Ashtavakra Gita [sanskrit]

by John Richards | 1994 | 2,996 words

Ashtavakra Gita is a Sanskrit text belonging to the Advaita Vedanta school of orthodox Indian philosophy, instructing the reader in some of the core concepts. Traditionally believed to be authored by sage Ashtavakra, it is presented in the form of a dialogue between him and Janaka, king of Mithila. Alternative titles: अष्टावक्रगीता, Aṣṭāvakragītā, Astavakragita, अष्टावक्र-गीता, Aṣṭāvakra-gītā.

Verse 1.9

एको विशुद्धबोधोऽहमिति निश्चयवह्निना ।
प्रज्वाल्याज्ञानगहनं वीतशोकः सुखी भव ॥ ९ ॥

eko viśuddhabodho'hamiti niścayavahninā |
prajvālyājñānagahanaṃ vītaśokaḥ sukhī bhava || 9 ||

Burn down the forest of ignorance with the fire of the understanding that “I am the one pure awareness”, and be happy and free from distress.

English translation by John Richards (1994) Read online

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (1.9). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Eka, Vishuddha, Bodha, Aha, Asmad, Iti, Nishcaya, Vahni, Pra, Jvalin, Jvalya, Ajnana, Gahana, Vitashoka, Sukhi, Sukhin, Bhava,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 1.9). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “eko viśuddhabodho'hamiti niścayavahninā
  • eko* -
  • eka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • viśuddha -
  • viśuddha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    viśuddha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bodho' -
  • bodha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • niścaya -
  • niścaya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vahninā -
  • vahni (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • Line 2: “prajvālyājñānagahanaṃ vītaśokaḥ sukhī bhava
  • pra -
  • pra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jvālyā -
  • jvālin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single]
    jvālin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    jval -> jvālya (participle, masculine)
    [compound from √jval]
    jval -> jvālya (participle, neuter)
    [compound from √jval]
    jval -> jvālya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √jval class 1 verb], [vocative single from √jval]
    jval -> jvālya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √jval class 1 verb], [vocative single from √jval]
    jval -> jvālyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √jval class 1 verb], [nominative single from √jval]
  • ājñāna -
  • ājñāna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gahanam -
  • gahana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gahana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    gahanā (noun, feminine)
  • vītaśokaḥ -
  • vītaśoka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • sukhī -
  • sukhī (noun, masculine)
    sukhī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    sukhin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhava -
  • bhava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhava (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Ashtavakra Gita Verse 1.9

Cover of edition (2016)

Astavakra (Ashtavakra) Gita
by Swami Chinmayananda (2016)

Sanskrit Text, Transliteration, Word-to-Word Meaning, Translation and Detailed Commentary

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Cover of edition (2013)

Ashtavakra Gita
by Kaka Hariom (2013)

Word-to-Word Meaning with Hindi Translation

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