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 1.16

त्वया व्याप्तमिदं विश्वं त्वयि प्रोतं यथार्थतः ।
शुद्धबुद्धस्वरूपस्त्वं मा गमः क्षुद्रचित्तताम् ॥ १६ ॥

tvayā vyāptamidaṃ viśvaṃ tvayi protaṃ yathārthataḥ |
śuddhabuddhasvarūpastvaṃ mā gamaḥ kṣudracittatām || 16 ||

All of this is really filled by you and strung out in you, for what you consist of is pure awareness - so don't be small minded.

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 (1.16). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tva, Yushmad, Vyapta, Idam, Vishva, Prota, Yatharthatah, Shuddha, Buddha, Svarupa, Mas, Gama, Kshudra, Citta,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 1.16). 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: “tvayā vyāptamidaṃ viśvaṃ tvayi protaṃ yathārthataḥ
  • tvayā -
  • tvā (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [instrumental single]
  • vyāptam -
  • vyāpta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vyāpta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vyāptā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • idam -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • viśvam -
  • viśva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    viśva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • tvayi -
  • yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [locative single]
  • protam -
  • prota (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    prota (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    protā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • yathārthataḥ -
  • yathārthataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • Line 2: “śuddhabuddhasvarūpastvaṃ gamaḥ kṣudracittatām
  • śuddha -
  • śuddha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śuddha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śudh -> śuddha (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √śudh class 1 verb], [vocative single from √śudh class 4 verb]
    śudh -> śuddha (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √śudh class 1 verb], [vocative single from √śudh class 4 verb]
  • buddha -
  • buddha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    buddha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • svarūpas -
  • svarūpa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tvam -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • mā* -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    mās (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • gamaḥ -
  • gama (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    gam (verb class 1)
    [injunctive active second single]
    gam (verb class 2)
    [injunctive active second single]
    gam (verb class 3)
    [injunctive active second single]
  • kṣudra -
  • kṣudra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṣudra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • citta -
  • citta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    citta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    cit (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second plural]
  • tām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Ashtavakra Gita Verse 1.16

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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