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 7.2

मय्यनन्तमहाम्भोधौ जगद्वीचिः स्वभावतः ।
उदेतु वास्तमायातु न मे वृद्धिर्न च क्षतिः ॥ २ ॥

mayyanantamahāmbhodhau jagadvīciḥ svabhāvataḥ |
udetu vāstamāyātu na me vṛddhirna ca kṣatiḥ || 2 ||

Let the world wave rise or vanish of its own nature in the infinite ocean of myself. There is no increase or diminution to me from it.

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

Mayi, Asmad, Ananta, Bha, Bhu, Jagat, Vici, Svabhavatah, Svabhavata, Uda, Var, Tama, Vriddhi, Kshati,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 7.2). 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: “mayyanantamahāmbhodhau jagadvīciḥ svabhāvataḥ
  • mayya -
  • mayī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    may -> mayya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √may]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [locative single]
  • anantam -
  • ananta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ananta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    anantā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ahām -
  • (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active first single], [aorist active first single]
    (verb class 3)
    [aorist active first single]
  • bho -
  • bha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    bhā (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    bhu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    bhu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • udhau -
  • jagad -
  • jagat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    jagat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • vīciḥ -
  • vīci (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • svabhāvataḥ -
  • svabhāvataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    svabhāvata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “udetu vāstamāyātu na me vṛddhirna ca kṣatiḥ
  • ude -
  • uda (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    ud (verb class 6)
    [present middle first single]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • vās -
  • vār (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    vār (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    va (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • tamāyā -
  • tama (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    tama (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • ātu -
  • ātu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • me -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ma (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • vṛddhir -
  • vṛddhi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    vṛddhi (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kṣatiḥ -
  • kṣati (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

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Cover of edition (2013)

Ashtavakra Gita
by Kaka Hariom (2013)

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