Srimad Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Sanskrit scripture which is part of the Mahabharata, one of the major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. Bhagavad Gita is the essence of Vedic knowledge and the most important Upanishad in Vedic literature. Sri Krishna spoke the Bhagavad Gita to his friend and devotee Arjuna, during the ancient war of Mahabharata.
Here in this post, we have a collection of Bhagavad Gita Quotes on Happiness, mentioned in Bhagavad Gita estimated five thousand years ago.
28 Bhagavad Gita Quotes on Happiness
- A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person, at the right time, at the right place and when we expect nothing in return.
- The happiness which comes from long practice, which leads to the end of suffering, which at first is like poison, but at last like nectar – this kind of happiness arises from the serenity of one’s own mind.
- The impermanent appearance of happiness and distress and their disappearance in due course are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons.They arise from the sense of perception, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.
Happiness derived from a combination of the senses and the sense objects is always a cause of distress and should be avoided by all means.
- Man is made by his beliefs. As he believes so he is.
- There is neither this world nor the world beyond nor happiness for the one who doubts.
- You grieve for those who should not be grieved for, Yet you speak wise words. Neither for the dead nor those alive do the wise grieve for.
All happiness in the material world has a beginning and an end, but happiness in Krishna is unlimited, and there is no end.
- Pleasures conceived in the world of the senses have a beginning and an end and give birth to misery, Arjuna. The wise do not look for happiness in them. But those who overcome the impulses of lust and anger which arise in the body are made whole and live in joy. They find their joy, their rest, and their light completely within themselves. United with the Lord, they attain nirvana in Brahman.
- Those who realize the self are always satisfied. Having found the source of joy and fulfillment, they no longer seek happiness from the external world. Happiness can only be found within self.
- He who has no attachments can love others, For his love is pure and divine. And it is from those small acts of love you truly can be happy.
- There is neither in this world or the world beyond that happiness exists for someone who doubts.
- Free from all thoughts of ‘I’ and ‘mine’, man finds absolute peace.
- Meet this transient world with neither grasping nor fear, Trust the unfolding of life and you will attain true serenity.
- You came here empty handed and so will you leave. What is yours today belonged to someone else yesterday. And Tomorrow someone else will call it his.
- The person who is not disturbed by happiness and distress and is steady in both is certainly eligible for liberation.
- Happiness is of the soul. The soul can never be cut to pieces. Nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water or withered by wind
- Make it easy for yourself. Get Organized, Live the moment. Your day to day activities should not steal your happiness.
- Little by Little. Through patience and repeated effort, The mind will become stilled in self.
- One has to learn tolerance in the face of dualities, Such as happiness or distress, Or cold and warmth and by tolerating such dualities, become free from anxieties regarding gain and loss.
- There is neither Self-knowledge nor Self-perception to those whose senses are not under control; Without self-perception, there is no peace and without peace, there can be no happiness.
- Delusion arises from anger; The mind is bewildered by delusion; Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered; One falls down when reasoning is destroyed
- We are like fish out of water; Just as fish cannot be happy unless he is in water; We cannot be happy apart from the spiritual world.
- The real sense of happiness is not cursing your destiny, Not wanting every second to change your scene, to change another mind, But to change your own mind to change the world.
- The Key to happiness is the Reduction of desires.
- When you move amidst the world of sense; free from the attachments and aversions alike, there comes the peace in which the sorrow ends, and you live in the wisdom of the self.
- One who is peaceful amidst good or evil, Whose aim and happiness are within, He is released from material bondage.
- It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly but happily than to live an imitation of somebody’s life with perfection and sorrow.