“When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe, everything else seems so superfluous.”
“I have made Gita and Sanskrit literature the main source of my inspiration and guidance for the purpose of scientific investigations and formation of my theories”.
– Albert Einstein, Physicist.
“Because I don’t think that I have anything more to give and the world also does not have anything more to get than this.”
– Narendra Modi, The Prime Minister of India.
(on gifting Bhagavad-Gita to the Japanese emperor during his Japan visit)
The Bhagavad Gita is the “perfect textbook” for those who are striving to be “servant leaders” and its message is relevant for all days and ages.
“The teachings by Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita are life and soul for me. They are the absolute foundation and motivation for the actions and the work and everything that I am trying to do with my life,”.
“I have gradually been able to understand my true identity … Who I really am, my spiritual essence, my purpose in life…”
– Tulsi Gabbard, American Congresswoman
“The balance of mind which few highly-civilized individuals, such as Arjuna, the hero of Bhagavad-Gita, can maintain in action is difficult for most of us even as observers.”
– T. S. Eliot, American-English Poet.
“The deeper you dive into it, richer the meaning you get…with every age, the important words will carry new and expanding meanings. But its central teachings will not vary.”
“Let the Gita be to you a mine of diamonds as it has been to me. Let it be your constant guide and friend on life’s way. Let it light your path and dignify your labor.”
“When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow.”
– Mahatma Gandhi, India’s Father of Nation.
“The Bhagavad-Gita deals essentially with the spiritual foundation of human existence. It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe.”
– Jawaharlal Nehru.
“It gives utterance to the aspirations of the pilgrims of all sects who seek to tread the inner way to the city of God.”
– Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Former President of India.
“In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial.”
“In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climes and nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge.”
– Henry David Thoreau.
“I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion”.
– Herman Hesse.
“The Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions.”
–Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
The idea that man is like unto an inverted tree seems to have been current in by gone ages. The link with Vedic conceptions is provided by Plato in his Timaeus in which it states…”behold we are not an earthly but a heavenly plant” This correlation can be discerned by what Krishna expresses in chapter 15 of Bhagavad-Gita.
– Carl Jung.
“The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization.”
– Sri Aurobindo.
“In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad-Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it.”
– Rudolph Steiner.
“The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.”
– Aldous Huxley.
“It is already becoming clearer that a chapter which has a western beginning will have to have an Indian ending if it is not to end in the self-destruction of the human race… At this supremely dangerous moment in history the only way of salvation for mankind is the Indian Way.”
– Dr. Arnold Toynbee, British Historian 1889-1975.
“It is a book to be read again and again, at various stages of your life’s path, for once you truly comprehend the material presented, you are well on your way to understanding the meaning of life!”
– Antonio T. De Nicolas (on Bhagavad-Gita)