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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He is not afraid of death nor attached to life. Wherever a desire occurs, see samsara in it. Liberation is when the mind does not long for anything, grieve about anything, reject anything, or hold on to anything, and is not pleased about anything or displeased ashhavakra anything.

He does not dwell on what he has done or not done. Digital Library, Tirupati dc. English Choose a language for shopping. And how is one to reach dispassion? So it is unattached, desireless and at peace, and I remain as such.

He may appear outwardly free from imaginations, but inside he is still hankering after the senses. Best wisdom I ever learnt. Abandoning all of these, I live as I please in the goal of human life. Through this initiation into truth you will escape falling into unreality sahita.

The work was known, appreciated, and quoted by Ramakrishna and his disciple Vivekananda, as well as by Ramana Maharshi, while Radhakrishnan always refers to it with great respect.

Set up a giveaway. For me established in my own glory, there is no past, future, or present.

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The stupid man does not find peace because he desires it, while the wise man discriminating the truth is always peaceful minded. There is no space or even eternity. One established in the Absolute state with an empty mind does not know the alternatives of inner stillness and lack of inner stillness, and of good and evil.


Apart from that the work speaks for itself. Even when doing nothing the fool is agitated by restlessness, while a skillful man remains undisturbed even when doing what there is to do.

For the yogi who has found peace, there is no distraction or one-pointedness, no higher knowledge or ignorance, no pleasure and no pain. Truly, when one does not know oneself, one takes pleasure in the objects of mistaken perception, just as greed arises for the mistaken silver in one who does not know mother of pearl for what it is.

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Abandoning such a practice therefore, I am now established. That is what you are, without any doubt, so be free of disturbance. Unmoved and undistressed, realising that being, non-being and change are of the very nature of things, one easily finds peace.

In the forest of samsara the mind awhtavakra never found satisfaction in these. How is one to attain liberation? You are really unbound and actionless, self-illuminating and spotless already.

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By no more than this instruction, the fortunate one attains tranquillity. Such a powerful book. I am like the mother of pearl, and the imagined world is like the silver. One person found this helpful. I am like the ocean, and the multiplicity of objects is comparable to a wave. It also dismisses names ashgavakra forms as unreal and a sign of ignorance.

Ashtavakra Gita

The ashtavzkra man, who lives on whatever happens to come to him, roams wherever he pleases, and sleeps wherever the sun happens to set, is at peace everywhere. Ultimate truth about ourselves The opportunity to read such ultimate profound wisdom is possible only with ultimate creator’s blessings. This is the life of a man at peace.


Surely the supreme state is everywhere for the liberated mind. Glorious is he who has abandoned all goals and is the incarnation of the satisfaction, which is his very nature, and whose inner focus on the Unconditioned is quite spontaneous.

Knowing yourself like this to be but one, you can find peace.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. I do not even see dualism in a crowd of people, so what do I gain if it is replaced by a desert? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

He whose mind is pure and undistracted from just ashtvaakra of the Truth does not see anything to do or anything to avoid or even a asbtavakra for indifference. Every word is absolutely profound. Buy the selected items together This item: Blessed is he who ashtavamra himself and is the same in all states, with a mind free from craving whether he is seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, or tasting. I am pure awareness though through ignorance I have imagined myself to have additional attributes.

The Sanskrit style and the doctrine expressed would seem to warrant this assessment. Those who desire pleasure and those who desire liberation are both found in samsara, but the great-souled man who desires neither pleasure nor liberation is rare indeed.