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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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Putting the complex organism to rest, you can go to your rest. The upright person does whatever presents itself to be done, good or bad, for his actions are like those of a child. Blessed is he who knows himself and is the same in all states, with a mind free from craving whether he is seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, or tasting. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. A yogi is not in the least put out even when humiliated by the ridicule of servants, sons, wives, grandchildren, or other relatives.

It is an appearance like the snake in a rope, so you can find peace. For him who shines ashgavakra the radiance of Infinity and is not subject to natural causality there is neither bondage, liberation, pleasure, nor pain. For me, free from individuality, there is no doer and no reaper of the consequences, no cessation of action, no arising of thought, no immediate object, and no idea of results.

The stupid man does not achieve liberation even through regular practice, but axhtavakra fortunate remains free and actionless simply by understanding. If one thinks of oneself as free, one is free, and if one thinks of oneself as bound, one is bound.

Desire and anger are objects of the mind, but the mind is not yours, nor ever has been.


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For me, established in my own glory, there are no religious obligations, sensuality, possessions, philosophy, duality, or even nonduality. There is neither joy nor sorrow for one who has transcended samsara. Write a customer review. There is no world, no seeker for liberation, no yogi, no seer, no one bound and no one liberated.

There is no aggression nor compassion, no pride nor humility, no wonder nor confusion for the man whose days of samsara are over. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. By continually reflecting like this, my dwelling place is in the Unimagined. Truly dualism is the root of suffering. All this arises out of you, like a bubble out of the sea.

Ashtavakra Samhita

From ashtavaora of oneself, the world appears, and by knowledge of oneself it appears no longer. To know this is knowledge, and then there is neither renunciation, acceptance, or cessation of it. So who is to accept or reject it, and how, and why? Ashtavakra is probably identical to the holy sage with the same name who appears in Mahabharatathough the connection is not clearly stated in any of the texts.

Of all four categories of beings, from Brahma down to the last clump of grass, only the man of knowledge is capable of eliminating desire and aversion. So long as desire, the state of lack of discrimination, remains, the sense of revulsion and attraction will remain, which is the root and branch of samsara. In the same way, all this which has emanated from oneself is no other than oneself. The ignorant man’s vision is shrouded by names and forms, but a wise man sees only smhita Let the world wave rise or subside according to its own nature in you, the great ocean.


It is ashtavkra that a man who has reached the supreme nondual state and is intent on the benefits of liberation should still be subject to damhita and in bondage to sexual activity. 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.

He whose mind does not set out to meditate or act, still meditates and acts but without an object. Set up a giveaway. Even when living without any support and eager for achievement, the stupid are still nourishing samsara, while the wise have cut at sahtavakra very root of its unhappiness.

It is written as a dialogue between the sage Ashtavakra and Janakasqmhita of Mithila. Every rereading makes me more and more knower of ultimate truth about ourselves. Establishing yourself in firm dispassion, be free of passion and happy.

The man who is free from doubts and whose mind is free does not bother about means of liberation. You can contact us in our forum or write to our email address. Righteousness and unrighteousness, pleasure and pain are purely of the mind and are no concern of yours. You are choiceless awareness itself and unchanging — so live happily.

Just by reading and understanding any part of it can bring amazing changes in life. While a man of pure intelligence may achieve the goal by the most casual of instruction, another may seek knowledge all his life and still remain bewildered.

People cannot come to know themselves by zamhita — pure awareness, clear, complete, beyond multiplicity, and faultless though they are.