Ashtavakra Gita – Chapter 5

Ashtavakra Gita – Chapter 5

Ashtavakra Gita - Chapter 5
Ashtavakra Gita – Chapter 5

Ashtavakra

You are not bound by anything. What does a pure person like you need to renounce? Putting the complex organism to rest, you can go to your rest. 5.1

All this arises out of you, like a bubble out of the sea. Knowing yourself like this to be but one, you can go to your rest. 5.2

In spite of being in front of your eyes, all this, being insubstantial, does not exist in you, spotless as you are. It is an appearance like the snake in a rope, so you can go to your rest. 5.3

Equal in pain and in pleasure, equal in hope and in disappointment, equal in life and in death, and complete as you are, you can go to your rest. 5.4

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Ashtavakra Gita - Chapter 5
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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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