Human life is full of the play of samskaras - tendencies developed by repeated actions.
In the Bhagavad Gita, there is no long discussion, nothing elaborate. The main reason for this is that everything stated in the Gita is meant to be tested in the life of every man; it is intended to be verified in practice.
It is only when our life proceeds within bounds and in an accepted, disciplined way, that the mind can be free.
Life does not mean mere karma or mere bhakti or mere jnana.
We cannot fight new wars with old weapons.
Though the names karma yoga and sannyasa are different, the truth at the heart of both is the same.
Do not allow yourself to imagine that revolutionary thinking can be propagated by governmental power.
If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world.
If we wish our nature to be free and joyous, we should bring our activities into same order.
Innumerable actions are going on through us all the time. If we started counting them, we should never come to an end.
In this world of chance and change and mutability, the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord.
If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings. We shall become free.
We have seen from experience that, if we are in the habit of walking regularly on the same road, we are able to think about other things while walking, without paying attention to our steps.
The main reason why we look constantly to the Gita is that, whenever we need help, we may get it from the Gita. And, indeed, we always do get it.
We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off.