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Bhagavad Gita



    For one that has been esteemed, disgrace Is worse than death

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    I am rich and born in a noble family. I am the greatest. I shall perform sacrifice, I shall give charity, and I shall rejoice. Thus deluded by ignorance

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    If due to ego you think: I shall not fight; this resolve of yours is vain. Your own nature will compel you.

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    Why shouldn't we, who clearly see evil in the destruction of the family, think about turning away from this sin, O Krishna?

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    The unsuccessful yogi is reborn, after attaining heaven and living there for many years, in the house of the pure and prosperous.

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    Bear with me as a father to his son, as a friend to a friend, and as a husband to his wife, O Lord.

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    Thou hast power only to act not over the result thereof. Act thou therefore without prospect of the result and without succcumbing to inaction (The translation follows thusKarmani ave adhikars te--you have the power to act onlyma phalesu kadachana--you do not have the power to influence the resultma karmaphal hetur bhoo--therefore you must act without the anticipation of the resultma sangostu akramani--without succumbing to inaction)

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    They prescribe various specific rites for the attainment of pleasure and power to those who are full of desires, and hold the attainment of heaven as the highest goal of life. The rebirth is their fruit of action.

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    We are born into the world of nature; our second birth is into the world of spirit.

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    Action is the product of the Qualities inherent in Nature.

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    And when immorality prevails, O Krishna, the women of the family become corrupted; when women are corrupted, social problems arise.

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    Because, death is certain for the one who is born, and birth is certain for the one who dies. Therefore, you should not lament over the inevitable.

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    For certain is death for the born and certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the inevitable thou should not grieve

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    That one I love who is incapable of ill will, and returns love for hatred. Living beyond the reach of I and mind, and of pain and pleasure, full of mercy, contented, self-controlled, with all his heart and all his mind given to Me / with such a one I am in love.

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    Anybody, including women, merchants, laborers, and the evil-minded can attain the supreme goal by just surrendering unto My will [with loving devotion].

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    Success in work comes quickly in this human world.

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    Thus this most secret science has been explained by Me, O sinless Arjuna. Having understood this, one becomes enlightened and one's all duties are accomplished.

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    Those who strive for freedom from (the cycles of birth) old age and death by taking refuge in Me know Brahman, the individual self, and Karma in its entirety.

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    I am the sweet fragrance in the earth. I am the heat in the fire, the life in all living beings, and the austerity in the ascetics.

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    Living creatures are nourished by food, and food is nourished by rain; rain itself is the water of life, which comes from selfless worship and service.

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    What is work and what is not work are questions that perplex the wisest of men.

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