50+ Trending Bhagwat Geeta Quotes In English 2020

BhagavatGeeta is also called The Geeta. It is a philosophical poem. It cites the conversation between Arjun, the Pandav prince, and Lord Krishna.

In the turmoil of war, conflicted Arjun seeks counseling from Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna enlightens him with devotion, wisdom, and self-realization.

Arjun and Lord Krishna talk about various philosophical and theological issues. Arjun feels meaningless to kill people in war. Lord Krishna tells him why he should do that.

Let us look at 50+ Trending Bhagwat Geeta Quotes In English and get enlightened about its essence.

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Trending Bhagwat Geeta Quotes In English

Attached action is selfish work that produces Karmic bondage.”

“Detached action is unselfish work.”

“The true nature of action is very difficult to understand. Therefore, one should know the nature of attached action, the nature of detached action, and also the nature of forbidden action.”

“A Karma-yogi performs action by body, mind, intellect, and senses, without attachment (or ego), only for self-purification.”

“Even the wise are confused about what is action and what is inaction.”

“Free from desires, mind and senses under control, renouncing all proprietorship, doing mere bodily action, one does not incur sin (or Karmic reaction).”

“No one becomes a Karma-yogi who has not renounced the selfish motive behind an action.”

“Action is the product of the Qualities inherent in Nature.”

“Valour, glory, firmness, skill, generosity, steadiness in battle and ability to rule – these constitute the duty of a soldier. They flow from his own nature.”

“Your enemies will speak many unmentionable words and scorn your ability. What could be more painful than this? / You will go to heaven if killed, or you will enjoy the earth if victorious.
Therefore, get up with a determination to fight, O Arjuna.”

“Sever the ignorant doubt in your heart with the sword of self-knowledge. Observe your discipline. Arise.”

“In Karma-yoga no effort is ever lost, and there is no harm. Even a little practice of this discipline protects one from great fear [of birth and death].”

“Karma does not bind one who has renounced work (by renouncing the fruits of work) through Karma-yoga; whose doubt is completely destroyed by knowledge; and who is Self-realized, O Arjuna.”

“Therefore, resort to Karma-yoga and cut the ignorance-born doubt abiding in your heart by the sword of Self-knowledge, and get up (to fight), O Arjuna”

“Faith in sacrifice, charity, and austerity is also called SAT. The action for the sake of the Supreme is verily termed as SAT.”

“Whatever action, whether right or wrong, one performs by thought, word, and deed; these are its five causes.”

“Always perform your duty efficiently and without attachment to the results, because by doing work without attachment one attains the Supreme.”

“You should perform your duty [with apathetic frame of mind] with a view to guide people and for the universal welfare.”

“Therefore, always remember Me and do your duty. You shall certainly attain Me if your mind and intellect are fixed on Me.”

“The ancient seekers of liberation also performed their duties with this understanding. Therefore, you should do your duty as the ancients did.”

“Entering the earth I support all beings with My energy; becoming the sap-giving moon I nourish all the plants.”

“Seeing Your great effulgent and various-colored form touching the sky; Your mouth wide open and large shining eyes; I am frightened and find neither peace nor courage, O Krishna.”

“The evil doers, the ignorant, the lowest persons who are attached to demonic nature, and whose intellect has been taken away by Maya do not worship or seek Me.”

“Anybody, including women, merchants, laborers, and the evil-minded can attain the supreme goal by just surrendering unto My will [with loving devotion].”

“One who neither rejoices nor grieves, neither likes nor dislikes, who has renounced both the good and the evil, and who is full of devotion, such a person is dear to Me.”

“On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.”

“I consider one to be the most devoted of all the yogis who lovingly contemplates on Me with supreme faith.”

“The one who has faith, and is sincere, and has mastery over the senses, gains this knowledge. Having gained this, one at once attains the supreme peace.”

“Endowed with steady faith they worship that deity, and fulfill their wishes through that deity. Those wishes are, indeed, granted only by Me.”

“Whosoever desires to worship whatever deity with faith, I make their faith steady in that very deity.”

“But those devotees who have faith and sincerely try to develop the above mentioned immortal virtues, and set Me as their supreme goal; are very dear to Me.”

“Even those devotees who worship demigods with faith, they too worship Me, but in an improper way.”

“Those who always practice this teaching of Mine, with faith and free from cavil, are freed from the bondage of Karma.”

“Whoever hears this with faith and without cavil becomes free from sin, and attains heaven (or the higher regions for those whose actions are pure).”

“It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit, than to do that of another, even though efficiently. It is better to die doing one’s own duty, for to do the duty of another is fraught with danger.”

“But great souls, who possess divine qualities know Me as the cause of creation and imperishable, and worship Me single-mindedly.”

“Even these [obligatory] works should be performed without attachment to the fruits. This is My definite supreme advice, O Arjuna.”

“The deluded ones, who restrain their organs of action but mentally dwell upon the sense enjoyment, are called hypocrites.”

“Perform your obligatory duty, because action is indeed better than inaction.”

“A man who sees action in inaction and inaction in action has understanding among men and discipline in all action he performs.”

What the creation is, what it is like, what its transformations are, where the source is, who that creator is, and what His powers are, hear all these from Me in brief.”

“Having hands and feet everywhere; having eyes, head, and face everywhere; having ears everywhere; the creator exists in the creation by pervading everything.”

“These acts of creation do not bind Me, O Arjuna, because I remain indifferent and unattached to those acts.”

“Thus the creation as well as the knowledge and the object of knowledge have been briefly described. Understanding this, My devotee attains Me.”

“The one who does not help to keep the wheel of creation in motion by sacrificial duty, and who rejoices in sense pleasures, that sinful person lives in vain.”

“Know Me to be the creator of all creation.”
“just as one sun illuminates this entire world, similarly the creator illumines [or gives life to] the entire creation.”

“O Arjuna, now behold the entire creation; animate, inanimate, and whatever else you like to see; all at one place in My body.”

“Conquer your enemies and enjoy a prosperous kingdom. All these [warriors] have already been destroyed by Me. You are only an instrument, O Arjuna.”

“Know that all creatures have evolved from this twofold energy, and Brahman is the origin as well as the dissolution of the entire universe.”

“If due to ego you think: I shall not fight; this resolve of yours is vain. Your own nature will compel you.”

“One who does not envy but us a compassionate friend to all … such a devotee is very dear to Me.”

“Everything has been accomplished in this very life by those whose mind is set in equality.”

“Valor, glory, firmness, skill, generosity, steadiness in battle and ability to rule — these constitute the duty of a soldier. They flow from his own nature.”

“A person is known by the faith.”

“Some philosophers say that all work is full of faults and should be given up, while others say that acts of sacrifice, charity, and austerity should not be abandoned.”

“I am delighted by beholding that which has never been seen before, and yet my mind is tormented with fear.”

“When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.”

“As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes.”

“The sun does not illumine there, nor the moon, nor the fire. That is My supreme abode. Having reached there they do not come back.”


Arjuna sees the battle against the Kauravas as meaningless. He prefers his family over the kingdokm or property. He doesn’t want to fight. But then Krishna explains to Arjun why he must go to battle and fight. He says that it is his dharmic duty to defeat evil and restore his karma.

According to Lord Krishna, in The Gita, the only way to end this samsaric cycle is to dissolve your life from as much karma as possible. This has to be done by using dharma. Therefore, the essence of the Bhagavat Gita is the contrast between karma and dharma.

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