AAP faces crucial confidence LORD BUDDHA AND BHAGAVAD GITA

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Gautama Buddha quotes (showing 1-30 of 224)

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” 
― Gautama Buddha

You need not have any regrets for the past.
You need not worry for the future.
The present is happening …

–       Bhagavad Gita 

 

 “In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?” 
― Gautama Buddha

What did you lose that you cry about?
What did you bring with you,
Which you think you have lost?
What did you produce,
Which you think got destroyed?

You did not bring anything,
whatever you have, you received from here.
Whatever you have given, you have given only here.
Whatever you took, you took from God.
Whatever you gave, you gave to Him.
You came empty handed, you will leave empty handed.

–       Bhagavad Gita 

 “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” 
― Gautama Buddha

The Bhagavad Gita — ‘Sever the ignorant doubt in your heart with the sword of self-knowledge. Observe your discipline. Arise.’

 “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” 

― Gautama Buddha

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” 
― Gautama Buddha

 

the bhagavad gita

The Way of Love

Arjuna:
 
Of those who love you as the Lord of Love,
Ever present in all, and those who seek you
As the nameless, formless Reality,
Which way is sure and swift, love or knowledge?
 
Sri Krishna:
 
For those who set their hearts on me
And worship me with unfailing devotion and faith,
The way of love leads sure and swift to me.
 
Those who seek the transcendental Reality,
Unmanifested, without name or form,
Beyond the reach of feeling and of thought,
With their senses subdued and mind serene
And striving for the good of all beings,
They too will verily come unto me.
 
Yet hazardous
And slow is the path to the Unrevealed,
Difficult for physical man to tread.
But they for whom I am the goal supreme,
Who do all work renouncing self for me
And meditate on me with single-hearted devotion,
These will I swiftly rescue
From the fragment’s cycle of birth and death
To fullness of eternal life in me.
 
Still your mind in me, still yourself in me,
And without doubt you shall be united with me,
Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart.
But if you cannot still your mind in me,
Learn to do so through the practice of meditation.
If you lack the will for such self-discipline,
Engage yourself in selfless service of all around you,
For selfless service can lead you at last to me.
If you are unable to do even this,
Surrender yourself to me in love,
Receiving success and failure with equal calmness
As granted by me.
 
Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice.
Better than knowledge is meditation.
But better still is surrender in love,
Because there follows immediate peace.
 
That one I love who is incapable of ill will,
And returns love for hatred.
Living beyond the reach of I and mine
And of pleasure and pain, full of mercy,
Contented, self-controlled, firm in faith,
With all their heart and all their mind given to me –
With such people I am in love.
 
Not agitating the world or by it agitated,
They stand above the sway of elation,
Competition, and fear, accepting life
Good and bad as it comes. They are pure,
Efficient, detached, ready to meet every demand
I make on them as a humble instrument of my work.
 
They are dear to me who run not after the pleasant
Or away from the painful, grieve not
Over the past, lust not today,
But let things come and go as they happen.
 
Who serve both friend and foe with equal love,
Not buoyed up by praise or cast down by blame,
Alike in heat and cold, pleasure and pain,
Free from selfish attachments and self-will,
Ever full, in harmony everywhere,
Firm in faith – such as these are dear to me.
 
But dearest to me are those who seek me
In faith and love as life’s eternal goal.
They go beyond death to immortality.

 

 

 

 “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.” 
― Gautama Buddha

No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end, either here or in the world to come—Bhagavad Gita

 

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