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 Heart of Awareness: It also dismisses names and forms as unreal and a sign of ignorance. He who is beyond mental stillness and distraction does not desire either liberation or its opposite.

There is no delusion, world, meditation on That, or liberation for the pacified great soul. Just by reading and understanding any part of it can bring amazing changes in life. All this appears in me imagined due to ignorance, just as a snake appears in the rope, the mirage of water in the sunlight, and silver in mother of pearl.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Let the world wave rise or subside according to its own nature in you, the great ocean. So who is to accept or reject it, and how, and why? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This website contains hundreds of pages of information for people who want to become enlightened.

How is one to acquire knowledge? The cause of your bondage is that you see the witness as something other than this. I who possess nothing at all, or alternatively possess everything that speech and mind can refer to. Have faith, my son, have faith.

Ashtavakra Samhita

This is the real thing. You are really unbound and actionless, self-illuminating and spotless already.


He who is of such a nature has done what has to be done. This is an easy and thoroughly enjoyable read, the best translation available. For more info see.

I lose nothing by sleeping and gain nothing by effort, so consequently I live as I please, abandoning success and failure. The wise man is not averse to samsara, adhtavakra does he seek to know himself.

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You yourself neither come nor go, so why bother about them? He who has had enough of endless considerations and has attained peace, does not think, know, hear, or see.

The wise man who just goes on doing what presents itself for him to do, encounters no difficulty in either activity or inactivity. Though in the eyes of the world he is active, the man who has shed action through knowledge finds no means of doing or speaking anything. In Februarya group of Raleigh, North Carolina based musicians lead by composer Rajan Somasundaram created and released a musical form for the first chapter, Ashtavakra Gita-Self Realization.

He who of his very nature feels no unhappiness in his daily life like worldly people, remains undisturbed like a great lake, cleared of defilement. Such a powerful book.

If you are seeking ashtavakrx, my son, avoid the objects of the senses like poison and cultivate tolerance, sincerity, compassion, contentment, and truthfulness as the antidote.

Recognising that things are just constructions of the imagination, that great soul lives as God here and now. This existence is just imagination.

Includes original Sanskrit, text with word-for-word translation, English rendering, comments, and index. You are really unbound and action-less, self-illuminating and spotless already.

There is no being or non-being, no unity or dualism. A stupid man is bewildered when he hears the ultimate truth, while even a clever man is humbled by it just like the fool. By inner freedom one attains happiness, by inner freedom one reaches the Supreme, by inner freedom one comes to absence of thought, by inner freedom to the Ultimate State. Ashyavakra is love of the senses.


So it is unattached, desireless and at peace, and I remain as such. From ignorance of the rope it appears to be a snake, and by knowledge of it it does so no longer.

If even Shiva, Vishnu, or the lotus-born Brahma were your instructor, until you have forgotten everything you cannot be established within. Read here for free or buy Kindle edition. For the man with a naturally empty mind, doing just as he pleases, there is no such thing as pride or false humility, as there is for the natural man. You are unconditioned and changeless, formless and immovable, unfathomable awareness, imperturbable- such consciousness is un-clinging.

If you would just see the transformations of the elements as nothing more than the elements, then you would immediately be freed ashtavqkra all bonds and established in your own nature.

There is no distinction between pleasure and pain, man and woman, success and failure for the wise man who looks on everything as equal. Read more Read less. By no more than this instruction, the fortunate one attains tranquillity. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. When the sage has realised that he himself is in all beings, and all beings are in him, it is astonishing that the sense of individuality should be able to continue. I am pure awareness though through ignorance I have imagined myself to have additional attributes.