Meaningful verses from the Bhagavad Gita – 1

Sri Aurobindo has paraphrased most of Bhagavad Gita’s Sanskrit verses into English:

I am sharing below some of the verses which I found meaningful:

Chapter 2: Sankhya-Yoga

Chapter 2/Verse 11: The Blessed Lord said that the enlightened man does not mourn either for the living or for the dead.

Chapter 2/Verse 13: As the soul physically passes through childhood, youth and age, so it passes on to the changing of the body.

Chapter 2/Verse 15: The firm and wise who is equal in pleasure and suffering, makes himself apt for immortality.

Chapter 2/Verse 17: Who can slay the immortal spirit?

Chapter 2/Verse 23: Weapons cannot cleave it, nor the fire burn, nor do the waters drench it, nor the wind dry.

Chapter 2/Verse 38: Make grief and happiness, loss and gain, victory and defeat equal to thy soul and then turn to battle; so thou shall not incur sin.

Chapter 2/Verse 40: On this path no effort is lost, no obstacle prevails; even a little of this dharma delivers from great fear.

Chapter 2/Verse 48: Fixed in Yoga do thy actions, having become equal in failure and success; for it is equality that is meant by Yoga.

Chapter 2/Verse 50: Yoga is skill in works.

Chapter 2/Verse 55: The Blessed Lord said: “When a man expels all desires from the mind and is satisfied in the self by the self, then is he called stable in intelligence.”

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