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    Ashtavakra Gita

    Translation by John Richards

    Sanskrit text with EnglishTransliteration & Translation

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    Ashtavakra Gita

    Sanskrit text with EnglishTransliteration & Translation

    (Translator: John Richards)

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    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 ............................................................................................... 4Chapter 2 ............................................................................................. 13Chapter 3 ............................................................................................. 24Chapter 4 ............................................................................................. 31Chapter 5 ............................................................................................. 34Chapter 6 ............................................................................................. 36

    Chapter 7 ............................................................................................. 38

    Chapter 8 ............................................................................................. 41Chapter 9 ............................................................................................. 43Chapter 10 ........................................................................................... 47Chapter 11 ........................................................................................... 51Chapter 12 ........................................................................................... 55Chapter 13 ........................................................................................... 59Chapter 14 ........................................................................................... 63Chapter 15 ........................................................................................... 65

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    Chapter 16 ........................................................................................... 74Chapter 17 ........................................................................................... 79Chapter 18 ........................................................................................... 88Chapter 19 ......................................................................................... 131Chapter 20 ......................................................................................... 135

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    Chapter 1

    - janaka uvca

    kathajnamavpnoti kathamuktirbhaviyati

    vairgyaca kathaprptaetad brhi mama prabho

    Janaka:How is knowledge to be acquired? How is liberation tobe attained? And how is dispassion to be reached? Tell me this,

    sir.

    -

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    avakra uvca

    muktiicchasi cettta viayn viavattyaja

    kamrjavadaytoasatyapyavad bhaja

    Ashtavakra: If you are seeking liberation, my son, shun theobjects of the senses like poison. Practise tolerance, sincerity,

    compassion, contentment and truthfulness like nectar.

    -na pthv na jalangnirna vyurdyaurna v bhavn

    eskiamtmnacidrpaviddhi muktaye 1.3

    You do not consist of the elements - earth, water, fire, air or even

    ether. To be liberated, know yourself as consisting of

    consciousness, the witness of these.

    -yadi dehapthak ktya citi virmya tihasi

    adhunaiva sukh nto bandhamukto bhaviyasi

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    If only you will remain resting in consciousness, seeing yourself

    as distinct from the body, then even now you will become happy,

    peaceful and free from bonds. 1.4

    -na tvaviprdiko varo nram nkagocara

    asago'si nirkro vivask sukh bhava

    You do not belong to the brahmin or any other caste, you are not

    at any stage, nor are you anything that the eye can see. You are

    unattached and formless, the witness of everything - so be

    happy.

    -dharmdharmau sukhadukhamnasni na te vibho

    na kartsi na bhoktsi mukta evsi sarvad

    Righteousness and unrighteousness, pleasure and pain are

    purely of the mind and are no concern of yours. You are neither

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    the doer nor the reaper of the consequences, so you are always

    free.

    -eko drasi sarvasya muktapryo'si sarvad

    ayameva hi te bandho drarapayastaram

    You are the one witness of everything, and are always

    completely free. The cause of your bondage is that you see the

    witness as something other than this.

    -ahakartetyahamnamahkhidaita

    nha

    karteti vivsmta

    ptv sukh bhava

    Since you have been bitten by the black snake, the opinion about

    yourself that "I am the doer", drink the antidote of faith in the

    fact that "I am not the doer", and be happy.

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    -eko viuddhabodho'haiti nicayavahnin

    prajvlyjnagahanavtaokasukh bhava

    Burn down the forest of ignorance with the fire of the

    understanding that "I am the one pure awareness", and be happy

    and free from distress.

    -yatra vivamidabhti kalpitarajjusarpavat

    nandaparamnandasa bodhastvasukhabhava

    That in which all this appears - imagined like the snake in a rope,that joy, supreme joy and awareness is what you are, so be

    happy.

    -

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    muktbhimn mukto hi baddho baddhbhimnyapi

    kivadantha satyeyay matis gatirbhavet

    If one thinks of oneself as free, one is free, and if one thinks of

    oneself as bound, one is bound. Here this saying is true,

    "Thinking makes it so".

    -tm sk vibhupra eko muktacidakriya

    asago nisphanto bhramtsasravniva

    Your real nature is as the one perfect, free, and actionless

    consciousness, the all-pervading witness - unattached to

    anything, desireless and at peace. It is from illusion that you

    seem to be involved in samsara.

    -kasthabodhamadvaitamtmnaparibhvaya

    bhso'habhramamuktv bhvabhyamathntaram

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    Meditate on yourself as motionless awareness, free from any

    dualism, giving up the mistaken idea that you are just a

    derivative consciousness, or anything external or internal.

    -dehbhimnapena cirabaddho'si putraka

    bodho'hajnakhagena taniktya sukh Bhava

    You have long been trapped in the snare of identification with

    the body. Sever it with the knife of knowledge that "I am

    awareness", and be happy, my son.

    -

    ni

    sa

    go nikriyo'si tva

    svaprako nira

    jana

    ayameva hi te bandhasamdhimanutihati

    You are really unbound and actionless, self-illuminating and

    spotless already. The cause of your bondage is that you are still

    resorting to stilling the mind.

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    - tvay vyptamidavivatvayi protayathrthata

    uddhabuddhasvarpastvam gamakudracittatm

    All of this is really filled by you and strung out in you, for what

    you consist of is pure awareness - so don't be small minded.

    -nirapeko nirvikro nirbharatalaya

    agdhabuddhirakubdho bhava cinmtravsanaYou are unconditioned and changeless, formless and immovable,

    unfathomable awareness and unperturbable, so hold to nothing

    but consciousness.

    -skramantaviddhi nirkratu nicalam

    etattattvopadeena na punarbhavasabhava

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    Recognise that the apparent is unreal, while the unmanifest is

    abiding. Through this initiation into truth you will escape falling

    into unreality again.

    - yathaivdaramadhyasthe rpe'ntaparitastu sa

    tathaiv'smin arre'ntaparitaparamevaraJust as a mirror exists everywhere both within and apart from its

    reflected images, so the Supreme Lord exists everywhere within

    and apart from this body.

    -ekasarvagatavyoma bahirantaryath ghae

    nityanirantarabrahma sarvabhtagae tath

    Just as one and the same all-pervading space exists within and

    without a jar, so the eternal, everlasting God exists in the totality

    of things.

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    Chapter 2

    -janaka uvca

    aho nirajananto bodho'hapraktepara

    etvantamahaklamohenaiva viabita

    Janaka:Truly I am spotless and at peace, the awareness beyondnatural causality. All this time I have been afflicted by delusion.

    -yath prakaymyeko dehamenatath jagat

    ato mama jagatsarvamathav na ca kicana

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    As I alone give light to this body, so I do to the world, As a result

    the whole world is mine, or alternatively nothing is.

    - sa arramaho vivaparityajya maydhun

    kutacit k