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 10.2

स्वप्नेन्द्रजालवत्पश्य दिनानि त्रीणि पञ्च वा ।
मित्रक्षेत्रधनागारदारदायादिसंपदः ॥ २ ॥

svapnendrajālavatpaśya dināni trīṇi pañca vā |
mitrakṣetradhanāgāradāradāyādisaṃpadaḥ || 2 ||

Look on such things as friends, land, money, property, wife, and bequests as nothing but a dream or a three or five-day conjuror's show.

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

Svapna, Indra, Jalavat, Pashya, Dina, Panca, Mitra, Kshetra, Dhana, Agara, Darada, Sampad, Sampada,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 10.2). 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: “svapnendrajālavatpaśya dināni trīṇi pañca
  • svapne -
  • svapna (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    svapna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    svapnā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • indra -
  • indra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jālavat -
  • jālavat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    jālavat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • 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]
  • dināni -
  • dina (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • Cannot analyse trīṇi*pa
  • pañca -
  • pañca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pañca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pañc (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • Line 2: “mitrakṣetradhanāgāradāradāyādisaṃpadaḥ
  • mitra -
  • mitra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    mitra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kṣetra -
  • kṣetra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dhanā -
  • dhana (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dhana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dhan (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • agāra -
  • agāra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dāradāyā -
  • dārada (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    dārada (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • adi -
  • ad (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ad (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • sampadaḥ -
  • sampad (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    sampada (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Ashtavakra Gita Verse 10.2

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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