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 9.6

कृत्वा मूर्तिपरिज्ञानं चैतन्यस्य न किं गुरुः ।
निर्वेदसमतायुक्त्या यस्तारयति संसृतेः ॥ ६ ॥

kṛtvā mūrtiparijñānaṃ caitanyasya na kiṃ guruḥ |
nirvedasamatāyuktyā yastārayati saṃsṛteḥ || 6 ||

Is he not a guru who, endowed with dispassion and equanimity, achieves full knowledge of the nature of consciousness, and leads others out of samsara?

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

Kritva, Kritvan, Murtipa, Jnana, Caitanya, Kim, Guru, Nirveda, Samata, Samat, Ayukti, Yasta, Rayat, Samsriti,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 9.6). 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: “kṛtvā mūrtiparijñānaṃ caitanyasya na kiṃ guruḥ
  • kṛtvā -
  • kṛtvā (indeclinable)
    kṛ -> kṛtvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kṛtvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kṛtvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kṛtvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √kṛ]
    kṛtvan (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • mūrtipa -
  • mūrtipa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ri -
  • (noun, feminine)
    rai (noun, masculine)
  • jñānam -
  • jñāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    jñānā (noun, feminine)
  • caitanyasya -
  • caitanya (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    caitanya (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • guruḥ -
  • guru (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “nirvedasamatāyuktyā yastārayati saṃsṛteḥ
  • nirveda -
  • nirveda (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nirveda (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • samatā -
  • samatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    sam -> samat (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental single from √sam class 1 verb]
    sam -> samat (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental single from √sam class 1 verb]
    sam (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second plural]
  • ayuktyā* -
  • ayukti (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • yastā -
  • yastā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    yas -> yastā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √yas class 4 verb]
  • rayati -
  • ray -> rayat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √ray class 1 verb]
    ray -> rayat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √ray class 1 verb]
    ray (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • saṃsṛteḥ -
  • saṃsṛti (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Ashtavakra Gita Verse 9.6

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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