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 10.7

अलमर्थेन कामेन सुकृतेनापि कर्मणा ।
एभ्यः संसारकान्तारे न विश्रान्तमभून्मनः ॥ ७ ॥

alamarthena kāmena sukṛtenāpi karmaṇā |
ebhyaḥ saṃsārakāntāre na viśrāntamabhūnmanaḥ || 7 ||

Enough of wealth, sensuality and good deeds. In the forest of samsara the mind has never found satisfaction in these.

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

Alam, Ala, Artha, Kamena, Kama, Sukrita, Api, Karman, Idam, Samsarakantara, Vishranta, Mana, Manas,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 10.7). 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: “alamarthena kāmena sukṛtenāpi karmaṇā
  • alam -
  • alam (indeclinable)
    ala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • arthena -
  • artha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    artha (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • kāmena -
  • kāmena (indeclinable)
    kāma (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    kāma (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • sukṛtenā -
  • sukṛta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    sukṛta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • karmaṇā -
  • karman (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • Line 2: “ebhyaḥ saṃsārakāntāre na viśrāntamabhūnmanaḥ
  • ebhyaḥ -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [dative plural], [ablative plural]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [dative plural], [ablative plural]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [dative plural], [ablative plural]
    idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [dative plural], [ablative plural]
  • saṃsārakāntāre -
  • saṃsārakāntāra (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • viśrāntam -
  • viśrānta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    viśrānta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    viśrāntā (noun, feminine)
  • abhūn -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [aorist active third single]
  • manaḥ -
  • manas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    mana (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 10.7

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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