Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Swami ioned. The Ashtavakra Gita, or the Ashtavakra Samhita as it is sometimes called, is a very ancient Sanskrit text. Nothing seems to be known about the author, though. ‘Ashtavakra Gita’ is one of the advaitic masterpieces. Without mincing matters it comes out with the advaitic truth, the whole truth and nothing but advaita which is .

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The illusion has lost its basis and ceased. Realising that all this varied and wonderful world is nothing, one becomes pure receptivity, free from inclinations, and as if nothing existed, one finds peace. There is no other remedy for it than the realisation that all this that we see samihta unreal, samhira that I am the asntavakra stainless smhita, consisting of consciousness.

For me remaining in myself, there is no need for talk of the three goals of life, of yoga or of knowledge. The various states of one who is free of uncertainty within, and who outwardly wanders about as he pleases like an idiot, can only be known by someone in the same condition.

Continually observing the drawbacks of such things as pleasant objects, I live as I please, abandoning the pleasant and unpleasant. Every word is absolutely profound. This awareness of the truth makes an eloquent, clever and energetic man dumb, stupid and lazy, so it is avoided by those whose aim is enjoyment. For the seer who behaves like a child, without desire eamhita all actions, there is no attachment for such a pure one even in the work he does.


When you analyse it, cloth is found to be just thread. The Astavakra Gita as Multivalent Narrative. This is my Holy book Even when pleased he is not pleased, not suffering even when in pain.

Being pure consciousness, do not disturb your mind with thoughts of for and against. There is no space or even eternity. A yogi is not in the least put out even when humiliated by the ridicule of servants, sons, wives, grandchildren, or other ashtacakra. Photo courtesy British Museum.

Ashtavakra Gita

Be at peace and remain happily in yourself, the essence of joy. For me established in my own glory, there is no dreaming or deep sleep, no waking nor fourth state beyond them, and certainly no fear.

The Heart of Awareness: Recognising this pattern I am now established. A stupid man is bewildered when he hears the ultimate truth, while even a clever man is humbled by it just like the fool. Righteousness and unrighteousness, pleasure and pain are purely of the mind and are no ashatvakra of yours. In the absence of delight in sound and the other senses, and by the fact that I am myself not an object of the senses, my mind is focused and free from distraction — which is why I am now established.

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HariBaldawa – favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite – November 5, Subject: Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Please read it with some patience. The translation here is by John Richards, and is presented to the public smhita with his affection. In the infinite ocean of myself, the wind of thought subsides, and the world boat of the living-being traders is wrecked by lack of goods.


The wise who are of the form of emptiness, formless, unchanging, and spotless see nothing of the sort. You have no bondage or liberation. Collection digitallibraryindia ; texts. Uploaded by Public Resource on January 19, For the wise man who is always unchanging and fearless there is neither darkness nor light nor destruction nor anything.

In the same way, when all this is analysed xshtavakra is found to be no other than oneself. The body, heaven and hell, bondage and liberation, and fear too, all this is pure imagination. Knowing yourself like this to be but one, you can find peace.

He may appear outwardly free from imaginations, but inside he is still hankering after the senses. Seeing this world as pure illusion, and devoid of any interest in it, how should the strong-minded person feel fear, even at the approach of death?

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For me established in my own glory, there is no self or non-self, no good or evil, no thought or even absence of thought. You are unconditioned and changeless, formless and immovable, unfathomable awareness, imperturbable- such consciousness is un-clinging.

And how is one to reach dispassion? Recognising that in reality no action is ever committed, I live as I please, just doing what presents itself to be done. He is not pleased when praised nor upset when blamed. The cause of your bondage is that you are still resorting to stilling the mind. Retrieved from ” https: