Bhagwad Gita

Dealing with Seeking Peace – Texts from Bhagwad Gita

The texts from the Bhagwad Gita are curated to help deal with seeking peace. The Sanskrit texts and their corresponding translations are given below.

Take time to read and understand their core meaning and message, and I hope this helps in elevating the issues with seeking peace.

Chapter 2 – Text 66

नास्ति बुद्धिरयुक्तस्य न चायुक्तस्य भावना

न चाभावयतः शान्तिरशान्तस्य कुतः सुखम

One who is not in transcendental consciousness can have neither a controlled mind nor steady intelligence, without which there is no possibility of peace. And how can there be any happiness without peace?

Chapter 2 – Text 71

विहाय कामान्यः सर्वान्पुमांश्ररति निःस्पृहः

निर्ममो निरहंकारः स शान्तिमधिगच्छति

A person who has given up all desires for sense gratification, who lives free from desire, who has given up all sense of proprietorship and is devoid of false ego – he alone can attain real peace.

Chapter 4 – Text 39

श्रद्धावाँल्लभते ज्ञानं तत्परः संयतेन्द्रियः

ज्ञानं लब्ध्वा परम शान्तिमचिरेणाधिगच्छति

A faithful man who is absorbed in transcendental knowledge and who subdues his senses quickly attains supreme spiritual peace.

Chapter 5 – Text 29

भोक्तारं यज्ञतपसां सर्वलोकमहेश्वरम

सुहृदं सर्वभूतानां ज्ञात्वा मां शान्तिमृच्छति

The sages, knowing Me as the ultimate purpose of all sacrifices and austerities, the Supreme Lord of all planets and demigods, and the benefactor and well-wisher of all living entities, attain peace from the pangs of material miseries.

Chapter 8 – Text 28

वेदेषु यज्ञेषु तपःसु चैव दानेषुयत्पुण्यफलं प्रदिष्टम

अत्येति तत्सर्वमिदं विदित्वा योगी परं स्थानमुपैती चाद्यम

A person who accepts the path of devotional service is not bereft of the results derived from studying the Vedas, performing austere sacrifices, giving charity or pursuing philosophical or fruitive activities – at the end they reach the Supreme abode.

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