The Bhagavad Gita Hot Line Numbers
The Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) is the greatest spiritual book the world has ever known. It reveals transcendental knowledge spoken by the Supreme Lord Krishna Himself.
The Bhagavad Gita can be consulted in all critical times … for the way out of great entanglements, which may embarrass one in some critical hour (A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada).
Below are some “emergency” quotes from this book:
☎ When you feel tired following the spiritual path, please recall verse 2.40
In this endeavor there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear.
☎ When your determination seems to waver, please recall verse 2.41
Those who are on this path are resolute in purpose, and their aim is one. O beloved child of the Kurus, the intelligence of those who are irresolute is many-branched.
☎ When material opulence and sense enjoyment comes your way, please recall verse 2.44
In the minds of those who are too attached to sense enjoyment and material opulence, and who are bewildered by such things, the resolute determination of devotional service to the Supreme Lord does not take place.
☎?When you have done your work and are thinking about the results, please recall verse 2.47
You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.
☎?When you are anxious about success / failure of your duty, please recall verse 2.48
Be steadfast in yoga, O Arjuna. Perform your duty and abandon all attachment to success or failure. Such evenness of mind is called yoga.
☎?When you are agitated by miseries, please recall verse 2.56
One who is not disturbed in spite of the threefold miseries, who is not elated when there is happiness, and who is free from attachment, fear and anger, is called a sage of steady mind.
☎?When you find something attractive and keep thinking about it, please recall verse 2.62
While contemplating the objects of the senses, a person develops attachment for them, and from such attachment lust develops, and from lust anger arises.
☎?When in anger please recall verse 2.63
From anger, delusion arises, and from delusion bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost, and when intelligence is lost, one falls down again into the material pool.
☎?When you find that you are surrounded by many desires, remember verse 2.70
A person who is not disturbed by the incessant flow of desires that enter like rivers into the ocean, which is ever being filled but is always still can alone achieve peace, and not the man who strives to satisfy such desires.
Bhagavad Gita influenced many great people all around the world. A few examples are:
Leo Tolstoy: Metaphysical religious idea of Krishna is the eternal and universal basis of all true philosophical systems and all religions.
Albert Einstein: When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.
Mahatma Gandhi: 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.
Henry David Thoreau: 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.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer: The Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions.
Adi Shankara: 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.
TODAY’S TIP: As you might have noticed all quotes mentioned above are from the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. The whole book has 18 chapters and is an endless source of wisdom answering all questions you can think up.