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For corrections, send mail to hn.shivkumar@gmail.com 2||+ |||| 2||+ |||| 2||+ |||| 2||+ |||| Ashtavakra Gita A Commentry by His HolinessSri Sri Ravi Shankar A Commentry by HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Ashtavakra Gita Guidelines for Viewing the Video Series The conditions to be followed for viewing Ashtavakra Gita are as following: - 1All participants should have done the part 1 course. 2It should always be viewed in a group in a proper manner and with due respect. 3No more than two CDs can be viewed in a single meeting. All 33 VCD's have to be viewed in thegivensequence.(EachCDbuildsonthepreviousones.Seeingthemoutofsequencecould dilute the power of this knowledge or possibly lead to some confusion.) 4There is no eating or drinking while viewing the CDs. The CDs are always shown in a clean and restful environment. 5TheparticipantsshouldhaveadiscussioneachdaybeforeoraftertheviewingoftheCD. (Having a discussion after each CD shown, is beneficial to help solidify the knowledge for many people. People can also share any experiences during the week they have had that relates to the knowledgeintheCDs.Singing,meditationorotherformatscanalsobeincludedduringthe session of showing the CD.) 6There should be no breaks or intervals. The sessions should be continuous. 7All participants are required tocommit for the entire sessions.If there isa break byany of the participants, he/ she should discontinue that session and join the next one from day 1 onwards. 8AmakeupsessioncanbescheduledwhensomeonecannotmakeaCDsession.Remember,no one should see the CD in the series until they have seen all the previous CDs. Commentary on Ashtavakra Geeta by HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar # VCD TitleTime # VCD TitleTime 1. Introduction, Qualifications51 18. Be Happy and Dispassionate54 2. The Five Principles55 19. Without You, Where Will I be27 3. The Secrets of the Elements44 20. Repose in Being (2)54 4. You are Not the Doer (2)54 21. Letting Go of Worries54 5. You are Free Right Now50 22. Live in Amazement44 6. Foundation of Joy37 23. Stepping into the Big Mind38 7. Everything is God (2)46 24. The Secret of Mistakes*32 8. Without Conflict Rejoice in the Self55 25. Acting Spontaneously43 9. Ego Dissolves in Love52 26. Prana, Faith and Doubt48 10. Storms of Emotions40 27. I am in all These Forms46 11. Give Everything Take Nothing1:06 28. Seva and the Source of Enthusiasm53 12. The Nature of the Mind51 29. You Have What You Seek42 13. Fear is Like Salt35 30. Your Nature is Gratefulness49 14. Drop all Conflicts40 31. Free of Wanting50 15. Dissolving the Doer47 32. Uncovering Bliss48 16. Three Types of Purity54 33. Living in the Centre31 17. Honouring the Secret57Total Time (hh:mm)25:47 For corrections, send mail to hn.shivkumar@gmail.com- 1 - || || || || || || || || 2||+ |||| 2||+ |||| 2||+ |||| 2||+ |||| >|| >|| >|| >|| | >|||2||+|||| || | >|||2||+|||| || | >|||2||+|||| || | >|||2||+|||| || +|| +|| +|| +|| || ||| || ||| || ||| || ||| CDJANAKA (the King) | 7||||||||l| | |l+|l||l| ||| | | ||| (| |l || |+|| t.t 1 How is knowledge to be acquired? How is liberation to be attained? And how is dispassion to be reached? Tell me this, sir. 2||+ ||| 2||+ ||| 2||+ ||| 2||+ ||| ASHTAVAKRA (the Sage) |l s7l-| |||| l||||| l||||| +||||||||||-|| ||||| +|| t.2 2 Ifyouareseekingliberation,myson,shunthe objects of the senses like poison. Practice tolerance, sincerity,compassion,contentmentandtruthfulness like nectar. | ||| | || ||l|| |||u|| || +|||| (|| -||l+|'|||||| l|| l|l7 || t.3 3 You are neither earth, water, fire, air nor even ether. Forliberationknowyourselfasconsistingof consciousness, the witness of these. |l || | l|l| l|>||| l|0l-| ||| -||| 7|||| |||| +|l||l-| t.4 3 Ifonlyyouwillremainrestinginconsciousness, seeingyourself as distinctfrom the body, then even now you will become happy, peaceful and free from bonds. | | l|||l| |'|| ||>||| ||+|||| -||l-| l|||| l|%|-||+|| -||| +|| t.5 4 YoudonotbelongtotheBrahminoranyother caste, you are not at any stage, nor are you anything thattheeyecansee.Youareunattachedand formless, the witness of everything - so be happy. |||||| -|| | |||-||l| | | l|+|| | ||l-| | +|||l-| | (||l-| -||| t.6 4 Righteousnessandunrighteousness,pleasureand painarepurelyofthemindandarenoconcernof yours. You are neither the doer nor the reaper of the consequences, so you are always free. (| 2|l-| -||-| |||||l-| -||| ||| l | ||| 2| |7|-|||| t.7 4 Youaretheonewitnessofeverything,andare alwaystotallyfree.Thecauseofyourbondageis thatyouseethewitnessassomethingotherthan this. |||||||'||ll7|| || |l| l|%||-|||| |||| -||| +|| t.8 4 Since you have been bitten by the black snake of the self-opinion that I am the doer, drink the nectar of faithinthefactthatIamnotthedoer,andbe happy. (| l|7|7|||| sl| l|%|||l|| |||||7||||| |||7|| -||| +|| t.9 4 Burndowntheforestofignorancewiththefireof theunderstandingthatIamtheonepure awareness, and be happy and free from distress. || l|%|l| +||l| l|| =-|||| |||||| -| |||-| -|| +|| t.t0 5 Thatinwhichallthisappears-imaginedlikethe snake in a rope, that joy, supreme joy and awareness is what you are, so be happy. ||l+||||| || l |7| |7|l+||||l| l||| -||| || |l| -|| |l|+||| t.tt 5 Ifonethinksofoneselfasfree,oneisfree,andif onethinksofoneselfasbound,oneisbound.Here this saying is true, Thinking makes it so. ||| -||+|| l|+| |'| (| |l%|l+| -||| l|-| 7|||| +|||-|-||||l|| t.t2 5 Yourrealnatureisastheoneperfect,free,and actionless consciousness, the all-pervading witness - unattached to anything, desireless and at peace. It is fromillusionthatyouseemtobeinvolvedin samsara. -| |||||||||| |l+|||| |+||-|| +|| |4|| +||| ||||||| t.t3 5 Meditateonyourselfasmotionlessawareness,free fromanydualism,givingupthemistakenideathat youarejustaderivativeconsciousness,oranything external or internal. |l+||||||7|| l| |7|l-| || |||| 7|||||| |l|| -||| +|| t.t4 6 Youhavelongbeentrappedinthesnareof identificationwiththebody.Severitwiththeknife ofknowledgethatIamawareness,andbehappy, my son. Sutra covered in this VCD. - 2 - l|-||| l|l+||l-| | -|||7|| l||| ||| l | || -|||l|||l|0l| t.t5 6 Youarereallyunboundandactionless,self-illuminating and spotless already. The cause of your bondageisthatyouarestillresortingtostillingthe mind. ||| |||l| l|%| |l| ||| ||||| 7|7|7-||-| || || +|l||||| t.t6 6 Allofthisisreallyfilledbyyouandstrungoutin you,forwhatyouconsistofispureawareness-so don't be small-minded. l||+|| l|l||| l|+| 7|||||7|| ||||l7+||| +|| l||||||-|| t.t7 6 You are unconditioned and changeless, formless and immovable,unfathomableawarenessand imperturbable, so hold to nothing but consciousness. -|||||| l|l7 l||| | l|%|| (|||||7|| | ||+||-|+|| t.t8 6 Recognisethattheapparentisunreal,whilethe unmanifestisabiding.Throughthisinitiationinto truth you will escape falling into unreality again. ||||7|||-| || |l|-| -| ||||l-|| 7||| |l| ||%| t.t9 6 Justasamirrorexistseverywherebothwithinand apart from its reflected images, so the Supreme Lord exists everywhere within and apart from this body. ( -|||| ||| |l|||| | l|| l|| |8 -||+|||'| ||| t.20 6 Justasoneandthesameall-pervadingspaceexists withinandwithoutajar,sotheeternal,everlasting God exists in the totality of things. || ||| || ||| || ||| || ||| JANAKA | l||| 7|||| |||| || | (||||| || |||| l|l|| 2.t 6 TrulyIamspotlessandatpeace,theawareness beyondnaturalcausality.AllthistimeIhavebeen afflicted by delusion. ||| ||7||||| || ||| ||| || || ||-|||||| | | l|| 2.2 7 AsIalonegivelighttothisbody,soIdotothe world,Asaresultthewholeworldismine,or alternatively nothing is. -| 7|||| l|%| |l|| |||||| |l%|| |7||| (| ||||| l|||4|| 2.3 7 Sonowabandoningthebodyandeverythingelse, by some good fortune or other my true self becomes apparent. ||| | ||||| l+|||-||| +|||| |||| | ||| l+|| l|%||||l|l|||| 2.4 7 Justaswaves,foamandbubblesarenotdifferent fromwater,soallthiswhichhasemanatedfrom oneself, is no other than oneself. |||||| +|| (| || | l|||l| |||||||| | l|%| l|||l|| 2.5 7 In the same way that cloth is found to be just thread whenanalysed,sowhenallthisisanalyseditis found to be no other than oneself. |||+|-| 4||| || |||| 7|| ||| l|%| |l| 4|| ||| ||| l||| 2.6 7 Justasthesugarproducedfromthejuiceofthe sugarcaneispermeatedwiththesametaste,soall this,producedoutofme,iscompletelypermeated with me. ||7||||=| +||l| ||7||||| +||-|| |7||||l+||l| |7|||| +||-|| | l 2.7 7 Fromignoranceofoneself,theworldappears,and byknowledge of oneself it appears no longer. From ignoranceoftheropeasnakeappears,andby knowledge of it, it appears no longer. ||7|| | l|| | ||l|l|-| || || ||7|| l|%| || +||-| (| l 2.8 8 Shiningismyessentialnature,andIamnothing overandbeyondthat.Whentheworldshinesforth, it is simply me that is shining forth. | l|l|| l|%||7|||||l| +||-|| | 7|| +'|| =| ||l -|| ||| 2.9 8 Allthisappearsinmeimaginedduetoignorance, justasasnakeappearsintherope,themirageof water in the sunlight, and silver in mother of pearl. ||| l|l||| l|%| ||| ||||l| |l +|| || ||l| | ||| 2.t0 8 All this, which has originated out of me, is resolved backintometoo,likeajugbackintoclay,awave into water, and a bracelet into gold. | ||| | l|||7|| |-| ||l-| | |8|l-||||| ||||7||l| l|0| 2.tt 8 HowwonderfulIam!Glorybetome,forwhom thereisnodestruction,remainingevenbeyondthe destructionoftheworldfromBrahmadowntothe last clump of grass. | ||| | (| |||l| 4|l|| ||| ||||| ||| l|%|||l-|| 2.t2 8 Howwonderful I am! Glorybe to me,solitary even thoughwithabody,neithergoingorcoming anywhere, I who abide forever, filling all that is. | ||| | +|| ||-|| |-|| -|-|7| 7||'| || l|%| l| ||| 2.t3 8 HowwonderfulIam!Glorybetome!Thereisno onesocleverasme!Iwhohaveborneallthatis forever, without even touching it with my body! For corrections, send mail to hn.shivkumar@gmail.com- 3 - | ||| | |-| | ||l-| l|| ||| |-| | -|| | ||'||-||||| 2.t4 9 How wonderful I am! Glory be to me! I who possess nothingatall,oralternativelypossesseverything that speech and mi