Ashtavakra Gita – Chapter 4

Ashtavakra Gita – Chapter 4

Ashtavakra Gita - Chapter 4
Ashtavakra Gita – Chapter 4

Ashtavakra

Certainly the wise person of self-knowledge, playing the game of worldly enjoyment, bears no resemblance whatever to the world’s bewildered beasts of burden. 4.1

Truly the yogi feels no excitement even at being established in that state which all the Devas from Indra down yearn for disconsolately. 4.2

He who has known That is untouched within by good deeds or bad, just as the sky is not touched by smoke, however much it may appear to be. 4.3

Who can prevent the great-souled person who has known this whole world as himself from living as he pleases? 4.4

Of all four categories of beings, from Brahma down to the last clump of grass, only the man of knowledge is capable of eliminating desire and aversion. 4.5

Rare is the man who knows himself as the undivided Lord of the world, and no fear occurs to him who knows this from anything. 4.6

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