T Krishnamacharya Bhagavad Gītā Study Quotes Collected and Collated

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T Krishnamacharya Bhagavad Gītā Study Quotes Collected and Collated

Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two Sāṃkhya Yoga – 72 verses

“Fix yourself on something that doesn’t change
and seek something higher than material things.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two verse 45

Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Four Jñāna Yoga – 42 verses

Tapas is an offering for something else, not a deprivation.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Four verse 28

Saṃśaya (Doubt) is the Fire that consumes Wisdom.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Four verse 40

Jñāna is like a sword to cut away Saṃśaya.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Four verse 41

Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Five Karma Saṃnyāsa Yoga – 29 verses

Svabhāva is Karma Vāsana.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Five verse 14

‎”Use Samavṛtti in Prāṇāyāma to reduce the power of Rajas and Tamas.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Five verse 27

Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Six Dhyāna Yoga – 47 verses

“When dominated by Kleśa,
Citta is not a friend.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Six verse 6

Tapas is Proper Diet, Mantra Chanting and Self-Inquiry.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Six verse 46

Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Seven Jñāna Vijñāna Yoga – 30 verses

“The Sūtra does not require the Gem.
But the Gem requires the Sūtra.
Just like there is a hole in every Gem,
there is a place for God in Every Being
and that hole is the Heart.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Seven verse 7

“The taste in the water cannot be seen.
Only when we put the water in our mouths.
So it is with Bhakti.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Seven verse 8

Jñāna is one who understands
what is to be given up and
what is to be sought.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Seven verse 19

Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Eight Akṣara Brahma Yoga – 28 verses

araṃbanaṃ saṃśilanaṃ punaḥ punaḥ |
“Begin then verify, again begin then verify, again begin then verify.”
– T Krishnamacharya to Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Eight verse 8

Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Ten Vibhūti Yoga – 42 verses

Ātma – That which nourishes.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Ten verse 20

Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Eleven Viśvarūpa Yoga – 55 verses

“The teacher follows the student and will use many methods
to see the student grasps the teachings.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Eleven verse 1

Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Thirteen Kṣetra Kṣetrajña Vibhāga Yoga – 27 verses

Sukha and Duḥkha cannot be there at the same time.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Thirteen verse 21

“If we recognise a person as they are now,
not as they were yesterday,
we realise that what we see is not eternal.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Thirteen verse 28