyam
evam yo vetti tattvatah
tyaktva deham punarjanma
naiti mam eti so;rjuna
3ne who truly understands My trans!endental appearan!e and a!tivities #o$ !reation
maintenan!e and dissolution% attains My supreme abode and is not born again a$ter
leaving this body 3 )rjuna(
vita raga bhaya krodha
manmaya mam upasritah
bahavo jnana tapasa
puta mad bhavam agatah
Many have be!ome $ree $rom atta!hment $ear anger and attained salvation #Mukti% by
taking re$uge in Me be!oming $ully absorbed in My thoughts and be!oming puri$ied by
the $ire o$ Sel$&knowledge(
karmany akarma yah pasyed
akarmani !a karma yah
sa buddhiman manusyesu
sa yuktah krtsnakarmakrt
3ne who sees ina!tion in a!tion and a!tion in ina!tion is a wise person( Su!h a person is
a yogi and has a!!omplished everything(
yasya sarve samarambhah
kama&sankalpa&varjitah
jnanagni&dagdha&karmanam
tam ahuh panditam budhah
3ne whose desires have be!ome sel$less by being roasted in the $ire o$ Sel$&knowledge is
!alled a sage by the wise( Person in +rishna !ons!iousness is devoid o$ all kinds o$ sense&
grati$i!atory propensities and is to be understood that he has burned up the karma by
per$e!t knowledge(
tyaktva karmaphalasangam
nityatriptnirashrayah
karmanyabhipravritto9pi
naiva kin!hit karoti sah
3ne who has abandoned sel$ish atta!hment to the $ruits o$ work and remains ever !ontent
and dependent on no one but 1od su!h a person though engaged in a!tivity does nothing
at all and in!urs no +armi! rea!tion(
yadr!!ha&labha&santusto
dvandvatito vimatsarah
samah siddhav asiddhau !a
krtvapi na nibadhyate
-e who is satis$ied with gain whi!h !omes by the will o$ the 1od who is $ree $rom
duality and does not envy who is steady both in su!!ess and $ailure although engaged in
work su!h a +arma&yogi is not bound by +arma(
1atasangasya muktasya
jnanavasthita&!etasah
yajnaya!haratah karma
samagram praviliyate
)ll +armi! bonds o$ a philanthropi! person #+arma&yogi% who is $ree $rom atta!hment
whose mind is $i"ed in Sel$&knowledge and who does work as a servi!e to the Lord
dissolves away(
Brahmarpanam Brahma havir
Brahmagnau Brahmana hutam
Brahmai9va tena gantavyam
Brahmakarmasamadhina
4ternal Being #Brahma% is the oblation( Brahma is the !lari$ied butter( *he oblation is
poured by Brahma into the $ire o$ Brahma( Brahma shall be reali?ed by one who
!onsiders everything as #a mani$estation or% an a!t o$ Brahma(
sreyan dravya&mayad yajnaj
jnana&yajnah parantapa
sarvam karmakhilam partha
jnane parisamapyate
*he knowledge sa!ri$i!e is superior to any material sa!ri$i!e 3 )rjuna be!ause all
a!tions in their entirety !ulminate in knowledge(
tad viddhi pranipatena
pariprasnena sevaya
upadeksyanti te jnanam
jnaninas tattva&darshinah
)!5uire this trans!endental knowledge $rom a Sel$&reali?ed person by humble reveren!e
by sin!ere in5uiry and by servi!e( *he wise ones who have reali?ed the *ruth will tea!h
you(
yathaidhamsi samiddho ;gnir
bhasma&sat kurute ;rjuna
jnanagnih sarva&karmani
bhasma&sat kurute tatha
)s the bla?ing $ire redu!es wood to ashes similarly the $ire o$ Sel$&knowledge #Brahma&
jnana% redu!es all bonds o$ +arma to ashes 3 )rjuna(
na hi jnanena sadrsam
pavitram iha vidyate
tat svayam yoga&samsiddhah
kalenatmani vindati
'n this world there is nothing so sublime and pure as trans!endental knowledge( Su!h
knowledge is the mature $ruit o$ all mysti!ism( )nd one who has be!ome a!!omplished
in the pra!ti!e o$ devotional servi!e enjoys this knowledge within himsel$ in due !ourse
o$ time(
shraddhaval labhate jnanam
tat&parah samyatendriyah
jnanam labdhva param shantim
a!irenadhiga!!hati
:) $aith$ul man who is dedi!ated to trans!endental knowledge and who subdues his
senses is eligible to a!hieve su!h knowledge and having a!hieved it he 5ui!kly attains
the supreme spiritual pea!e(:
=ogayukto visuddhatma
vijitatma jitendriyah
sarvabhutatmabhutatma
kurvannapi na lipyate
) +arma&yogi whose mind is pure whose mind and senses are under !ontrol and who
sees one and the same 4ternal Being #Brahma% in all beings is not bound by
+arma though engaged in work(
j@Anena tu tad aj@Ana
yeA nABitam Atmana
teAm Adityavaj j@Ana
prakABayati tat param
*rans!endental knowledge destroys the ignoran!e o$ the Sel$ and reveals the Supreme
just as the sun reveals the beauty o$ obje!ts o$ the world(
tadbuddhayas tadatmanas
tannisthas tatparayanah
ga!!hanty apunaravrttim
jnananirdhutakalmasah
Persons whose mind and intelle!t are totally merged in 4ternal Being #Brahma% who are
$irmly devoted to Brahma who have Brahma as their supreme goal and sole re$uge and
whose impurities are destroyed by the knowledge o$ Brahma do not
take birth again(
vidyavinayasampanne
brahmane gavi hastini
suni !ai 9va svapake !a
panditah samadarsinah
)n enlightened person #by per!eiving the Lord in all% looks at a learned and humble
Brahmana an out!ast even a !ow an elephant or a dog with an e5ual eye(
yo 9ntahsukho 9ntararamas tatha
9ntarjyotir eva yah
sa yogi brahmanirvanam
brahmabhuto 9dhiga!!hati
3ne who $inds happiness with the 4ternal Being #Brahma% who rejoi!es Brahma within
and who is illuminated by Sel$&knowledge su!h a yogi attains Brahma&nirvana and goes
to the Supreme Being #Para&Brahma%(
yatendriyamanobuddhir
munir moksaparayanah
vigate!!habhayakrodho
yah sada mukta eva sah
) sage is in truth liberated by renoun!ing all sense enjoyments $i"ing the eyes and the
mind #at an imaginary bla!k dot% between the eye brows e5uali?ing the breath moving
through the nostrils #by +riya te!hni5ues% keeping the senses mind and intelle!t under
!ontrol having salvation #Mukti% as the prime goal and be!oming $ree $rom lust anger
and $ear(
bhoktaram yajnatapasam
sarvaloka mahesvaram
suhrdam sarvabhutanam
jnatva mam santim r!!hati
My devotee attains pea!e by knowing Me #or Sri +rishna the Supreme Being #Para&
Brahma%% as the enjoyer o$ sa!ri$i!es and austerities as the great Lord o$ all the
universe and the $riend o$ all beings(
sarva&dharm0n parityajya
m0m ekam saranam vraja
aham tv0m sarva&p0pebhyo
moksayisy0mi m0 su!ah
Meaning & Lord +rishna said: 1ive up all dharma and seek my re$uge ' shall grant
Moksa #liberation $rom the !y!le o$ birth and dead%(
1uru Brahma 1uru Vishnu
1uru Devo Maheshwara
1uru Sakshat Param Brahma
*asmai Shri 1urave Camah
Meaning & 1uru is the Creator Lord Brahma 1uru is Prote!tor Lord Vishnu 1uru is Lord
Maheshwara( 1uru is verily the supreme reality( Sublime prostrations to -im(
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Om Namoh Bhagavateh Vasudevayah
Om Namoh Narayanaya
Aum Loka Samastaa Sukinou Bhavanthu.
Meaning - May a the !eings in a the "ords !e ha##y$
%ea&e' #ea&e and #ea&e !e every"here.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti