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

1 "Although You are one, You are spread throughout the sky and the planets and in all space between, O great one." Bhagavad Gita, ch. 11, v. 20

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

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

4 "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."

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

6 "From Brahman...on down to the smallest ant, all entities are existing because the Supreme Lord has entered and is sustaining each."

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

8 "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

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

10 "There is no exception to service in the society of living beings....In fact, no living being is exempted from rendering service to others. Service is a constant companion of the living being, and so we may conclude that rendering service is the eternal religion of the eternal living entity."

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

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

13 "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."

14 "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

15 "All the manifold manifestations of wonderful things are going on by the simple supreme will of God, and all of them are subordinate to that supreme will."

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

17 "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."

18 "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."

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

20 "Every living being is Brahman."

21 "We are constitutionally parts and parcels of the Supreme."

22 "The Lord, situated in the hearts of all living entities, directs their senses."

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

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite