Ashtavakra Gita – A New English Version – by Bart Marshall

Ashtavakra Gita - A New English Version - by  Bart Marshall 1. Instruction on Self-Realization Janaka said: 1.1 Master, how is knowledge to be achieved, detachment acquired, liberation attained? Ashtavakra said: 1.2 To be free, shun the experiences of the senses like poison. Turn your attention to forgiveness, sincerity, kindness, simplicity, truth. 1.3 You are not earth, … Continue reading Ashtavakra Gita – A New English Version – by Bart Marshall

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XX. Janaka on the transcendence of the Self

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) XX.  Janaka on the transcendence of the Self Janaka said : To my signless Self what are the gross elements (of nature) and what is the body, what are the organs of senses, what is the mind, what is void and … Continue reading XX. Janaka on the transcendence of the Self

XIX. Janaka on the majesty of the Self

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) XIX.  Janaka on the majesty of the Self Janaka said : I have extracted by means of the pincers of the knowledge of the Self the thorns of diverse intellectual opinions from the deep recesses of my consciousness. To me established … Continue reading XIX. Janaka on the majesty of the Self

XVIII. Astavakra on the way and Goal of natural Samadhi

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) XVIII.  Astavakra on the way and Goal of natural Samadhi Astavakra said: Adoration to the one, the embodiment of bliss, serenity and effulgence, with the dawning of knowledge of which one’s delusion (of the world) becomes like a dream. Having acquired … Continue reading XVIII. Astavakra on the way and Goal of natural Samadhi

Ashtavakra Gita – about the book

About the Book (from Wikipedia) The Ashtavakra Gita (Sanskrit in Devanagari: अष्टावक्रगीता; IAST: aṣṭāvakragītā)[1] or the Song of Ashtavakra is a classical Advaita Vedanta scripture. It is written as a dialogue between the sage Ashtavakra and Janaka, king of Mithila.[2] Radhakamal Mukerjee, an Indian social scientist, dated the book to the period immediately after the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita(c. 500–400 BC).[3] J. L. Brockington, emeritus Professor of Sanskrit at the University … Continue reading Ashtavakra Gita – about the book

XVII. Astavakra on the absolute aloneness of the Self

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) XVII.  Astavakra on the absolute aloneness of the Self Astavakra said: He has obtained the fruit of wisdom as well as of the practice of yoga who, self-contended and purified in senses, constantly moves about in his aloneness. the wise man … Continue reading XVII. Astavakra on the absolute aloneness of the Self

XVI. Astavakra on Self-abidance through obliteration of the world

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) XVI.  Astavakra on Self-abidance through obliteration of the world Astavakra said: O, child, you may expand the diverse scriptures or listen to them time and again. Yet you cannot have self-abidance without complete obliteration of the world. O wise one, you … Continue reading XVI. Astavakra on Self-abidance through obliteration of the world