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 1.19

यथैवादर्शमध्यस्थे रूपेऽन्तः परितस्तु सः ।
तथैवाऽस्मिञ्छरीरेऽन्तः परितः परमेश्वरः ॥ १९ ॥

yathaivādarśamadhyasthe rūpe'ntaḥ paritastu saḥ |
tathaivā'smiñcharīre'ntaḥ paritaḥ parameśvaraḥ || 19 ||

Just as a mirror exists everywhere both within and apart from its reflected images, so the Supreme Lord exists everywhere within and apart from this body.

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

Yatha, Eva, Arsha, Adhyastha, Rupa, Anta, Paritah, Paritas, Sah, Tatha, Idam, Sharira, Parameshvara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 1.19). 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: “yathaivādarśamadhyasthe rūpe'ntaḥ paritastu saḥ
  • yathai -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • evād -
  • eva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • arśam -
  • arśa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • adhyasthe -
  • adhyastha (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • rūpe' -
  • rūpa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    rūpa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    rūpā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • antaḥ -
  • anta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • paritas -
  • paritaḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    paritas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • saḥ -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “tathaivā'smiñcharīre'ntaḥ paritaḥ parameśvaraḥ
  • tathai -
  • tathā (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tatha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tatha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • evā' -
  • asmiñch -
  • idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • śarīre' -
  • śarīra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • antaḥ -
  • anta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • paritaḥ -
  • paritaḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    paritas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • parameśvaraḥ -
  • parameśvara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Ashtavakra Gita Verse 1.19

Cover of edition (1994)

Ashtavakra Gita (song of Ashtavakra)
by John Richards (1994)

Or the Song of Ashtavakra, Ashtavakra Samhita

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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