Famous Reflections on the
Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad-gita, though generally considered a religious manuscript, houses a wealth of knowledge available in its texts that are as practical today as they were five thousand years back, when they were spoken. These texts not only contain confidential spiritual knowledge, but also a plethora of effective solutions to the everyday problems of the modern man.

 In October 2006, the Times published an article by the title “Corporate America Swears by the Gita”. This is not a surprising phenomenon. In this age where there is a prominent desire to amass wealth; many corporate leaders renounce the need for personal balance and inner fulfillment. The Bhagavad-gita helps resolve just this. It helps make introspection, continuous learning and inquiry an essential part of human life. It enables us to put purpose before the self. This is absolutely essential for a leader of any kind today.

"In the morning I bathe my intellect in the philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial."
- Henry David Thoreau
"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
"From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad-Gita is the essence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures."
- Adi Shankara
"The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables a human being to blossom into perfection."
- Herman Hesse
"The Mahabharata has all the essential ingredients necessary to evolve and protect humanity and that within it the Bhagavad-Gita is the epitome of the Mahabharata just as ghee is the essence of milk and pollen is the essence of flowers."
- Madhvacarya
“Everything is determined…by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust—we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”
- Albert Einstein
"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 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 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