Ashtavakra Gita.

janaka uvāca

akicanabhava svāstha kaupīnatve’pi durlabham
tyāgādāne vihāyāsmādahamāse yathāsukham

Janaka said : The inner freedom which is born of the consciousness that there is nothing but the Self is reare even for one who wears but a loin cloth. Therefore, giving up renunciation and acceptance, I live happily.


kutrāpi kheda kāyasya jihvā kutrāpi khedyate
mana kutrāpi tattyaktvā puruārthe sthita sukham

Sometimes one experiences distress because of one’s body, sometimes because of one’s speech, and sometimes because of one’s mind. Having renounced these, in life’s supreme goal I live happily.


kta kimapi naiva syād iti sacintya tattvata
yadā yatkartumāyāti tat ktvāse yathāsukham

Recognising that nothing whatsoever is really one by the Self, I do whatever presents itself to be done and so I live happily.


karmanaikarmyanirbandhabhāvā dehasthayogina
sayogāyogavirahādahamāse yathāsukham

Yogis, who identify themselves with their bodies, insist upon action or inaction.  But I live as I please in the absence of attachment and rejection.


arthānarthau na me sthityā gatyā na śayanena vā
tiṣṭhan gacchan svapan tasmādahamāse yathāsukham

No gain or loss accrues to me by standing, walking or sleeping. So I live happily whether I stand, walk or sleep.


svapato nāsti me hāni siddhiryatnavato na vā
nāśollāsau vihāyāsmadahamāse yathāsukham

I lose nothing by sleeping and gain nothing by effort, so consequently I live as I please, abandoning loss and success.


sukhādirūpā niyama bhāvevālokya bhūriśa
śubhāśubhe vihāyāsmādahamāse yathāsukham

Observing repeatedly the inconstancy of pleasure and pain under different circumstances, I have renounced good and evil and I live happily.

Ashtavakra Gita.

janaka uvāca

praktyā śūnyacitto ya pramādād bhāvabhāvana
nidrito bodhita iva kīasasmarao hi sa

Janaka said : He verily has his recollections of worldly life exhausted, who is empty minded by bature, who think of sense objects involuntarily and who is, as it were, awake though asleep.


kva dhanāni kva mitrāi kva me viayadasyava
kva śāstra kva ca vijñāna yadā me galitā sp

When desire has melted away, where then are my riches, my friends, robbers in the form of senses, where the scriptures or knowledge?


vijñāte sākipurue paramātmani ceśvare
nairāśye badhamoke ca na citā muktaye mama

Realising my Supreme Self to be the Witness and the Lord, I have become indifferent to both bondage and liberation. I feel no inclination for liberation.


atarvikalpaśūnyasya bahi svacchandacāria
bhrāntasyeva daśāstāstāstādśā eva jānate

The different states of one who within is free of uncertainty, but outwardly wanders about at his own pleasure like an idiot, can only be understood by those like him.

Ashtavakra Gita.

aṣṭāvakra uvāca

yathātathopadeśena ktārtha sattvabuddhimān
ājīvamapi jijñāsu parastatra vimuhyati

Ashtavakra said: While a man of pure intellect realizes the Self by the most casual of instruction, a man if impure intellect may seek knowledge all his life and still remain bewildered.


moko viayavairasya bandho vaiayiko rasa
etāvadeva vijñāna yathecchasi tathā kuru

Liberation is non-attachment for the objects of the senses. Bondage is love of the sense obhects. This is Knowledge. Now do as you please.


vāgmiprājñānamahodyoga jana mūkajaālasam
karoti tattvabodho’yamatastyakto bubhukabhi

This awareness of the truth makes an eloquent, clever and energetic man dumb, stupid and lazy, so it is avoided by those who want to enjoy the world.


na tva deho na te deho bhoktā kartā na vā bhavān
cidrūpo’si sadā sākī nirapeka sukha cara

You are not the body, nor is the body yours;  you are not the doer of actions nor the enjoyer of their consequences. You are Consciousness itself, the eternal Witness, and free. Go about happily.


rāgadveau manodharmau na manaste kadācana
nirvikalpo’si bodhātmā nirvikāra sukha cara

Craving and aversion are attributes of the mind. But the mind is not yours, nor ever has been. You are Intellignece itself, free from conflict and changeless. Move about happily.


sarvabhūteu cātmāna sarvabhūtāni cātmani
vijñāya nirahakāro nirmamastva sukhī Bhava

Recognising the Self in all beings, and all beings in the Self, be happy, free from egoism and the sense of ‘mine’.


viśva sphurati yatreda taragā iva sāgare

tattvameva na sandehaścinmūrte vijvaro Bhava

Your are the Consciousness, in which the universe manifests Itself like, like waves in the ocean. Be free from the fever of the mind.


śraddhasva tāta śraddhasva nātra mo’ha kuruva bho
jñānasvarūpo bhagavānātmā tva prakte para

Have faith, my son, have faith. Never confuse yourself in this. You are yourself the Lord, whose very nature is Knowledge; you are the Self and you are beyond Nature.


guai saveṣṭito dehastiṣṭhatyāyāti yāti ca
ātmā na gatā nāgatā kimenamanuśocasi

The body invested with the senses comes, stays and goes. You yourself neither come nor go. Why, then, do you mourn it?


dehastiṣṭhatu kalpānta gacchatvadyaiva vā puna
kva vddhi kva ca vā hānistava cinmātrarūpia

Let the body last to the end of the time, or let it come to an end right now. What have you gained or lost, you who are Pure Intelligence?


tvayyanatamahābhodhau viśvavīci svabhāvata
udetu vāstamāyātu na te vddhirna vā kati

In you who are the infinite ocean, let the waves of universe rise or fall according to their own nature. It is no gain or loss to you.


tāta cinmātrarūpo’si na te bhinnamida jagat
ata kasya katha kutra heyopādeyakalpanā

My child, you are Pure Consciousness itself, and the universe is not different from you. So who is to accept or reject it, and how, and why?


ekasminnavyaye śānte cidākāśe’male tvayi
kuto janma kuto karma kuto’hakāra eva ca

From where will there be birth, action, and even egoism for you who are One,
immutable, calm, stainless and Pure Consciousness


yattva paśyasi tatraikastvameva pratibhāsase
ki pthak bhāsate svarāt kaakāgadanūpuram

You alone appear as whatever you perceive. How could bracelets, armlets and anklets appear different from the gold they are made of?


aya so’hamaya nāha vibhāgamiti satyaja
sarvamātmeti niścitya nisakalpa sukhī Bhava

Completely giving up such distinctions as “He is what I am”, and “I am not that”, recognise that “All is the Self”, and be desireless and happy.


tavaivājñānato viśva tvameka paramārthata
tvatto’nyo nāsti sasārī nāsasārī ca kaścana

It is through your ignorance alone that the universe exists. In reality you are One. Apart from you there is no individual self or Supreme Self.


bhrāntimātramida viśva na kiciditi niścayī
nirvāsana sphūrtimātro na kicidiva śāmyati

Knowing that all this is an illusion, one becomes free of desire, pure Intellignece and peaceful, as if nothing existed.


eka eva bhavābhodhāvāsīdasti bhaviyati
na te bandho’sti moko vā ktyaktya sukha cara

In the ocean of the world One only was, is and will be. You have no bondage or liberation. Live happily and fulfilled.


mā sakalpavikalpābhyā citta kobhaya cinmaya
upaśāmya sukha tiṣṭha svātmanyānandavigrahe

Being pure consciousness, do not disturb your mind with thoughts of for and against. Be calm and abide happily in your own self, which is bliss itself.


tyajaiva dhyāna sarvatra mā kicid hdi dhāraya
ātmā tva mukta evāsi ki vimśya kariyasi

Completely give up even contemplation and hold nothing in your mind. You are the Self, free. what will you achieve by thinking?

Ashtavakra Gita.

aṣṭāvakra uvāca

ācakva śṛṇu vā tāta nānāśāstrāyanekaśa

tathāpi na tava svāsthya sarvavismaraād te

Ashtavakra said: My child, you may recite or listen to countless scriptures, but you will not be established in the Self until you can forget all.


bhoga karma samādhi vā kuru vijña tathāpi te

citta nirastasarvāśamatyartha rocayiyati

O wise one, you may indulge in work or meditate, but your mind will yearn for your own true nature which is beyond all objects and in which all desires are extinguished.


āyāsātsakalo dukhī naina jānāti kaścana

anenaivopadeśena dhanya prāpnoti nirvtim

Everyone is in pain because they exert themselves. But none knows this.

The blessed one becomes free through this instruction alone


vyāpāre khidyate yastu nimeonmeayorapi

tasyālasya dhurīasya sukha nanyasya kasyacit

Happiness belongs to no-one but that supremely lazy man for whom even opening and closing his eyelids is a botheration.


ida ktamida neti dvadvairmukta yadā mana

dharmārthakāmamokeu nirapeka tadā bhavet

When the mind is freed from such pairs of opposites as, “I have done this”, and “I have not done that”, it becomes indifferent to merit, wealth, sensual enjoyment and liberation.


virakto viayadveṣṭā rāgī viayalolupa

grahamokavihīnastu na virakto na rāgavān

One who abhors sense objects becomes non-attached, and one who covets them becomes attached to them. But he he who does not accept or reject is neither unattached nor attached.


heyopādeyatā tāvatsasāraviapākura

sphā jīvati yāvad vai nirvicāradaśāspadam

So long as desire, which is the state of lack of discrimination, continues, the sense of revulsion and attraction will remain, which is the root and shoot of the tree of samsara.


pravttau jāyate rāgo nirvttau dvea eva hi

nirdvandvo bālavad dhīmān evameva vyavasthita

Desire springs from activity, and aversion from abstension. The man of wisdom is free from the pairs of opposites, like a child, and indeed he lives on like a child.


hātumicchati sasāra rāgī dukhajihāsayā

vītarāgo hi nirdukhastasminnapi na khidyati

The passionate man wants to be rid of samsara so as to avoid pain, but the dispassionate one is free from sorrow and does not feel miserable even in the world.


yasyābhimāno moke’pi dehe’pi mamatā tathā

na ca jñānī na vā yogī kevala dukhabhāgasau

He who is proud about even liberation or his own body, and feels them his own, is neither a seer nor a yogi. He is still just a sufferer.


haro yadyupadeṣṭā te hari kamalajo’pi va

tathāpi na tava svāthya sarvavismaraādte

If even Shiva, Vishnu or the lotus-born Brahma were your instructor, until you have forgotten all, you cannot be established in the Self.

Ashtavakra Gita.

aṣṭāvakra uvāca
yasya bodhodaye tāvatsvapnavad bhavati bhrama
tasmai sukhaikarūpāya nama 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 pukalān
na hi sarvaparityājamantarea sukhī bhavet

One may get all sorts of pleasure by the acquisition of various objects of enjoyment, but one cannot be happy without renouncing all.


kartavyadukhamārtaṇḍajvālādagdhāntarātmana
kuta praśamapīyūadhārāsāramte sukham

How can there be happiness, for one who has been burnt inside by the blistering sun of the pain of thinking that there are things that still need doing, without the rain of the nectar of peace?


bhavo’ya bhāvanāmātro na kicit paramarthata
nāstyabhāva svabhāvanā bhāvābhāvavibhāvinām

This universe is but a state of consciousness. In reality it is nothing. The existent and the non existent do not lose their inherent nature


na dūra na ca sakocāllabdhamevātmana padam
nirvikalpa nirāyāsa nirvikāra nirajanam

The Self which is absolute, effortless, immutable, and spotless is neither far way not limited. It is verily ever attained.


vyāmohamātraviratau svarūpādānamātrata
vītaśokā virājante nirāvaraadṛṣṭaya

By the simple elimination of delusion and the recognition of one’s true nature, those whose vision is unclouded live free from sorrow.


samasta kalpanāmātramātmā mukta sanātana
iti vijñāya dhīro hi kimabhyasyati bālavat

Knowing all as mere imagination and the Self as free and eternal, does the wise one act ignorantly like a child.


ātmā brahmeti niścitya bhāvābhāvau ca kalpitau
nikāma ki vijānāti ki brūte ca karoti kim

Knowing for certain that one’s self is Brahman and that existence and non-existence are figments, what does one who is free from desire, know, say or do?


aya so’hamaya nāha iti kīā vikalpanā
sarvamātmeti niścitya tūṣṇībhūtasya yogina

Considerations like “I am this” or “I am not this” are finished for the yogi who has become silent knowing for certain all as the Self.


na vikepo na caikāgrya nātibodho na mūhatā
na sukha na ca vā dukha upaśāntasya yogina

For the yogi who has found peace, there is no distraction or onepointedness, no higher knowledge or ignorance, no pleasure and no pain.


svārājye bhaikavttau ca lābhālābhe jane vane
nirvikalpasvabhāvasya na viśeo’sti yogina

In heaven or in beggary, gain or loss, life among men or in the forest, there is no difference to the unconditioned yogi.


kva dharma kva ca vā kāma kva cārtha kva vivekitā
ida ktamida neti dvandvairmuktasya yoginaḥ 

There is no religion, wealth, sensuality or discrimination for a yogi free from such opposites as “I have done this,” and “I have not done that.”


ktya kimapi naivāsti na kāpi hdi rajanā
yathā jīvanameveha jīvanmuktasya yogina

The yogi who is liberated while living, had neither any duty not any attachement at heart. His actions pertain to the present life only, being merely the effects of his past karma.


kva moha kva ca vā viśva kva tad dhyāna kva muktatā
sarvasakalpasīmāyā viśrāntasya mahātmana

Where is delusion, where is universe, where is renunciation, Moreover where is libereation for the great souled one who rests beyond the world of desires?


yena viśvamida dṛṣṭa sa nāstīti karotu vai
nirvāsana ki kurute paśyannapi na paśyati

He who sese the universe may try to deny it. What has the desireless to do? He sees not even though he sees.


yena dṛṣṭa para brahma so’ha brahmeti cintayet
ki cintayati niścinto dvitīya yo na paśyati

He who has seen the Supreme Brahman meditates, ‘I am Brahman’.  What does he who has transcended all thought think, when he sees no second?


dṛṣṭo yenātmavikepo nirodha kurute tvasau
udārastu na vikipta sādhyābhāvātkaroti kim

He, indeed, controls himself who sees distraction in himself. But the great one is not distracted. Having nothing to accomplish, what does he do?


dhīro lokaviparyasto vartamāno’pi lokavat
no samādhi na vikepa na lopa svasya paśyati

The wise man, unlike the worldly man, does not see inner stillness, distraction or fault in himself, even when living like a worldly man.


bhāvābhāvavihīno yastpto nirvāsano budha
naiva kicitkta tena lokadṛṣṭyā vikurvatā

He who is beyond existence and non existence, who is wise, satisfied and free from desire does nothing even if may be acting in the eyes of the world.


pravttau vā nivttau vā naiva dhīrasya durgraha
yadā yatkartumāyāti tatktvā tiṣṭhate sukham

The wise man who just goes on doing what presents itself for him to do, encounters no difficulty in either activity or inactivity.


nirvāsano nirālaba svacchando muktabandhana
kipta saskāravātena ceṣṭate śukaparavat

He who is desireless, independent free and liberated moves about like a dry leaf blown about by the wind of causality .


asasārasya tu kvāpi na haro na viāditā
sa śītalahamanā nitya videha iva rājaye

There is neither joy nor sorrow for one who has transcended Worldly existence. With a peaceful mind he lives like one without a body.


kutrāpi na jihāsāsti nāśo vāpi na kutracit
ātmārāmasya dhīrasya śītalācchatarātmana

The wise one who delights in the Self and whose mind is calm and pure has no desire for renunciation or sense of loss in anything.


praktyā śūnyacittasya kurvato’sya yadcchayā
prāktasyeva dhīrasya na māno nāvamānatā

Naturally of a vacant mind and doing what comes of itself, the wise one, unlike an ordinary man, is not affected by honour or dishonor.


kta dehena karmeda na mayā śuddharūpiā
iti cintānurodhī ya kurvannapi karoti na

“This action was done by the body but not by me, the pure Self.” – one with such a thought even though acting, does not act.


atadvādīva kurute na bhavedapi bāliśa
jīvanmukta sukhī śrīmān sasarannapi śobhate

The jivanmukta acts like the one who does not say that he is acting so; but he is not, therefore, a fool.  Even though living in the world, he is every happy and blessed.


nāvicārasuśrānto dhīro viśrāntimāgata
na kalpate na jāti na śṛṇoti na paśyati

The wise one who weary of endless reasonings has attained to peace, neither thinks not knows nor hear nor sees.


asamādheravikepān na mumukurna cetara
niścitya kalpita paśyan brahmaivāste mahāśaya

He who is beyond mental stillness and distraction, does not desire either liberation or its opposite. Recognising that things are just constructions of the imagination, that great soul lives as Brahman here and now.


yasyānta syādahakāro na karoti karoti sa
nirahakāradhīrea na kicidakta ktam

He who has egoism in him acts even though he does not act. Surely the wise one who is free from egoism does not act even though he acts.


nodvigna na ca santuṣṭamakart spandavarjitam
nirāśa gatasandeha citta muktasya rājate

The mind of the liberated man is not upset or pleased. It shines unmoving, desireless, and free from doubt.


nirdhyātu ceṣṭitu vāpi yaccitta na pravartate
nirnimittamida kitu nirdhyāyeti viceṣṭate

The mind of the liberated one does not exert itself to be either meditative or active; but it becomes meditative and active without any motive.


tattva yathārthamākarya manda prāpnoti mūhatām
athavā yāti sakocamamūha ko’pi mūhavat

A stupid man is bewildered when he hears the real truth, while The sharp –witted person withdraws within himself like a fool.


ekāgratā nirodho vā mūhairabhyasyate bhśam
dhīrā ktya na paśyanti suptavatsvapade sthitā

The ignorant make a great effort to practise one-pointedness and the stilling of mind. The wise, abiding in the real Self, like persons in deep sleep, do not find anything to be done.


aprayatnāt prayatnād vā mūho nāpnoti nirvtim
tattvaniścayamātrea prājño bhavati nirvta

The stupid does not attain cessation whether he acts or abandons action, while the wise man find peace within merely by knowing the Truth.


śuddha buddha priya pūra niprapaca nirāmayam
ātmāna ta na jānanti tatrābhyāsaparā janā

In this world those who devote themselves as diverse practices do not know the Self,
which is pure, intelligent, beloved, perfect, beyond the universe, and free from any taint.


nāpnoti karmaā moka vimūho’bhyāsarūpiā
dhanyo vijñānamātrea muktastiṣṭhatyavikriya

The ignorant one does not achieve liberation even through regular practice. The blessed one through mere knowledge becomes free and is unaffected by change.


ho nāpnoti tad brahma yato bhavitumicchati
anicchannapi dhīro hi parabrahmasvarūpabhāk

The stupid does not attain Brahman, for he desires to become It, the wise one certainly realizes the nature of Supreme Brahman, even without desiring to do so.


nirādhārā grahavyagrā mū sasārapoakā
etasyānarthamūlasya mūlaccheda kto budhai

Even when living without any support and eager for achievement, the stupid only keep up the world. The wise cut the at the very root of its world which is the source of all misery.


na śānti labhate mūho yata śamitumicchati
dhīrastattva viniścitya sarvadā śāntamānasa

The stupid does not find peace because he is wanting it. The wise one knows the Truth and is every peaceful.


kvātmano darśana tasya yad dṛṣṭamavalabate
dhīrāsta ta na paśyanti paśyantyātmānamavyayam

How can there be self knowledge for him whose knowledge depends on the object? The wise do not see this and that, but see the immutable Self.


kva nirodho vimūhasya yo nirbandha karoti vai
svārāmasyaiva dhīrasya sarvadāsāvaktrima

How can there be cessation of thought for the misguided who is striving for it. Yet it is there always naturally for the wise man who delights in the Self.


bhāvasya bhāvaka kaścin na kicid bhāvakopara
ubhayābhāvaka kaścid evameva nirākula

Some think that existence is, and others that nothing is. Rare is the man who does thinks neither and is thus calm.


śuddhamadvayamātmāna bhāvayanti kubuddhaya
na tu jānanti samohādyāvajjīvamanirv

Those of weak intelligence think of themselves as pure non duality, but because of their delusion do not know this, and remain unfulfilled all their lives.


mumukorbuddhirālabamantarea na vidyate
nirālabaiva nikāmā buddhirmuktasya sarvadā

The intellect of one who longs for liberation cannot function without depending on the object; but the intellect of the liberated one is indeed ever independent and free from desire.


viayadvīpino vīkya cakitā śaraārthina
viśanti jhaiti kroa nirodhaikāgrasiddhaye

Seeing the tigers of the senses the frightened refuge-seekers at once enter the cave in search of cessation of thought and one pointedness.


nirvāsana hari dṛṣṭvā tūṣṇī viayadantina
palāyante na śaktāste sevante ktacāava

Seeing the desireless lion the elephants of the senses silently run away, or, if they cannot, serve him like flatterers.


na muktikārikā dhatte niśako yuktamānasa
paśyan śṛṇvan spśan jighrannaśnannāste yathāsukham

He who is free from doubts and has his mind identified with the Self, does not resort to practices of control as a means to liberation. Seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and eating he lives happily.


vastuśravaamātrea śuddhabuddhirnirākula
naivācāramanācāramaudāsya vā prapaśyati

Established in pure Knowledge, and calm by the mere hearing of the Truth, the wise one does not see what is proper or improper action or even inaction.


yadā yatkartumāyāti tadā tatkurute ju
śubha vāpyaśubha vāpi tasya ceṣṭā hi bālavat

The wise person does whatever presents itself to be done, good or bad, for his actions are like those of a child.


svātatryātsukhamāpnoti svātatryāllabhate param
svātatryānnirvti gacchetsvātatryāt parama padam

By inner freedom one attains happiness, by inner freedom one reaches the Supreme, by inner freedom one comes to absence of thought the attainment of Ultimate State.


akarttvamabhokttva svātmano manyate yadā
tadā kīā bhavantyeva samastāścittavttaya

When one sees oneself as neither the doer nor the enjoyer, then all modifications of mind come to an end.


ucchṛṁkhalāpyaktikā sthitirdhīrasya rājate
na tu sasphacittasya śāntirmūhasya ktrimā

The spontaneous unassumed behaviour of the wise shines, but not the deliberate purposeful stillness of the fool.


vilasanti mahābhogairviśanti girigahvarān
nirastakalpanā dhīrā abaddhā muktabuddhaya

The wise who are free from mental projections, unbound, and of unfettered intellect, sometimes sport in the midst of great enjoyments and sometimes retire into mountain caves.


śrotriya devatā tīrthamaganā bhūpati priyam
dṛṣṭvā sapūjya dhīrasya na kāpi hdi vāsanā

There is no attachment in the heart of a wise man whether he sees or pays homage to a learned brahmin, a celestial being, a holy place, a woman, a king or a friend.


bhtyai putrai kalatraiśca dauhitraiścāpi gotrajai
vihasya dhikkto yogī na yāti vikti manāk

A yogi is not at all perturbed even when ridiculed and despised by his servants, sons, wives, grandchildren or other relatives.


santuṣṭo’pi na santuṣṭa khinno’pi na ca khidyate
tasyāścaryadaśā tādśā eva jānate

Even when pleased he is not pleased , not suffering even when in pain. Only those like him can understand his wonderful state.


kartavyataiva sasāro na tā paśyanti sūraya
śūnyākārā nirākārā nirvikārā nirāmayā

It is the feeling that “something needs to be achieved” is the world of relativity. The wise who are of the form of emptiness, formless, unchanging and spotless see no such thing.


akurvannapi sakobhād vyagra sarvatra mūhadhī
kurvannapi tu ktyāni kuśalo hi nirākula

Even when doing nothing the fool is agitated by restlessness, while a skilful man remains undisturbed even when doing what there is to do.


sukhamāste sukha śete sukhamāyāti yāti ca
sukha vakti sukha bhukte vyavahāre’pi śāntadhī

Happy he stands, happy he sits, happy sleeps and happy he comes and goes. Happy he speaks, and happy he eats. This is the life of a man at peace.


svabhāvādyasya naivārtirlokavad vyavahāria
mahāhda ivākobhyo gatakleśa sa śobhate

Whoever, by virtue of the realization of his own self, does not feel distressed even in practical life like ordinary people and remains unagitated like a vast lake, with all his sorrows gone – he shines.


nivttirapi mūhasya pravtti rupajāyate
pravttirapi dhīrasya nivttiphalabhāginī

Even abstention from action leads to action in a fool, while the action of the wise man brings the fruits of inaction.


parigraheu vairāgya prāyo mūhasya dśyate
dehe vigalitāśasya kva rāga kva virāgatā

A fool often shows aversion towards his belongings, but for him whose attachment to the body has dropped away, there is neither attachment nor aversion.


bhāvanābhāvanāsaktā dṛṣṭirmūhasya sarvadā
bhāvyabhāvanayā sā tu svasthasyādṛṣṭirūpiī

The mind of the fool is always caught in thinking or not thinking. But the consciousness of the wise one, though attended with thinking the thinkable is of the nature of unconsciousness.


sarvārabheu nikāmo yaścared bālavan muni
na lepastasya śuddhasya kriyamāo’pi karmai

The wise one who has no motive in all his actions, who moves like a child and is pure, has no attachment even to the work that is being done by him.


sa eva dhanya ātmajña sarvabhāveu ya sama
paśyan śṛṇvan spśan jighrann aśnannistaramānasa

Blessed is he who knows himself and is the same in all states, with a mind free from craving whether he is seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling or tasting.


kva sasāra kva cābhāsa kva sādhya kva ca sādhanam
ākāśasyeva dhīrasya nirvikalpasya sarvadā

Where is the world and where is its appearance, where is the end and where the means, for the wise one who is ever changeless like the space?


sa jayatyarthasanyāsī pūrasvarasavigraha
aktrimo’navacchinne samādhiryasya vartate

Glorious is he who has abandoned all goals and is the incarnation of satisfaction, his very nature, and whose inner focus on the Unconditioned is quite spontaneous.


bahunātra kimuktena jñātatattvo mahāśaya
bhogamokanirākākī sadā sarvatra nīrasa

In short, the great-souled man who has come to know the Truth is without desire for either pleasure or liberation, and is always and everywhere free from attachment.


mahadādi jagaddvaita nāmamātravijṛṁbhitam
vihāya śuddhabodhasya ki ktyamavaśiyate

What remains to be done by the one who is Pure Consciousness? He has renounced phenomenal existence which begins with mahat and is manifested through mere name.


bhramabhtamida sarva kicinnāstīti niścayī
alakyasphuraa śuddha svabhāvenaiva śāmyati

The pure man who has experienced the Indescribable attains peace by his own nature, realising that all this is nothing but illusion, and that nothing is.


śuddhasphuraarūpasya dśyabhāvamapaśyata
kva vidhi kva vairāgya kva tyāga kva śamo’pi vā

Rule of conduct, dispassion, renunciation and restraint of the senses – what are all these to one who is of the nature of Pure Effulgence and who does not perceive any objective reality?


sphurato’nantarūpea prakti ca na paśyata
kva bandha kva ca vā moka kva hara kva viāditā

For him who shines with the radiance of Infinity and is not subject to natural causality there is neither bondage, liberation, pleasure nor pain.


buddhiparyantasasāre māyāmātra vivartate
nirmamo nirahakāro nikāma śobhate budha

Only the illusion of the world prevails. Ther reality of the world vanishes with the knowledge of the Self. The wise one lives without the feeling of ‘Iness’ and ‘mine-ness’ and attachment.


akaya gatasantāpamātmāna paśyato mune
kva vidyā ca kva vā viśva kva deho’ha mameti vā

To the wise one who perceives the Self as imperishable and free from grief, where is knowledge and where is the universe? Where is the feeling ‘I am the body’ or ‘the body is mine’?


nirodhādīni karmāi jahāti jaadhīryadi
manorathān pralāpāśca kartumāpnotyatatkaāt

No sooner does a man of dull intellect give up such practices as mind-control than he becomes a prey to desires and facies.


manda śrutvāpi tadvastu na jahāti vimūhatām
nirvikalpo bahiryatnādantarviayalālasa

A fool does not get rid of his stupidity even on hearing the truth. Though he may outwardly appear to be free from imaginations, a craving for sense objects lurks within him.


jñānād galitakarmā yo lokadṛṣṭyāpi karmakt
nāpnotyavasara karma vaktumeva na kicana

He whose work has ceased with the dawn of Knowledge does not find an opportunity to do or say anything, even though in ordinary people’s eyes he is doing work.


kva tama kva prakāśo vā hāna kva ca na kicana
nirvikārasya dhīrasya nirātakasya sarvadā

For the wise man who is always unchanging and fearless, Where is the darkness nor where light? Where is there any loss? There is nothing.


kva dhairya kva vivekitva kva nirātakatāpi vā
anirvācyasvabhāvasya nisvabhāvasya yogina

There is neither fortitude, prudence nor courage for the yogi whose nature is beyond description and free of individuality.


na svargo naiva narako jīvanmuktirna caiva hi
bahunātra kimuktena yogadṛṣṭyā na kicana

There is neither heaven nor hell nor even liberation during life. In short, nothing exists in the yogic consciousness.


naiva prārthayate lābha nālābhenānuśocati
dhīrasya śītala cittamamtenaiva pūritam

The wise one neither longs for possessions nor grieves at their absence. His calm mind is full of the nectar of Supreme Bliss.


na śānta stauti nikāmo na duṣṭamapi nindati
samadukhasukhastpta kicit ktya na paśyati

The dispassionate does not praise the good or blame the wicked. Content and equal in pain and pleasure, he sees nothing that needs doing.


dhīro na dveṣṭi sasāramātmāna na didkati
harāmaravinirmukto na mto na ca jīvati

The wise man neither abhors birth and rebirth nor wishes to perceive the Self. Free from joy and sorrow, he is neither dead nor alive.


nisneha putradārādau nikāmo viayeu ca
niścinta svaśarīre’pi nirāśa śobhate budha

The wise man stands out by being free from anticipation, without attachment to such things as children or wives, free from desire for the senses, and not even concerned about his own body.


tuṣṭi sarvatra dhīrasya yathāpatitavartina
svacchanda carato deśān yatrastamitaśāyina

Contentment ever dwells in the heart of the wise one who lives on whatever happens to come to him, and who wanders about at pleasure, resting wherever he is when the sun sets.


patatūdetu vā deho nāsya cintā mahātmana
svabhāvabhūmiviśrāntivismtāśeasaste

Reposing on the foundation of his own being, and completely transcending bith and rebirth, the great souled one does not care whether his body dies or is born.


akicana kāmacāro nirdvandvaśchinnasaśaya
asakta sarvabhāveu kevalo ramate budha

The wise man has the joy of being complete in himself and without possessions, acting as he pleases, free from duality and rid of doubts, and without attachment to any creature.


nirmama śobhate dhīra samaloṣṭāśmakācana
subhinnahdayagranthirvinirdhūtarajastama

Glorious is the wise one who is devoid of the feeling of ‘mine’ to whom earth, a stone and gold are all the same, the knots of whose heart have been rent asunder and wo has been purged of rajas and tamas.


sarvatrānavadhānasya na kicid vāsanā hdi
muktātmano vitptasya tulanā kena jāyate

Who can compare with that contented, liberated soul who is indifferent to everything and has no desire left in his heart?


jānannapi na jānāti paśyannapi na paśyati
bruvann api na ca brūte ko’nyo nirvāsanādte

Who but the desireless man knows without knowing, sees without seeing and speaks without speaking?


bhikurvā bhūpatirvāpi yo nikāma sa śobhate
bhāveu galitā yasya śobhanāśobhanā mati

Be he a mendicant or king, he excels who is without desire, and whose view of things has been freed from “good” and “bad”.


kva svācchandya kva sakoca kva vā tattvaviniścaya
nirvyājārjavabhūtasya caritārthasya yogina

There is neither dissolute behaviour nor virtue, nor even discrimination of the truth for the sage who has reached the goal and is the very embodiment of guileless sincerity.


ātmaviśrāntitptena nirāśena gatārtinā
antaryadanubhūyeta tat katha kasya kathyate

How and to whom can be described what is experienced within by one who is desireless, whose sorrow is destroyed and who is contented with resposing in the Self.


supto’pi na suuptau ca svapne’pi śayito na ca
jāgare’pi na jāgarti dhīrastpta pade pade

The wise man who is contented in all circumstances is not asleep even in deep sleep, not sleeping in a dream, nor waking when he is awake.


jña sacinto’pi niścinta sendriyo’pi nirindriya
subuddhirapi nirbuddhi sāhakāro’nahakti

The man of Knowledge is devoid of thought, even when he is engaged in thought; he is devoid of the sense organs,even though he has them; he is devoid of intelligence, even though endowed with it; and he is devoid of the sense of ego, even though possessed of it.


na sukhī na ca vā dukhī na virakto na sagavān
na mumukurna vā muktā na kicinnna ca kicana

Neither happy nor unhappy, neither detached nor attached, neither seeking liberation nor liberated, he is neither something nor nothing.


vikepe’pi na vikipta samādhau na samādhimān
ye’pi na jao dhanyaṇḍitye’pi na paṇḍita

Not distracted in distraction, in mental stillness not poised, in stupidity not stupid, that blessed one is not even wise in his wisdom.


mukto yathāsthitisvastha ktakartavyanirvta
sama sarvatra vaitṛṣṇyānna smaratyakta ktam

The liberated man who abides in the Self in all circumstances, is free from the idea of “done” and “still to do”. He is the same wherever he is and without greed. He does not dwell on what he has done or not done.


na prīyate vandyamāno nindyamāno na kupyati
naivodvijati marae jīvane nābhinandati

He is not pleased when praised nor upset when blamed. He is not afraid of death nor attached to life.


na dhāvati janākīra nāraya upaśāntadhī
yathātathā yatratatra sama evāvatiṣṭhate

A man at peace seeks neither the crowded place nor the wilderness. He remains the same in any condition in any place.

Ashtavakra Gita.

aṣṭāvakra uvāca

tena jñānaphala prāpta yogābhyāsaphala tathā
tpta svacchendriyo nitya ekākī ramate tu ya

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 teneda pūra brahmāṇḍamaṇḍalam

Oh, the knower of Truth is never miserable in this world, for the whole universe is filled by himself alone.


na jātu viayā ke’pi svārāma harayantyamī
sallakīpallavaprītamivebha nibapallavā

No sense objects ever please a man who delights in the Self, just as Nimba leaves do not please the elephant that likes Sallaki leaves.


yastu bhogeu bhukteu na bhavatyadhivāsitā
abhukteu nirākākī tadśo bhavadurlabha

The man who is not attached to the things he has enjoyed, and does not hanker after the things he has not enjoyed, such a man is rare in this world.


bubhukuriha sasāre mumukurapi dśyate
bhogamokanirākākī viralo hi mahāśaya

Those who desire pleasure and those who desire liberation are both found in the world. But rare indeed is the great souled one who is not desirous of either enjoyment nor liberation.


dharmārthakāmamokeu jīvite marae tathā
kasyāpyudāracittasya heyopādeyatā na hi

Rare is the noble minded person who is free from attraction or aversion to duty, wealth, desires, liberation and life and death as well.


chā na viśvavilaye na dveastasya ca sthitau
yathā jīvikayā tasmād dhanya āste yathā sukham

The man of Knowledge does not any desire for the dissolution of universe, or aversion to its existence. The blessed one therefore, lives happily with whatever sustenance presents itself.


ktārtho’nena jñānenetyeva galitadhī k
paśyan śṛṇvan spśan jighrann aśnannaste yathā sukham

Thus fulfilled through the knowledge of the Self,  and with his mind absorbed and contented, the wise one lives happily, seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and eating.


śūnyā dṛṣṭirvthā ceṣṭā vikalānīndriyāi ca
na sphā na viraktirvā kīasasārasāgare

In him for whom the ocean of samsara has dried up, there is no attachment or aversion. His gaze is vacant, his behaviour purposeless, and his senses inactive.


na jagarti na nidrāti nonmīlati na mīlati
aho paradaśā kvāpi vartate muktacetasa

The wise one neither keeps awake not sleeps, he neither opens nor closes his eyes. Oh, the liberated soul anywhere enjoys the supreme condition.


sarvatra dśyate svastha sarvatra vimalāśaya
samastavāsanā mukto mukta sarvatra rājate

The liberated man is always found abiding in the Self and is pure in heart; he lives freed from all desires, under all conditions.


paśyan śṛṇvan spśan jighrann aśnan gṛṇhan vadan vrajan
īhitānīhitairmukto mukta eva mahāśaya

Seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting, speaking and walking about, the great souled man who is freed from trying to achieve or avoid anything emancipated indeed.


na nindati na ca stauti na hṛṣyati na kupyati
na dadāti na gṛṇhāti mukta sarvatra nīrasa

The liberated man is free from desires everywhere. He neither Slanders nor praises, he neither rejoices, nor is he displeased, he neither gives nor takes.


sānurāgā striya dṛṣṭvā mtyu vā samupasthitam
avihvalamanā svastho mukta eva mahāśaya

The great-souled one is unperturbed in mind and remains self poised at either the sight of a woman full of love as well as of approaching death. He is indeed liberated.


sukhe dukhe nare nāryā sapatsu vipatsu ca
viśeo naiva dhīrasya sarvatra samadarśina

There is no distinction between pleasure and pain, man and woman, success and failure for the wise man who looks on everything as equal.


na hisā naiva kāruya nauddhatya na ca dīnatā
nāścarya naiva ca kobha kīasasarae nare

There is no aggression nor compassion, no pride nor humility, no wonder nor confusion for the wise man whose worldly life is exhasuted.


na mukto viayadveṣṭā na vā viayalolupa
asasaktamanā nitya prāptāprāptamupāśnute

The liberated man is not averse to the objects of senses and nor does he crave For them. He enjoys hinself continually with an unattached mind in both achievement and non-achievement.


samādhānasamādhānahitāhitavikalpanā
śūnyacitto na jānāti kaivalyamiva sasthita

One established in the state of Absoluteness with a vacant mind does not know the alternatives of inner stillness and lack of inner stillness, and of good and evil.


nirmamo nirahakāro na kiciditi niścita
antargalitasarvāśa kurvannapi karoti na

Free of “me” and “mine” and of a sense of responsibility, aware that “Nothing exists”, with all desires extinguished within, the man of Knowledge does not act though he may be acting.


manaprakāśasamohasvapnajāyavivarjita
daśā kāmapi saprāpto bhaved galitamānasa

An indescribable state is attained by the wise one whose mind has melted away, its functions having ceased to operate, and who is free from delusion, dreaming and dullness.

Ashtavakra Gita.

janaka uvāca
tattvavijñānasandaśamādāya hdayodarāt

nāvidhaparāmarśaśalyoddhāra kto 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 dharma kva ca vā kāma kva cārtha kva vivekitā
kva dvaita kva ca vā’dvaita svamahimni sthitasya me

For me, established in my own glory, there is no religion, sensuality, possessions, philosophy, duality or even non-duality.

kva bhūta kva bhaviyad vā vartamānamapi kva vā
kva deśa kva ca vā nitya svamahimni sthitasya me

Where is the past, where is the future, where even is the present? Where is space, and where, even is the eternity for me who abides in my own glory?

kva cātmā kva ca vānātmā kva śubha kvāśubha yathā
kva cintā kva ca vācintā svamahimni sthitasya me

For me established in my own glory, there is no self or non-self, no good or evil, no thought or even absence of thought.

kva svapna kva suuptirvā kva ca jāgaraa tathā
kva turīya bhaya vāpi svamahimni sthitasya me

For me established in my own glory, there is no dreaming or deep sleep, no waking nor fourth state beyond them, and certainly no fear.

kva dūra kva samīpa vā bāhya kvābhyantara kva vā
kva sthūla kva ca vā sūkma svamahimni sthitasya me

For me established in my own glory, there is nothing far away and nothing near, nothing within or without, nothing large and nothing small.

kva mtyurjīvita vā kva lokā kvāsya kva laukikam
kva laya kva samādhirvā svamahimni sthitasya me

For me established in my own glory, there is no life or death, no worlds or things of this world, no distraction and no stillness of

mind.

ala trivargakathayā yogasya kathayāpyalam
ala vijñānakathayā viśrāntasya mamātmani

To talk about the three ends of life is needless, to talk about yoga is purposeless, and even to talk about wisdom is irrelevant for me who reposes in the Self.

Ashtavakra Gita.

|| Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti ||

 

Ashtavakra Geeta
  1. 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.
  2. This is confirmed that all SORROW arises out of getting stuck in one thought, one event, one instance or one desire. It is getting stuck with something that is THOUGHT.
  3. SO HOW DO YOU DROP WORRIES? Two ways to get rid of it.
    i) Become aware that everything is changing which is called DISPASSION.
    ii) Practices of Sadhana.
  4. One thing you should accept and that is “You are going to die in no time, then where is the worry?” Take this very thought word by word, analyze it and worry will disappear.
  5. Look back the periods when you have worried? Imagine, how were you? Go 5 years back? Were you not worried of this day? Every time you worry, you worry fresh and new one. You don’t remember past worries which you already overcome through.
  6. If you are worrying here after coming to this knowledge and path then you are sleepy, it’s like starving in front of food. Become aware of grace you are in then worry will vanish.
  7. A person who is very ambitious is not committed. What is Bigger? YOU or YOUR DESIRE? Ignorance is having desire bigger than you.
  8. When desires become hard like ice then heart freezes but when desires in your heart melts then fragrance of flowers blossoms in you.
  9. Only two things comes to our mind “Things we have done” or “Things we want to do”. “Wanting to do” stops you to meditate or “Memory of event” stops you from relaxing. Even a single thought can restrict the ability to go deeper inside.
  10. I am the knowledge, I am the light, I am not this body – Knowing this your consciousness will see your body as not your own but an object.
  11. When you see things as others, you desire for it, but if you see that same thing as yours you won’t desire even if somebody is having it, If you see somebody’s shawl you desire to have the same for you, but if the same shawl you buy and keep in cupboard you won’t desire anymore. Your sense of wanting to have it makes you weak.
  12. When you see everything as yours how can you even feel jealous of others. If you are seeing someone singing beautifully, you desire to sing like them and feel jealous of them, but if you consider your own consciousness in him/her that is coming in the form of voice then you won’t feel jealous. Here duality disappears.
  13. When complications arise in your mind, you start to show off, then you lose naturalness. Drop all complications. That fulfillment itself is so beautiful which draws everything to you.
  14. From a “stone” to the “Brahman”, It is ME all over.
  15. The Virgin word for “Virgin Mary” means “nothing can touch you”, no event can touch you. Nothing can make you unhappy, you are purest of all. Thus Christ is born from it.
  16. I am giving you one more technique today. Tonight when you walk to bed, walk like an Enlighten. Act like an Enlighten. You will not worry for the things you have done nor for things u want to do. Finish. All journey is compete.

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Ashtavakra Gita.

janaka uvāca
kva bhūtāni kva deho vā kvendriyāi kva vā mana
kva śūnya kva ca nairāśya matsvarūpe nirajane

Janakas said: In my unblemished nature there are no elements, no body, no faculties no mind. There is no void and no despair.

kva śāstra kvātmavijñāna kva vā nirviaya mana
kva tpti kva vitṛṣṇātva gatadvandvasya me sadā

Where are the scriptures, where is knowledge of the Self, where is the mind not attached to sense-objects, where is contentment, and where is desirelessness for me, who is devoide of the sense of duality?

kva vidyā kva ca vāvidyā kvāha kveda mama kva vā
kva bandha kva ca vā moka svarūpasya kva rūpit

Where is Knowledge and where is ignorance; where is I, where is ‘this’, and where is ‘mine’; where is bondage and where is liberation? Where is an attribute to the nature of my self?

kva prārabdhāni karmāi jīvanmuktirapi kva vā
kva tad videhakaivalya nirviśeasya sarvadā

For him who is always free from individual characteristics there is no antecedent causal action, no liberation during life, and no fulfilment at death.

kva kartā kva ca vā bhoktā nikriya sphuraa kva vā
kvāparoka phala vā kva nisvabhāvasya me sadā

For me, free from individuality, there is no doer and no enjoyer, no cessation of action, no arising of thought, no immediate object, and no idea of results.

kva loka kva mumukurvā kva yogī jñānavān kva vā
kva baddha kva ca vā mukta svasvarūpe’hamadvaye

Where is the world and where is the aspirant for liberation; where is the contemplative man and where is the man of Knoweldge; where is the soul in bondage and where is the liberated soul for me who am non-dual by nature?

kva sṛṣṭi kva ca sahāra kva sādhya kva ca sādhanam
kva sādhaka kva siddhirvā svasvarūpe’hamadvaye

Where are creation and destruction; where is the end and where the means; where are seeker and success for me abiding in my non-dual nature?

kva pramātā pramāa vā kva prameya kva ca pramā
kva kicit kva na kicid vā sarvadā vimalasya me

Where is the knower, the means to knowledge, the object of knowledge, or knowledge itself; where is anything, and where is nothing for me who am every pure?

kva vikepa kva caikāgrya kva nirbodha kva mūhatā
kva hara kva viādo vā sarvadā nikriyasya me

Where  is distraction, where is concentration; where is knowledge, wwhere is delusion; where is joy and where is sorrow for  me who am ever actionless

kva caia vyavahāro vā kva ca sā paramārthatā
kva sukha kva ca vā dukha nirvimarśasya me sadā

Where is relativity, where is transcendence; where is happiness or misery for me who am ever beyond any discursive thought?

kva māyā kva ca sasāra kva prītirvirati kva vā
kva jīva kva ca tadbrahma sarvadā vimalasya me

For me who am forever pure there is no illusion, no samsara, no attachment or detechment, no living being and no God.

kva pravttirnirvttirvā kva mukti kva ca bandhanam
asthanirvibhāgasya svasthasya mama sarvadā

Where is activity, where is inactivity; where is liberation or bondage for me who is ever immutable and indivisible  and established in the Self.

kvopadeśa kva vā śāstra kva śiya kva ca vā guru
kva cāsti puruārtho vā nirupādhe śivasya me

Where are instruction and spiritual injunction, where is the disciple and where is the preceptor; where indeed is the object of life for me who is absolutely good and free from limitation.

kva cāsti kva ca vā nāsti kvāsti caika kva ca dvayam
bahunātra kimuktena kicinnottiṣṭhate mama

Where is existence, where is non-existence ; where is unity, where is duality? What need is there to say more? Nothing emanates from me.

Ashtavakra Gita.

|| Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti ||

 

Ashtavakra Geeta
  1. World is like an amusement park.
  2. 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 time and young ones can see. They were having two storied inside nest. Who taught these birds? Who engineered them? It’s amazing!
  3. Have you noticed monkeys? They never eat the skin of banana; they will peel it and eat the pulp. They are very curious to open up everything and they will only eat the thing they will like. It is amazing. The way dog behaves. The way snake behaves. The entire creation is amazing. You are in an amusement park. Just push one button of people and see what happens to them, fumes will come out of their ears, eyes and from everywhere. It’s all wonderful.
  4. When you are not wondering about it then you are caught up in phenomenon.
  5. Instead of getting amazed your question always puts you in sorrow. Every QUESTION can be turned into WONDER. World is an amusement park.
  6. What is िासना? It is Impressions/craving. Consider if you are used to drink coffee in the morning without which you might get headache is called िासना. िासना is limited attractions happening out of 5 senses, and not only just enjoying but it entangled into mind thinking about it all the time. Eating food one time is okay, but thinking 24 hours about food is िासना, same thing about Sex too.
  7. It sucks your potential into some small limitations, and leaves you empty afterwards. It is also called addictions. There is no end to Addictions.
  8. You have had an experience that by eating Ice-cream you had bliss, now; have the bliss without Ice-cream and you will notice you have become empty.
  9. When you go to bed don’t go like “somebody” or “I am something”. Go like a “glow of candle”, “a glow of light”, like “I am nothing”.
  10. Whatever you HATE you will become that. Drop all your hates now. A rat hates cat and it born as a cat. A cat hates dog and it born as a dog. This is a place to be in love and in joy. What is there in life, throw all your anger out. Just love. Just love. Just love. Live as though you are nobody. And you will see that bliss that comes out of it won’t be comparable to any other joy.
  11. The “Union of self” is 1000 times the “Joy of relationship/sex”.
  12. Janaka says, doing all these things has made me tired; now I am at rest. I have no interest in doing these things any more. I am not the doer.
  13. In a silence even thought is a weight.
  14. Don’t go on wasting your energy and time in talking, be in silence, thousand words cannot employ and glance a look from your eye and thus thousand looks cannot convey one silence.
  15. Weigh your words before you speak them out, they are pearls of your life, don’t throw them.
  16. You are meditating and somebody drops a plate or suddenly dog starts barking. It is enough to agitate you for another two days.
  17. Janaka says now even “craving for god” has disappeared from my mind. I am now at complete rest.
  18. A true devotee also never bothers whether “god comes or not”. He will say “Let thy will be then”. “I leave it up to you when you want to come do come, but I am ready, I have cleaned my home, I am set, I have made all preparations, you can come this very moment or you can come after thousand years, as per your wish”
  19. Janaka is now opening up petal by petal. He says: I am totally at rest; I am not even in search of enlightenment now.

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