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Bhagavad-Gita As It Is
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

1 "By nature's law, this human form of life is specifically meant for self-realization."

2 "One who sees the Supersoul in every living being and equal everywhere does not degrade himself by his mind. Thus he approaches the transcendental destination." Bhagavad Gita, ch. 13, v. 29

3 "The Supreme Lord is represented throughout the entire material universe by His entering into all things as the Supersoul."

4 "Human life is meant for cultivation of spiritual knowledge, in eternal relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead."

5 "Everything in the material world has a certain flavor or fragrance, like the flavor and fragrance in a flower, or in the earth, water, fire or air. The uncontaminated flavor, the original flavor which permeates everything, is Krsna [Krishna]....Krsna consciousness is active in every sphere."

6 "The universe is the cosmic form of the Supreme Lord." Bhagavad Gita, ch. 8, v. 4

7 "All the manifestations we see, and everything that exists in both this material world and in the spiritual world, are resting on the energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The creation takes place by the diffusion of His different energies, and as stated in Bhagavad-gita, He is everywhere present."

8 "No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul." Bhagavad Gita, ch. 2, v. 17

9 "Fear is due to one's absorption in illusory energy, but when one is free from illusory energy...then he has nothing to fear."

10 "Our consciousness seeks happiness because we are part and parcel of the Lord."

11 "One can understand the nature of the Supreme by thorough study of oneself, the difference between oneself and the Supreme Being understood as the relationship between the part and the whole."

12 "Although the Supersoul appears to be divided, He is never divided. He is situated as one." Bhagavad Gita, ch. 13, v. 17

13 "The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone's heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities."

14 "He [the Supersoul] is situated in everyone's heart."

15 "Devotional service is a process of spiritual understanding....Devotional service to the Lord and the Lord Himself are one and the same because they are...manifesting the internal energy of the Supreme Lord."

16 "Every living being is Brahman."

17 "The Lord Himself has entered into these worlds and is maintaining them."

18 "The Supreme Lord is the Soul of all souls."

19 "Living entities are fragmental parts and parcels of the Supreme Lord - eternally."

20 "To pray to God when he is in difficulty is a natural instinct in every living being because he is eternally related with God."

21 "Oneness means not that they [living entities] have no individuality, but that there is no disunity. They are all agreeable to the purpose of the Lord."

22 "Everyone has some relationship with the Lord....Each of the millions upon millions of living beings has its particular relationship. By the process of service one can revive one's original status with the Lord."

23 "The Lord..is omnipresent. We should know Him always, twenty-four hours a day."

24 "The knowledge of one who sees in every living entity one undivided spiritual nature, which is divided into innumerable forms, should be understood to be in the mode of goodness." Bhagavad Gita, ch. 18, v. 20

25 "The ultimate goal of life is self-realization."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite