Let’s read Chapter 2 together and then we can apply the memory technic to remember the key verses!
THE ETERNAL NATURE OF THE SOUL
VERSES 1-9: ARJUNA SEEKS REFUGE IN KṚṢṆA AS THE GURU
2.7 With my heart overcome by weakness and my mind confused about my duty, I urge you to tell me clearly what is good for me. I am your disciple and I take refuge in you. Please teach me.
VERSES 10–30: THE ETERNAL NATURE OF THE SOUL
2.11 Lord Kṛṣṇa says: Whilst grieving for those who should not be grieved for, your words appear wise. But the learned lament neither for the dead nor for the living.
2. 22 As a person casts off worn-out garments and puts on new ones, so does the embodied Self cast off Its worn-out bodies and enter into new ones.
VERSES 31-38: THE DUTY OF A WARRIOR
2.38 Considering pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat to be the same, prepare yourself for battle. If you act in this way, you will not incur sin.
VERSES 39–53: THE INTRODUCTION OF KARMA-YOGA
2.42 Those who are unwise rejoice at the flowery words of the Veda, declaring ‘there is nothing superior to this!’
2.47 You have a right to act, but not to the fruits of that action. Do not allow rewards to be your motive for action; at the same time do not be attached to avoiding action.
2.48 Established in yoga and abandoning attachment, perform your duty. See success and failure with an even mind. This equanimity is the meaning of yoga.
VERSES 54–72: THE QUALITIES OF A REALISED PERSON
2.58 When one is able to withdraw the senses from the objects of senses on every side, as a tortoise withdraws its limbs, then one’s wisdom is firmly established.
2.62-63 When one deliberates upon sense-objects, attachment to them arises; from attachment comes desire, from desire arises anger.
From anger arises delusion; from delusion, there is loss of memory; from loss of memory the destruction of discrimination occurs; and with the destruction of discrimination, one is lost.
2.70 Just as different rivers flow into the sea which remains full, steady and immovable, so too do desires flow into an enlightened person. It is he who attains peace and not the one who seeks to fulfil desires.