Lord Krishna’s Teachings for Better Decision-Making

Have you ever been at a crossroads, confused about which direction to take — If you should quit or continue, leave or stay, do or not do, act or just wait till things tide over? If so, let Lord Krishna help you…

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Undoubtedly, O Arjuna, the mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by any constant vigorous spiritual practice — such as meditation — with perseverance, and by detachment, O Arjuna. (6.35)

You have control over doing your respective duty only, but no control or claim over the results. The fruits of work should not be your motive, and you should never be inactive. (2.47)

A person is considered superior who is impartial towards companions, friends, enemies, neutrals, arbiters, haters, relatives, saints, and sinners. (6.09)

The one by whom others are not agitated and who is not agitated by others, who is free from joy, envy, fear, and anxiety, is also dear to Me. (12.15)

Arjuna, when inertia is predominant; ignorance, inactivity, carelessness, and delusion arise. (14.13)

Whatever is done without faith — whether it is sacrifice, charity, austerity, or any other act — is useless. It has no value here or hereafter, O Arjuna. (17.28)

Because whatever noble persons do, others follow. Whatever standard they set up, the world follows. (3.21) .

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Ritika (Bajaj) Lalwani

Writer-editor, seeker, yoga enthusiast, tarot reader, voyager… and more