Chapter 18 (Peace)

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aṣṭāvakra uvāca yasya bodhodaye tāvatsvapnavad bhavati bhramaḥ tasmai sukhaikarūpāya namaḥ śāntāya tejase Ashtavakra said: Salutations to that by the awareness of which delusion itself becomes dream-like, to that which is Bliss itself, calm and effulgent. arjayitvākhilān arthān bhogānāpnoti puṣkalān na hi sarvaparityājamantareṇa sukhī bhavet One may get all sorts of pleasure by the acquisition of various objects… Read more »

Chapter 17 (The True Knower)

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aṣṭāvakra uvāca tena jñānaphalaṁ prāptaṁ yogābhyāsaphalaṁ tathā tṛptaḥ svacchendriyo nityaṁ ekākī ramate tu yaḥ Ashtavakta said: He who is content, with purified senses, and always enjoys solitude, has gained the fruit of knowledge and the fruit of the practice of yoga too. na kadācijjagatyasmin tattvajñā hanta khidyati yata ekena tenedaṁ pūrṇaṁ brahmāṇḍamaṇḍalam Oh, the knower of Truth… Read more »

Chapter 19 (Repose in the Self)

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janaka uvāca tattvavijñānasandaṁśamādāya hṛdayodarāt nāvidhaparāmarśaśalyoddhāraḥ kṛto mayā Janaka said: Using the tweezers of the knowledge of the Truth I have managed to extract the painful thorn of endless opinions from the recesses of my heart. kva dharmaḥ kva ca vā kāmaḥ kva cārthaḥ kva vivekitā kva dvaitaṁ kva ca vā’dvaitaṁ svamahimni sthitasya me For me, established in… Read more »

Ashtavakra Gita – Day – 21

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|| Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti ||   Ashtavakra says Janaka: The thought comes and go through your mind but none of them are yours, only you catch one of it and do not let go is called WORRY. This is confirmed that all SORROW arises out of getting stuck in one thought, one… Read more »

Chapter 20 (Liberation in Life)

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janaka uvāca kva bhūtāni kva deho vā kvendriyāṇi kva vā manaḥ kva śūnyaṁ kva ca nairāśyaṁ matsvarūpe niraṁjane Janakas said: In my unblemished nature there are no elements, no body, no faculties no mind. There is no void and no despair. kva śāstraṁ kvātmavijñānaṁ kva vā nirviṣayaṁ manaḥ kva tṛptiḥ kva vitṛṣṇātvaṁ gatadvandvasya me sadā Where… Read more »

Ashtavakra Gita – Day – 22

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|| Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti ||   World is like an amusement park. One day we went to lake side and we saw a bird weaving its nest in bulb shape. That bird usually catches firefly and stick them inside into its nest so that it can light up its nest during dark… Read more »

Ashtavakra Gita – Day – 23

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|| Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti ||   Life begins when we step out of the mind. How do we step out of the small mind? Through SAMADHI we can step out of the small mind. Samadhi in the form of meditation, singing, dancing, intoxicated devotion and through 100% effort in any activity. All… Read more »

Ashtavakra Gita – Day – 24

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|| Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti ||   God loves Fun. Nature loves to give you surprises. You grow much more by unpleasant surprise than pleasant one. Each surprise has big message in it for you to become stronger and go deep inside. You can draw inference from the past, but you should not… Read more »

Ashtavakra Gita – Day – 25

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|| Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti ||   Three factors cause disturbances in mind:i) Discomfort in own mindii) Discomfort of words we hear from othersiii) Discomfort in bodyThere is no 4th discomfort. Four pillars of body DHARMA – Body has its own demand we should fulfill it. If a body needs rest you should… Read more »

Ashtavakra Gita – Day – 26

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|| Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti ||   Answers cannot satisfy doubts. Hearing and seeing cannot eliminate doubt. Only PRANA can eliminate doubt. When PRANA in you low down, doubt arises. You know what is DOUBT? It is a state of mind. Doubt is not something other than state of mind. Such state of… Read more »