Krishna gave some of the biggest life lessons while enlightening Arjun with the gyan. If we follow even a few of those lessons, the reason behind our existence would be fulfilled. This Gokulashtami or Janmashtami 2019, take a pledge to transform all your negativity into a positive approach in life. Here are some of the most positive 20 quotes by Krishan, that can change your perspective in life.
1. It is better to do one’s own dharma, even though imperfectly, than to do another’s dharma, even though perfectly. By doing one’s innate duties, a person does not incur sin.
2. Hell has three entries- greed, anger and lust.
3. Perform your obligatory Duty, Because action is indeed better than inaction.
4. Whatever happened was good, what’s happening, it’s going well, whatever will happen, will also be good. You need not have any regrets from the past. Do not worry for the future. Live in the present.
5. Change is the law of the universe. What you think of as death, is indeed life. In one instance you can be a millionaire, and in the other instance you can be steeped in poverty.
6. This body is not yours, neither are you of the body. The body is made of fire, water, air, earth and ether, and will disappear into these elements. But the soul is permanent - so who are you?
7. Fear Not. What is not real never was and never will be. What is real Always was and cannot be destroyed.
8. A man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he becomes.
9. Whenever dharma declines and the purpose of life is forgotten, I manifest myself on earth. I am born in every age to protect the good, to destroy evil, and to reestablish dharma.
10. That one is dear to me who runs not after the pleasant or away from the painful, grieves not, lusts not, but lets things come and go as they happen.
11. Just as a reservoir is of little use when the whole countryside is flooded, scriptures are of little use to the illumined man or woman, who sees the Lord everywhere.
12. That which seems like poison at first, but tastes like nectar in the end – this is the joy of sattva, born of a mind at peace with itself.
13. When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.
14. You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction.
15. Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind. It was by such work that Janaka attained perfection; others too have followed this path.
16. The senses are higher than the body, the mind higher than the senses; above the mind is the intellect, and above the intellect is the Atman. Thus, knowing that which is supreme, let the Atman rule the ego. Use your mighty arms to slay the fierce enemy that is selfish desire.
17. Actions do not cling to me because I am not attached to their results. Those who understand this and practice it live in freedom.
18. Those who surrender to Brahman all selfish attachments are like the leaf of a lotus floating clean and dry in water. Sin cannot touch them.
19. Free from anger and selfish desire, unified in mind, those who follow the path of yoga and realize the Self are established forever in that supreme state.
20. It is not those who lack energy or refrain from action, but those who work without expectation of reward who attain the goal of meditation.