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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Uploaded by Public Resource on January 19, The Heart of Awareness: 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.

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Abandoning such a practice therefore, I am now established. Is he not a guru who, endowed with dispassion and equanimity, achieves full knowledge of the nature of consciousness, and leads others out of samsara?

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.

Samhitw College, Madanapale dc. So it is unattached, desireless and at peace, and I remain as such. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. He who has achieved this has achieved the goal of life. The pure man who has experienced the Indescribable attains peace by virtue of his very nature, realising that all this is nothing but illusion, and that nothing is.


What more is there to say? There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Abandon desire, the enemy, along with gain, itself so full of loss, and the good deeds which are the cause of the other two — practice indifference to everything.

Ashtavakra Gita

There is no space or even eternity. Seeing the desireless lion, the elephants of the senses silently run away, or, if that is impossible, serve him like courtiers. 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?

The ignorant man’s vision is shrouded by names and forms, but a wise man sees only himself: The stupid man does not find peace because he desires it, while the wise man discriminating the truth is always peaceful minded. This article contains Indic text. By continually reflecting like this, my dwelling place is in the Unimagined. Everywhere he appears self-possessed and pure of heart. Knowing everything as just imagination, and himself as eternally free, how should the wise man behave like a fool?

Tell me this, sir. Only those like him can know the wonderful state of such a man. For him who shines with the radiance of Infinity and is not subject to natural causality there is neither bondage, liberation, pleasure, nor pain.

Ashtavakra Samhita

Nath opened the discourse of this Gita into the English language. See all customer images.

It is unimaginable, effortless, unchanging, and spotless. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.


Showing of 27 reviews. A man at peace does not run off to popular resorts or to the forest.

I lose nothing by sleeping and gain nothing by effort, so consequently I live as I please, abandoning success and failure. 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. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Recognise that the apparent is unreal, while the unmanifest is abiding. If even Shiva, Vishnu, or the lotus-born Brahma were your instructor, until you have forgotten everything you cannot be established within. In the same way, when all this is analysed it is found to be no other than oneself.

It presents the traditional teachings of Advaita Vedanta with a clarity and power very rarely matched. He whose mind is pure and undistracted from just hearing of the Truth does not see anything to do or anything to avoid or even a cause for indifference.

Such a powerful book. Your real nature is as the one perfect, free, and actionless consciousness, the all-pervading witness — unattached to anything, desireless and at peace.

Subbaraju Setty Charitable Trust. Truly all this exists in me, though ultimately it does not even exist in me.