THUS SPAKE LORD KRISHNA
THE PATH OF KNOWLEDGE:
- Blessed are the pure in heart, for to them is given the knowledge of God.
- As the rising sun dispels the darkness of night, sot the knowledge of Atman drives away all delusion.
- Blessed is human birth; event he dwellers in heaven desire this birth; for true knowledge and pure love may be attained only by a human being.
- Seek not for life on earth or in heaven. Thirst for life is delusion. Knowing life to be transitory, wake up from this dream of ignorance and strive to attain knowledge and freedom before death claims you.
- The sacrifice through knowledge is superior to sacrifice performed with materials. All actions in their entirety, O Arjuna, culminate in knowledge.
- Acquire that knowledge through inquiry and humble service. The wise who are knowers of the Truth will instruct you in wisdom.
- Acquiring that knowledge, O Arjuna, you will no more be deluded; you will see all creatures in yourself and in Me.
- As fire well kindled reduces fuel to ashes, so, the fire of knowledge reduces all karma to ashes.
- Verily, there exists no purifier on earth, equal to knowledge. A man who becomes perfect in yoga finds it within himself in course of time.
- Having attained knowledge, he soon attains supreme peace. But the man goes to ruin, who is ignorant and without faith and always doubting. Not this world, nor happiness is for the doubting soul.
- The omnipresent God does not accept the vice or virtue of anybody, Knowledge is enveloped by ignorance; because of this, beings get deluded.
- But those whose ignorance has been destroyed by the knowledge of Atman, their knowledge, like the sun, manifests the highest Being.
- I shall tell you again the best of all knowledge, knowing which all the sages have attained supreme felicity.
- Fixing their minds on Him, at one with Him, abiding in Him, ralizing Him alone as the supreme goal, they reach a state form which there is no return, their sins having been destroyed by knowledge.
- Just to bless them, I residing in their intellect, destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the resplendent light of knowledge.
- Humility, unostentatiousness, harmlessness, forbearance, uprightness, service to guru, purity, steadiness and self-control - all this is called knowledge.
- Dispassion for sense-objects, absence of egotism, seeing misery and evil in birth, death, old age and disease - all these are the virtues of a man of knowledge.