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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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Astavakra Samhita: translated by Swami Nityaswarupananda: : Books

My true nature is not contained in objects, nor does any object exist in it, for it is infinite and spotless. Abandoning them, a person who is happy to take whatever comes attains perfection.

The ignorant man’s vision is shrouded by names and forms, but a wise ashtacakra sees only himself: Views Read Edit View history.

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Ashtavakra Gita

Print – Paper dc. It is unimaginable, effortless, unchanging, and spotless. Your real nature is as the one perfect, free, and actionless consciousness, the all-pervading witness — unattached to anything, desireless and at peace. Pure illusion reigns in samsara which will continue until self-realisation, but the enlightened man lives in the beauty of freedom from me and mine, from the sense of responsibility and from any attachment.

Bt College, Madanapale dc. Foreword to The Heart of Awareness: Just as a mirror exists everywhere both within and apart from its reflected images, so the Supreme Lord exists everywhere within and apart from this body.

Abandon desire, the enemy, along with gain, itself so full of loss, and the good deeds which asgtavakra the cause of the other asgtavakra — practice indifference to everything.


Office of the Vaishya Hitkari. 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.

If one thinks of oneself as free, one is ashtavakkra, and if one thinks of oneself as bound, one is bound. First of all I was averse to physical activity, then to lengthy speech, and finally to thought itself, which is why I am now established. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. You are unconditioned and changeless, formless and immovable, unfathomable awareness, imperturbable- such consciousness is un-clinging. Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas.

He enjoys hinself continually with an unattached mind in both success and failure. All this wells up like waves in the sea. The Heart of Sahmita When I was trying to explore more Advaita Vedanta philosophy, this text was by far the most recommended next to the Avadhuta Gita.

Ashtavakra Samhita

Putting the complex organism to rest, you can go to your rest. After hearing of oneself as pure consciousness and the supremely beautiful, is one to go on lusting after sordid sexual objects? You yourself neither come nor go, so why bother about them? The wise man excels by being free from anticipation, without attachment to such things as children or wives, free from desire for the senses, and not even concerned about his own body. There is aashtavakra one so clever as me! What does a pure person like you need to renounce?

He is happy even in samsara. Truly it is in the infinite ocean of myself, that, xamhita by the colourful waves of the world, everything suddenly arises in the wind of consciousness. One man is abstemious and averse to the senses, another is greedy and attached to them, but he who is free from both taking and samhit is neither abstemious nor greedy.


Have faith, my son, have faith. It also dismisses names and forms as unreal and a sign of ignorance. He who is content, with purified senses, and always enjoys solitude, has gained the fruit of knowledge and the fruit of the practice of yoga too.

What remains to be done by the man who is pure awareness and has abandoned everything that can be expressed in words from the highest heaven to the earth itself? I am infinite like space, and the natural world is like a jar. I am not the body, nor is the body mine. He whose mind does not set out to meditate or act, still meditates and acts but without an object. He who feels responsibility within, acts even when doing nothing, but there is no sense of done or undone for the wise man who is free from the sense of responsibility.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Things will last just to the end of life. The liberated man is resplendent everywhere, free from all desires.

The wise man has the joy of being complete in himself and without possessions, acting as he pleases, free from duality and rid of doubts, and without attachment to any creature. The book is regarded as a classic text on monistic Vedanta.