"Work done with selfish motives is inferior by far to the selfless service or Karma-yoga. Therefore be a Karma-yogi, O Arjuna. Those who seek to enjoy the fruits of their work are verily unhappy because one has no control over the results." - Bhagavad Gita

Quotes : Essence of Hinduism : Aphorisms - Miscellaneous

अन्नदानं समं दानं त्रिलोकेशु न विद्यते । In all the three worlds, there is no donation greater than donating food to the hungry. - Maharishi Ved Vyasa
अश्टादश पुराणेशु व्यासेन वचनद्वयं । परोपकारः पुण्याय पापाय परपीडनं ।। The essence of all the 18 puranas is: Helping others is Punya (merit) and troubling others is Paapa (sin). - Maharishi Ved Vyasa
अवश्यमनुभोक्तव्यं क्रुतं कर्म शुभाशुभं । It is definite that we will experience the results of our past deeds !
धर्म एव हतो हन्ति । धर्मो रक्शति रक्शितः ।। Those who try to destroy Dharma shall be destroyed by Dharma and those who try to save Dharma shall be saved by Dharma. - Manu Smrithi 6.15
चित्ता चिन्ता समाप्रोक्ता बिंदुमात्रा विशेशताः । सजीवं दाहते चिन्ता निर्जीवं दाहते चिता ।। The words chitaa and chintaa are very similar. The only difference is the anusvaar (the dot on chi). Not only are the words similar, but also their actions and consequences. chintaa (worry) burns or destroys living human beings, while chitaa (funeral pyre) destroys a dead body.

Quotes : Essence of Hinduism


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