Lord Krishna's Billion Dollar Thoughts
(1) No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end, either here or in the world to come.
(2) The key to happiness is the reduction of desires.
(3) Do everything you have to do, but not with greed, not with ego, not with lust, not with envy but with love, compassion, humility and devotion.
(4) Actions do not cling to me because I am not attached to their results. Those who understand this and practice it live in freedom.
(5) Change is the law of the world. What you think of as death, is indeed life. In a moment you become the owner of millions. In the other you become penniless.
(6) Whatever happened was good. What’s happening is going well. Whatever will happen will also be good. Do not worry about the future. Live in the present.
(7) Set your heart upon your work but never its reward.
(8) It is better to perform one’s own duties imperfectly than to master the duties of another.
(9) Fear not. What is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
(10) A man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he becomes.
(11) For one who has conquered his mind, a mind is best of friends, but for one who has failed to do so, a mind is the greatest enemy.
(12) Happiness is a state of mind, that has nothing to do with the external world.
(13) Why do you worry unnecessarily? Whom do you fear? Who can kill you? The soul is neither born nor dies.
(14) When a person responds to the joys and sorrows of others as if they were his own, he has attained the highest state of spiritual union.
(15) No one should abandon duties because he sees defects in them. Every action, every activity, is surrounded by defects as a fire is surrounded by smoke.
(16) Perform your obligatory duties, because action is indeed better than inaction.
(17) There are three gates to the self-destructive hell: lust, anger, and greed.
(18) This body is not yours, neither are you of the body. The body is made of fire, water, air, earth and ether, and will disappear into these elements. But the soul is permanent – so who are you?
(19) Calmness, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and purity: these are the disciplines of the mind.
(20) He who has no attachments can really love others, for his love is pure and divine.
(21) It is not those who lack energy or refrain from action, but those who work without expectation of reward attain the goal of meditation.
(22) Developing the right attitude towards your job and even the most mundane work becomes a source of joy.
(23) What have you got that you cry? What have you produced which has destroyed? Whatever is there, you received from here. Whatever you will give will stay here.