VII. Janaka on the tranquil and boundless ocean of the self

The Song of the Self-Supreme

Ashtavakra Gita

Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971)

VII.  Janaka on the tranquil and boundless ocean of the self

  1. Janaka said: In me, the infinite ocean, the ship of the universe moves here and there, driven by the wind of the mind. I do not have any impatience.
  2. In me, the boundless ocean, the waves corresponding to the worlds spontaneously rise and vanish. I experience neither gain nor loss on this account.
  3. In me, the limitless ocean, rests the familiar illusion of the world. In this knowledge, I, profund serene and formless, abide.
  4. The Self is not in any object, nor is any object in the Self which is infinite and signless. Hence I am free from attachment and desire. Serene in this (knowledge) alone I abide.
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