kṛtākṛte ca dvandvāni kadā śāntāni kasya vā
evaṁ jñātveha nirvedād bhava tyāgaparo’vratī
Ashtavakra said: Duties done and not done, as well as the pairs of opposites – when do they cease and for whom? Knowing thus, be desireless and intent on renunciation through complete indifference to the world.
kasyāpi tāta dhanyasya lokaceṣṭāvalokanāt
jīvitecchā bubhukṣā ca bubhutsopaśamaḥ gatāḥ
Rare indeed, my child, is the lucky person whose observation desire for life, enjoyment and learning have been extinguished by observing the ways of the men.
anityaṁ sarvamevedaṁ tāpatrayadūṣitam
asaraṁ ninditaṁ heyamiti niścitya śāmyati
The wise man becomes calm by relaising that all this is impermanent and vitiated by the threefold misery and is unsubstantial and omtemptible and should be rejected.
ko’sau kālo vayaḥ kiṁ vā yatra dvandvāni no nṛṇām
tānyupekṣya yathāprāptavartī siddhimavāpnuyāt
When was that age or time of life when the dualism of extremes did not exist for men? Abandoning them, one who is content with whatever comes of itself attains perfection.
nā mataṁ maharṣīṇāṁ sādhūnāṁ yogināṁ tathā
dṛṣṭvā nirvedamāpannaḥ ko Ena śāmyati mānavaḥ
Who does not attain peace and indifference to learning when he has seen the differences of opinions among the great sages, saints and yogis?
kṛtvā mūrtiparijñānaṁ caitanyasya na kiṁ guruḥ
nirvedasamatāyuktyā yastārayati saṁsṛteḥ
Is he not a guru who, endowed with dispassion and equanimity, gains full knowledge of the nature of Pure Consciousness, and saves himself from the round of birth and rebirth.
paśya bhūtavikārāṁstvaṁ bhūtamātrān yathārthataḥ
tatkṣaṇād bandhanirmuktaḥ svarūpastho bhaviṣyasi
If you would just see the transformations of the elements as nothing more than the elements, then you would at once be free from all bonds and abide in your true self.
vāsanā eva saṁsāra iti sarvā vimuṁca tāḥ
tattyāgo vāsanātyāgātsthitiradya yathā tathā
Desires alone are the world. Knowing this, therefore, renounce them. The renunciation of desire is the renunciation of world . Now you may live anywhere.