The Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Excerpts from God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita
by Paramahansa Yogananda

The Bhagavad Gita 15:11

The yogis striving for liberation see Him existing in themselves; but those who are unpurified and undisciplined are unable to perceive Him even when they struggle to do so.
— The Bhagavad Gita 15:11

Men who merely read scriptures as a hope of emancipation, who do not try to follow the moral rules, and who practice yoga methods without deep interest and devotion will not receive the spiritual benefits they expect.

Many students of yoga perform their exercises in a haphazard way; then wonder why they do not "get anywhere" and why they fail to feel communion with the Infinite even after apparently serious meditation. (p.940)