Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Srila Prabhupada on Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad-Gita is not seperate from the Vaishnava philosophy and the Srimad Bhagavatam fully reveals the true import of this doctrine which is transmigration 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."  

Swami Prabhupada

Einstein1921 by F Schmutzer 2When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe, everything else seems so superfluous. 

Dr. Albert Einstein

Albert Schweitzer 1955The Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions.

Dr. Albert Schweizer

Aldous Huxley on Bhagavad GitaThe 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

Sri Aurobindo on Bhagavad GitaThe 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 Ghosh

Carl Jung on Bhagavad GitaThe 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."

Carl Jung

Henry David Thoreau on Bhagavad GitaIn 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 seems puny and trivial.

Henry David Thoreau

Hermann Hesse on Bhagavad GitaThe marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of lifes wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.

Herman Hesse

Portrait GandhiThe Bhagavad-Gita calls on humanity to dedicate body, mind and soul to pure duty and not to become mental voluptuaries at the mercy of random desires and undisciplined impulses.

Mahatma Gandhi

Ralph Waldo Emerson on Bhagavad GitaI 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

Rudolf Steiner on Bhagavad GitaIn 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

Ralph Waldo Emerson on Bhagavad GitaThe Bhagavad-Gita is an empire of thought and in its philosophical teachings, Krishna has all the attributes of the full-fledged montheistic deity and at the same time the attributes of the Upanishadic absolute.

Ralph Waldo Emerson