Ashtavakra Gita

Ashtavakra Gita

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Book Specification

Item Code: IDI854
Publisher: Sri Ramanasramam, Tamil Nadu
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 9788188018574
Pages: 297 (Color Illus: 1)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 6.2" X 4.0
Weight 250 gm

Book Description

Publisher's Note

Ashtavakra Gita is a very valuable work containing the highest Advaitic teaching imparted by Sage Ashtavakra to King Janaka, by means of a conversation. Being a ripe soul King Janaka became Self-realised by following the teaching of Ashtavakra.

An edition (with limited circulation) carrying the Kannada transliteration of Ashtavakra Gita along with the English translation of Swamy Nityaswarupananda of Ramakrishna Mission was published by the Mysore. Palace. A copy was presented to Sri Bhagavan by the Maharaja of Mysore in 1932.

The speciality of the copy presented to Sri Bhagavan is that he (Bhagavan) has copied the original Sanskrit text in his own hand in the free space above the Kanada version. Sri Bhagavan ha also written the caption 'Maharaja of Mysore' below the picture of the Maharaja.

This has been carefully preserved at the Ashram Archives.

The Ashtavakra Gita was always commended by Sri Bhagavan for study by seekers. For this reason as well as the weightier one that the book carries the personal touch of Sri Bhagavan a facsimile is brought out as a special edition by the Ashram on this sacred day, the 121st Jayanti of Sri Bhagavan.

Ch. No. Of Verses. Page
I 20 How to Attain Knowledge (Jnana)? 1
II 25 State of Realisation 21
III 14 Seeker's Steps. 46
IV 6 Seeker's Experience 60
V 4 Nature of the Universe 66
VI 4 What is Real Knowledge 70
VII 5 Practical Life and Knowledge 74
VIII 4 Ignorance and Knowledge 79
IX 8 Seeker and World 83
X 8 Peace (Rest) 91
XI 8 Wisdom in Life 99
XII 8 Steps Leading to Wisdom 107
XIII 7 Bliss 115
XIV 4 Bliss Tested 122
XV 20 Self-Realisation 126
XVI 11 Special Instruction 146
XVII 20 Knower of Truth 157
XVIII 100 Perfection 177
XIX 8 Seeking rest in Atman 277
XX 14 Realisation and Last Stage of Life 285

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