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Srila Prabhupada's Quotes from Bhagavad-gita

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There is no difference between the kingdom of God and the devotional service of the Lord. Since both of them are on the absolute plane, to be engaged in the transcendental loving service of the Lord is to have attained the spiritual kingdom
- Bhagavad-gita 2.72 purport

Disturbance is due to want of an ultimate goal, and when one is certain that Krishna is the enjoyer, proprietor and friend of everyone and everything, then one can, with a steady mind, bring about peace.
-Bhagavad-gita 2.66 purport

As enemies are curbed by superior force, the senses can similarly be curbed, not by any human endeavor, but only by keeping them engaged in the service of the Lord.
-Bhagavad-gita 2.68 purport
One who is engaged without a relationship with Krishna is certainly always in distress and is without peace, however much he may make a show of peace and spiritual advancement in life.
-Bhagavad-gita 2.66 purport

A Krishna conscious man is not in need of anything, because the Lord fulfills all his material necessities. Therefore he is like the ocean—always full in himself.
-Bhagavad-gita 2.70 purport
Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while philosophy without religion is mental speculation.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.3 purport

Other yajnas prescribed in the Vedic literatures are not easy to perform in this Age of Kali, but the sankirtana-yajna is easy and sublime for all purposes, as recommended in Bhagavad-gita also (9.14).
-Bhagavad-gita 3.10 purport

If someone takes to Krishna consciousness, even though he may not follow the prescribed duties in the shastras or execute the devotional service properly, and even though he may fall down from the standard, there is no loss or evil for him.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.5 purport
Therefore, without being attached to the fruits of activities, one should act as a matter of duty, for by working without attachment one attains the Supreme.
-Bhagavad-gita  3.19 purport
Without the Supreme Lord, there can be no profuse sunlight, moonlight, rainfall, breeze, etc., without which no one can live. Obviously, our life is dependent on supplies from the Lord.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.12 purport
The devotees of the Lord are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for sacrifice. Others, who prepare food for personal sense enjoyment, verily eat only sin.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.13 purport

A person who is fully Krishna conscious, and is fully satisfied by his acts in Krishna consciousness, no longer has any duty to perform. Due to his being Krishna conscious, all impiety within is instantly cleansed, an effect of many many thousands of yajna performances.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.17 purport

Every living entity is an eternal part and parcel of Krishna in spiritual identity, and the eternal position of the living entity is therefore never on the level of Krishna or greater than Him. This understanding of Krishna consciousness is the basic principle of life.
-Bhagavad-gita 2.71 purport

The Supreme Lord, who is known as the Yajna-purusha, or the personal beneficiary of all sacrifices, is the master of all the demigods, who serve Him as the different limbs of the body serve the whole.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.14 purport

One has to work for the satisfaction of Vishnu. Any other work done in this material world will be a cause of bondage, for both good and evil work have their reactions, and any reaction binds the performer.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.9 purport

Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues. 
-Bhagavad-gita 3.21 purport

Even those who have not followed the Vedic injunctions may adopt the principles of Krishna consciousness, and that will take the place of performance of Vedic yajnas, or karmas. 
- Bhagvad-gita 3.15 purport
Food offered to Lord Vishnu and then taken by us makes us sufficiently resistant to material affection, and one who is accustomed to this practice is called a devotee of the Lord.
- Bhagavad-gita 3.14 purport
When Lord Krishna is worshiped, the demigods, who are different limbs of the Lord, are also automatically worshiped; therefore there is no separate need to worship the demigods. 
- Bhagavad-gita 3.14 purport
Anything performed without the direction of the Vedas is called vikarma, or unauthorized or sinful work. Therefore, one should always take direction from the Vedas to be saved from the reaction of work. 
- Bhagavad-gita 3.15 purport
In the Age of Kali, the sankirtana-yajna (the chanting of the names of God) is recommended by the Vedic scriptures, and this transcendental system was introduced by Lord Caitanya for the deliverance of all men in this age.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.10 Purport
The supply of air, light, water and all other benedictions for maintaining the body and soul of every living entity is entrusted to the demigods, who are innumerable assistants in different parts of the body of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.11 Purport

As one has to work in ordinary life by the direction of the state, one similarly has to work under direction of the supreme state of the Lord.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.15 Purport

If we forget the purpose of human life and simply take supplies from the agents of the Lord for sense gratification and become more and more entangled in material existence, which is not the purpose of creation, certainly we become thieves, and therefore we are punished by the laws of material nature.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.12 Purport

One who is not connected with the Supreme [in Krishna consciousness] can have neither transcendental intelligence nor a steady mind, without which there is no possibility of peace. And how can there be any happiness without peace? 
- Bhagavad-gita 2.66

Everyone is forced to act helplessly according to the qualities he has acquired from the   modes of material nature; therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a   moment. 
-Bhagavad-gita 3.5

No one can be a bona fide spiritual master without following this principle of disciplic succession. The Lord is the original spiritual master, and a person in the disciplic succession can convey the message of the Lord as it is to his disciple. 
-Bhagavad-gita 4.34

To understand one's actual position as the eternal servitor of Krishna, without falsely claiming this material body to be oneself and without falsely claiming proprietorship over anything in the world, is the perfect stage of Krishna consciousness.
-Bhagavad-gita 2.71 Purport

If, therefore, the mind is directly engaged in the service of the Lord constantly, then there is no chance that the senses will become engaged in other ways.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.42
The cashier may count millions of dollars for his employer, but he does not claim a cent for himself. Similarly, one has to realize that nothing in the world belongs to any individual person, but that everything belongs to the Supreme Lord.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.30


The ignorant man forgets that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is known as Hrsikesha, or the master of the senses of the material body, for due to his long misuse of the senses in sense gratification, he is factually bewildered by the false ego, which makes him forget his eternal relationship with Krishna.

-Bhagavad-gita 3.27
One who is engaged without a relationship with Krishna is certainly always in distress and is without peace, however much he may make a show of peace and spiritual advancement in life.
-Bhagavad-gita 2.66 Purport
All rituals, all performances of sacrifices, and everything that is put into the Vedas, including all direction for material activities, are meant for understanding Krishna, who is the ultimate goal of life.
-Bhagavad-gita 3.26
If someone takes to the transcendental service of the Lord, even without discharging his prescribed duties, whatever he may be able to advance in the cause is accepted by the Lord 
- Bhagavad-gita 3.4
As there is punishment for disobedience to the order of the supreme executive head, so there is certainly punishment for disobedience to the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. A disobedient person, however great he may be, is ignorant of his own self, and of the Supreme Brahman, Paramatma and the Personality of Godhead, due to a vacant heart. Therefore there is no hope of perfection of life for him. 
- Bhagavad-gita 3.32

Everyone is forced to act helplessly according to the qualities he has acquired from the modes of material nature; therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment.
- Bhagavad-gita 3.5

The prosperity of the world depends not on our own efforts but on the background arrangement of the Supreme Lord, directly carried out by the demigods.
- Bhagavad-gita 3.16

The spirit soul has to be engaged in the good work of Krishna consciousness; otherwise it will be engaged in occupations dictated by illusory energy.
- Bhagavad-gita 3.5

If someone takes to Krishna consciousness, even though he may not follow the prescribed duties in the sastras or execute the devotional service properly, and even though he may fall down from the standard, there is no loss or evil for him.
- Bhagavad-gita 3.5

Anyone who understands Lord Krishna to be the Supreme, or who says unto the Lord "You are the same Supreme Brahman, the Personality of Godhead," is certainly liberated instantly, and consequently his entrance into the transcendental association of the Lord is guaranteed.
- Bhagavad-gita 4.9

When we understand the love is meant for God, that is our perfection of life. And if you love God, then you love everyone. That is perfect love.
- Bhagavad-gita 3.27, Melbourne, June 27, 1974

One should follow in the footsteps of great devotees, and that is the way of progress on the path of spiritual realization.
- Bhagavad-gita 3.21
A devotee of the Lord should accept any kind of work, sacrifice or charity which will help him in the discharge of devotional service to the Lord.

-  Bhagavad-gita 18.6