Thursday, Sep 26, 2013.
SAYINGS ON THE BHAGAVAD GEETA :
1. Mahatma Gandhi
The Geeta is the universal mother. She turns away nobody. Her door is wide open to anyone who knocks. A true votary of the Geeta does not know what disappointment is. He ever dwells in perennial joy and peace that passeth understanding. But that peace and joy come not to the sceptic or to him who is proud of his intellect or learning. It is reserved only for the humble in spirit who brings to her worship a fullness of faith and an undivided singleness of mind. There never was a man who worshipped her in that spirit and went back disappointed.
I find a solace in the Bhagavad Geeta that I miss even in the Sermon on the Mount. When disappointment stares me in the face and all alone I see not one ray of light, I go back to the Bhagavad Geeta. I find a verse here and a verse there, and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming tragedies--and my life has been full of external tragedies--and if they have left no visible, no indelible scar on me, I owe it all to the teaching of the Bhagavadgeeta.
Next : Aurobindo Ghose.