Ashtavakra Gita – Chapter 14

Ashtavakra Gita – Chapter 14

Ashtavakra Gita - Chapter 14
Ashtavakra Gita – Chapter 14

Janaka

He who by nature is empty minded, and who thinks of things only unintentionally, is freed from deliberate remembering like one awakened from a dream. 14.1

When my desire has been eliminated, I have no wealth, friends, robber senses, scriptures or knowledge? 14.2

Realising my supreme self-nature in the Person of the Witness, the Lord, and the state of desirelessness in bondage or liberation, I feel no inclination for liberation. 14.3

The various states of one who is empty of uncertainty within, and who outwardly wanders about as he pleases like a madman, can only be known by someone in the same condition. 14.4

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Ashtavakra Gita - Chapter 14
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The Ashtavakra Gita, or the Ashtavakra Samhita as it is sometimes called, is a very ancient Sanskrit text. Nothing seems to be known about the author, though tradition ascribes it to the Sage Ashtavakra - hence the name.
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