bhāvābhāvavikāraśca svabhāvāditi niścayī
nirvikāro gatakleśaḥ sukhenaivopaśāmyati
Ashtavakra said: He who has realized that change in the form of existence and destruction is in the nature of things, easily finds repose, being unperturbed and free from pain.
īśvaraḥ sarvanirmātā nehānya iti niścayī
antargalitasarvāśaḥ śāntaḥ kvāpi na sajjate
He who has known for certain that the Lord is the creator of all and that is there is none else here, becomes peaceful with all his inner desires set at rest, and is no longer attached to anything.
āpadaḥ saṁpadaḥ kāle daivādeveti niścayī
tṛptaḥ svasthendriyo nityaṁ na vānchati na śocati
Realising that misfortune and fortune come in their own time through the effects of past actions, one is ever contented, has all senses under control, and neither desires nor grieves.
sukhaduḥkhe janmamṛtyū daivādeveti niścayī
sādhyādarśī nirāyāsaḥ kurvannapi na lipyate
He who knows for certain that happiness and misery, birth and death are due to the effects of past actions, does not find anything to accomplish, and thus becomes free from care is not attached even though engaged in action.
cintayā jāyate duḥkhaṁ nānyatheheti niścayī
tayā hīnaḥ sukhī śāntaḥ sarvatra galitaspṛhaḥ
He who has realized that it is thinking that breeds misery in this world, becomes free from it, and is happy, peaceful and everywhere rid of desires.
nāhaṁ deho na me deho bodho’hamiti niścayī
kaivalyaṁ iva saṁprāpto na smaratyakṛtaṁ kṛtam
Realising, “I am not the body, nor is the body mine. I am awareness”, one attains the supreme state and no longer remembers what he has done or not done.
ābrahmastaṁbaparyantaṁ ahameveti niścayī
nirvikalpaḥ śuciḥ śāntaḥ prāptāprāptavinirvṛtaḥ
“I alone exist in everything, from Brahma down a clump of grass”, – he who knows this for certain becomes free from uncertainty, pure, peaceful and free from concerns about what has been attained or not attained.
nāścaryamidaṁ viśvaṁ na kiṁciditi niścayī
nirvāsanaḥ sphūrtimātro na kiṁcidiva śāmyati
He who realizes that all this varied and wonderful universe is nothing, becomes desireless and Pure Consciousness, and finds peace as if nothing exists.