The wise man never initiates any action.
It is better to do one’s own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins.
One who works in devotion, who is a pure soul, and who controls his mind and senses, is dear to everyone, and everyone is dear to him. Though always working, such a man is never entangled.
Those who are wise lament neither for the living nor the dead.
One who restrains the senses and organs of action, but whose mind dwells on sense objects, certainly deludes himself and is called a pretender.
For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will be the greatest enemy.
One who sees the Supersoul accompanying the individual soul in all bodies and who understands that neither the soul nor the Supersoul is ever destroyed, actually sees.
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
As the blazing fire turns firewood to ashes, so does the fire of knowledge burn to ashes all reactions to material activities.
When there is an increase in the mode of ignorance, madness, illusion, inertia and darkness are manifested.