Bhagavad Gita verses

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  1. Jup1t3r

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    Arjuna asks Krishna to describe he characteristics of a man of steady wisdom.

    Sānkhya Yoga
    55. When a man completely casts off the desires of the mind, and is satisfied in the Self, by the Self, then he is said to have steady wisdom.
    56. He whose mind is not shaken by adversity, who does not hanker after pleasures, and is free from attachments, fears and anger is a sage of steady wisdom.
    57. He, who is everywhere without attachment, upon meeting with good or bad, who neither rejoices nor hates, is of a steady wisdom.
    58. When, like the tortoise that withdraws its limbs, he withdraws his senses from the sense-objects, then his wisdom becomes steady.
    59. The sense-objects turn away from the abstinent man, thus leaving the longing behind; they also turn away when seeing the Supreme.
    60. The turbulent senses do violently carry away the mind of a wise man even though he be striving to control them.

    Difficult moments always present; endure them bravely.
     
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    Karma Yoga
    5. None can ever remain, for even a moment, without performing action; everyone is made to act helplessly by the qualities born from Nature.
    6. He who, restraining his organs of action, sits fantasizing about the sense-objects, is of deluded understanding and is a hypocrite.
    7. But whosoever, controlling the senses by the mind, engages in Karma Yoga with the organs of action, without attachment, he excels.

    Perform your duties bravely.
     
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    Karma Yoga
    21. Whatsoever a great man does, the other men also do; he sets up as the standard that which the rest of mankind follows.

    Man is a social and imitating animal; he takes his ideas of right and wrong from those he regards as morally superior.
    In your community, find those that are honest, stoic, unaffected by the dualities and able to endure difficulty. Do not follow men that you understand to be wrong.
     
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    Karma Yoga

    Arjuna asks:
    36. Impelled by what does man commit sin, though against his wishes, constrained as it were, by force?

    Krishna says:
    37. It is desire, and it is anger, born by the quality of Rajas. It is all-powerful, all-sinful; know this to be the foe.
    39. Wisdom is enveloped by this constant enemy of the wise in the form of desire; it is as unappeasable as fire.

    Remember: the ignorant man considers his desires to be his friend. He welcomes desire for sense gratification. The wise man can see before suffering the consequences.
     
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    Thank you for sharing all of that. Do you have a pdf or something with all the verses compiled?
     
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  6. Jup1t3r

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    I unfortunately do not. I just have the physical copy and type it out. I’m pretty sure you could find a pdf though.
     
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    Krishna seems like an interesting character
     
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    He's our almighty God.
     
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    Jñāna Yoga

    Krishna speaks in regards to sacrifice:
    25. Some Yogis perform sacrifice to the gods alone, while others offer the Self as sacrifice.
    26. Some offer their hearing and other senses as sacrifice; some offer sounds and other sense objects as sacrifice.
    27. Some sacrifice all functions of their senses and those of the breath in self-restraint kindled by knowledge.
    28. Some offer wealth, austerity and their work as sacrifice, while the ascetics of self-restraint and rigid vows offer the study of the scriptures and knowledge as sacrifice.
    29. Some offer as sacrifice the incoming and outgoing breaths, restraining the courses of outgoing and incoming breaths, solely absorbed in the restraint of breath.
    30. Some offer as sacrifice the regulation of their diet. All these are knowers of sacrifice, whose sins are destroyed by sacrifice.

    We learn of many techniques of sacrifice; from vows of silence, to fasting, to being studious, to giving charity, to physical challenge. All these sacrifices contribute to the eradication of sin.
     
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