XIII. Janaka on the Transcendent Bliss

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) XIII.  Janaka on the Transcendent Bliss Janaka said: Abidance with the Self which does not spring from anything (unborn) cannot be obtained even in the state of renunciation with only a loin-cloth. Hence abandoning renunciation and acceptance I live in true … Continue reading XIII. Janaka on the Transcendent Bliss

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XII. Janaka on the aspect of Contemplation

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) XII.  Janaka on the aspect of Contemplation Janaka said: At first I could not stand physical exercise (yogic), then expansion of the word (mantra) and then meditation. Thus verily do I therefore abide (in myself). Due to lack of interest in … Continue reading XII. Janaka on the aspect of Contemplation

XI. Astavakra on the self as pure and radiant intelligence

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) XI.  Astavakra on the self as pure and radiant intelligence Astavakra said: One who understands with certitude that existence, destruction and change are inherent in things becomes unaffected and free from pain. It is he who can easily find peace. God … Continue reading XI. Astavakra on the self as pure and radiant intelligence

X. Astavakra on Dispassion

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) X.  Astavakra on Dispassion Having given up desire as the enemy, wealth as associated with mischief and also piety as leading to both desire and wealth, practice neglect (of the goals of life). Look upon friend, land, wealth, house, wife and … Continue reading X. Astavakra on Dispassion

IX. Astavakra on Indifference

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) IX.  Astavakra on Indifference Astavakra said: To whom belong the conflicts relating to what should and should not be done? When do these cease and for whom either? Knowing this, practice renunciation and passionlessness through the cultivation of indifference. My son, … Continue reading IX. Astavakra on Indifference

VIII. Astavakra on Bondage and Freedom

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) VIII.  Astavakra on Bondage and Freedom Astavakra said: Bondage is there when the mind desires or grieves over anything, rejects or accepts anything, feels delight or anger with anything. There is freedom when the mind does not desire nor grieve, when … Continue reading VIII. Astavakra on Bondage and Freedom

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 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. In … Continue reading VII. Janaka on the tranquil and boundless ocean of the self

VI. On the irrelevance of the dissolution of consciousness

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) VI.  On the irrelevance of the dissolution of consciousness Astavakra said: I am infinite as the sky. The world of nature is like the (limited) pot. This is true knowledge. Thus neither rejection nor acceptance nor dissolution is possible. I am … Continue reading VI. On the irrelevance of the dissolution of consciousness

V. Astavakra on the stages of dissolution of consciousness

The Song of the Self-Supreme Ashtavakra Gita Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971) V.  Astavakra on the stages of dissolution of consciousness Astavakra said: For you there is no contact with anything whatever. Pure as you are, what do you wish to renounce? Having dissolved the body aggregate, thus do you undertake dissolution. From … Continue reading V. Astavakra on the stages of dissolution of consciousness