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,… Read More Ashtavakra Gita – A New English Version – by Bart Marshall

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

XV. Astavakra on the Self or Brahman

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) XV.  Astavakra on the Self or Brahman Astavakra said: A person of pure intelligence obtains his supreme goal even by being taught casually.  Another person is confused in this even after enquiring throughout life. Detachment from sense-objects is salvation; passion for… Read More XV. Astavakra on the Self or Brahman

XIV. Janaka on the natural Dissolution of the Mind

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) XIV.  Janaka on the natural Dissolution of the Mind Janaka said: The wise one who is void-minded by nature perceives objects through inadvertence and is seen as awake though physically asleep. Verily his memories (of the world) are extinguished. As my… Read More XIV. Janaka on the natural Dissolution of the Mind