Thus, I have explained this most secret transcendental science of the Absolute. Having understood this, one becomes enlightened, one’s all duties are accomplished, (and the goal of human life is achieved) O Arjuna. (15.20)
Hear once again My most secret, supreme word. You are very dear to Me; therefore, I shall tell this for your benefit. (18.64)
Fix your mind on Me, be devoted to Me, offer service to Me, bow down to Me, and you shall certainly reach Me. I promise you because you are My very dear friend. (18.65)
? Lord Shri Krishna in Bhagwadgita
"Bhagwat Gita is a poem which is held to be the crown Jewell of the whole Indian literature".
? Swami Vivekanand
"I believe that in all the living languages of the world, there is no book so full of true knowledge, and yet so handy as the Bhagawad Geeta".
? Sri Madan Mohan Malaviya
"When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I don't see any ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagawad Geeta and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow".
? Mahatma Gandhi
"For centuries people have found comfort in this great book which sets forth in precise and penetrating words the essential principles of a spiritual religion which are not contingent on ill-founded facts, unscientific dogmas or arbitrary fancies. With long history of spiritual power, it serves even today as a light to all who will receive illumination from the profundity of its wisdom which insists on a world wider and deeper than wars and revolutions can touch. It is a powerful shaping factor in the renewal of spiritual life and has secured an assured place among the world's greatest scriptures."
? Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
"Among the priceless teachings that may be found in the great Hindu poem of the Mahabharata, there is none, so rare and precious as this "The Lord's Song". Since it fell from the divine lips of Sri Krsna on the field of battle, and stilled the surging emotions of the disciple and friend, how many troubled hearts has it quietened and strengthened, how many weary souls has it led to Him! It is meant to lift the aspirant from the lower levels of renunciation, where objects are renounced, to the loftier heights where desires are dead, and where the Yogi dwells in calm and ceaseless contemplation while his body and mind are actively employed in discharging the duties that fall to his lot in life. That the spiritual man need not be a recluse, that union with divine life may be achieved and maintained in the midst of worldly affairs, that the obstacles to that union lie, not outside us, within us, such is the central lesson of the Bhagawad Geeta."
?Dr. Annie Besant
"Geeta is a first-hand guide to the ancient roots of Vedic religion. Although in Shevatsara Upanisad the transcendence of the personal God has been affirmed to some extent-with Geeta has come the devotional religion".
? Dr. R.C. Zaehner
"Among the many works of Asian literature that were studied in Concord, Massachusetts, in the mid-nineteenth century, none was more influential than the Bhagawad Geeta".
? Barbara Stoler Miller
? Sir Edwin Arnold