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 10.6

राज्यं सुताः कलत्राणि शरीराणि सुखानि च ।
संसक्तस्यापि नष्टानि तव जन्मनि जन्मनि ॥ ६ ॥

rājyaṃ sutāḥ kalatrāṇi śarīrāṇi sukhāni ca |
saṃsaktasyāpi naṣṭāni tava janmani janmani || 6 ||

Kingdoms, children, wives, bodies, pleasures - these have all been lost to you life after life, attached to them though you were.

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

Rajya, Suta, Kalatra, Sharira, Sukha, Samsakta, Api, Nashta, Yushmad, Janman,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 10.6). 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: “rājyaṃ sutāḥ kalatrāṇi śarīrāṇi sukhāni ca
  • rājyam -
  • rājya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    rājya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    rājyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    rāj -> rājya (participle, masculine)
    [adverb from √rāj]
    rāj -> rājya (participle, neuter)
    [adverb from √rāj]
    rāj -> rājyā (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √rāj]
    rāj -> rājya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √rāj class 1 verb], [accusative single from √rāj]
    rāj -> rājya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √rāj class 1 verb], [accusative single from √rāj class 1 verb], [nominative single from √rāj], [accusative single from √rāj]
  • sutāḥ -
  • suta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    sutā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    su -> suta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √su class 5 verb], [vocative plural from √su class 5 verb]
    su -> sutā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √su class 5 verb], [vocative plural from √su class 5 verb], [accusative plural from √su class 5 verb]
    -> suta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √ class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √ class 6 verb]
    -> sutā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √ class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √ class 6 verb], [accusative plural from √ class 6 verb]
    -> suta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √ class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √ class 2 verb]
    -> sutā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √ class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √ class 2 verb], [accusative plural from √ class 2 verb]
  • kalatrāṇi -
  • kalatra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • śarīrāṇi -
  • śarīra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • sukhāni -
  • sukha (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “saṃsaktasyāpi naṣṭāni tava janmani janmani
  • saṃsaktasyā -
  • saṃsakta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    saṃsakta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • naṣṭāni -
  • naṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    naś -> naṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √naś class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √naś class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √naś class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √naś class 4 verb], [vocative plural from √naś class 4 verb], [accusative plural from √naś class 4 verb]
    naś -> naṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √naś class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √naś class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √naś class 1 verb]
  • tava -
  • yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
  • janmani -
  • janman (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • janmani -
  • janman (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Ashtavakra Gita Verse 10.6

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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