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 9.7

पश्य भूतविकारांस्त्वं भूतमात्रान्यथार्थतः ।
तत्क्षणाद्बन्धनिर्मुक्तः स्वरूपस्थो भविष्यसि ॥ ७ ॥

paśya bhūtavikārāṃstvaṃ bhūtamātrānyathārthataḥ |
tatkṣaṇādbandhanirmuktaḥ svarūpastho bhaviṣyasi || 7 ||

If you would just see the transformations of the elements as nothing more than the elements, then you would immediately be freed from all bonds and established in your own nature.

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

Pashya, Bhuta, Vikara, Tva, Yushmad, Bhutamatri, Bhutamatra, Anyatha, Arthatah, Tatkshana, Bandha, Nirmukta, Svarupa, Tha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 9.7). 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: “paśya bhūtavikārāṃstvaṃ bhūtamātrānyathārthataḥ
  • paśya -
  • paśya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    paśya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    paś -> paśya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √paś class 10 verb]
    paś -> paśya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √paś class 10 verb]
  • bhūta -
  • bhūta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhūta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [injunctive active second plural]
  • vikārāṃs -
  • vikāra (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • tvam -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • bhūtamātrā -
  • bhūtamātra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhūtamātṛ (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    bhūtamātrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • anyathā -
  • anyathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    anyathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • arthataḥ -
  • arthataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    arth (verb class 1)
    [present active third dual]
  • Line 2: “tatkṣaṇādbandhanirmuktaḥ svarūpastho bhaviṣyasi
  • tatkṣaṇād -
  • tatkṣaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • bandha -
  • bandha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bandh (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • nirmuktaḥ -
  • nirmukta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • svarūpas -
  • svarūpa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tho* -
  • tha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhaviṣyasi -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [future 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 9.7

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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