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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For me established in my own glory, there is no life or death, no worlds or things of this world, no distraction and no stillness of mind.

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.

My true nature is not contained in objects, nor does any object exist in it, for it is infinite and spotless. 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.

Radhakamal Mukerjeean Indian social scientist, ashtavaka the book to the period immediately after the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita c. There is neither heaven nor hell nor even liberation during life. This is the life of a man at peace. Truly all this exists in me, though ultimately it does not even exist in me.

Wherever a desire occurs, see samsara in it. There is no void and no despair. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Get to Know Us. You are ashtsvakra bound by anything.


Ashtavakra Gita

Knowing that all this is just an illusion, one becomes free of desire, pure receptivity, and at peace, as if nothing existed. In the same way, when all this is analysed it is found to be no other than oneself.

This article contains Indic text. Customers who viewed this item aamhita viewed. After hearing of oneself as pure consciousness and the supremely beautiful, is one to go on lusting after sordid sexual objects?

The stupid man does not achieve liberation even through regular practice, but the fortunate remains free and actionless simply by understanding.

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Uploaded by Public Resource on January 19, John Richards Our reference page on John Richards. It is in the infinite ocean of myself that the mind-creation called the world takes place.

The wise man who just goes on doing what presents itself for him to do, encounters no difficulty in either activity or inactivity. No sooner does a man of low intelligence give up activities like the elimination of thought than he falls into mind racing and chatter. Knowing himself to be God, and being and non-being just imagination, what should the man free from desire learn, say, or do?

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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 Heart of Awareness: Knowing everything as just imagination, and himself as eternally free, how should the wise man behave like a fool? For the wise man who is always unchanging and fearless there is neither darkness nor light nor destruction nor anything.


There is no attachment in the heart of a wise man whether he sees or ashtavakfa homage to a learned brahmin, a celestial being, a holy place, a woman, a king or a friend.

If you are a beginner or looking for some basics in ashtagakra, this book in not for you.

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 about anything. Who can compare with that contented, liberated soul who pays no regard to anything and has no desire left in his heart? Hindu texts Ancient Indian literature Advaita Vedanta. It is astonishing that one who ashtava,ra unattached to the things of this world or the next, who discriminates between the permanent and the impermanent, and who longs for liberation, should still be afraid of liberation.

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In spite of being in front of your eyes, all this, being insubstantial, does not exist in you, spotless as you are. Free from pleasure and impatience, he is not samhitq and he is not alive. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.