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In the book "Awareness" of Anthony De Mello I've read the following quotation "from the sacred book of the Hindus":

...Lord Krishna says to Arjuna: "Plunge into the heat of battle and keep your heart at the lotus feet of the Lord".

But I can not find such place in the Bhagavadgita. Some of my acquaintance researchers in private conversation told me that this is probably wrong citation based on BhG 3.30.

My question: is it correct citation or not?

P.S. I haven't found this citation in this question: Which famous quotes are wrongly attributed to Bhagavad Gita?

I am curious: if it is wrong, what's the basis of it?

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No, quoted text is not found in Bhagavad Gita.

BG 3.30 and BG 8.7 are the closest verses:

BG 3.30 - Devoid of the fever of the soul, engage in battle by dedicating all actions to Me, with (your) mind intent on the Self, and becoming free from expectations and egoism.
BG 8.7 - Therefore, think of Me at all times and fight. There is no doubt that by dedicating your mind and intellect to Me, you will attain Me alone.


We ideally should merge this answer here: Which famous quotes are wrongly attributed to Bhagavad Gita?

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  • Yes ,Saw that , i was just pointing you towards adding original sanskrit /english shlokas in the answer. Feb 25, 2018 at 15:44

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