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 11.2

ईश्वरः सर्वनिर्माता नेहान्य इति निश्चयी ।
अन्तर्गलितसर्वाशः शान्तः क्वापि न सज्जते ॥ २ ॥

īśvaraḥ sarvanirmātā nehānya iti niścayī |
antargalitasarvāśaḥ śāntaḥ kvāpi na sajjate || 2 ||

At peace, having shed all desires within, and realising that nothing exists here but the Lord, the Creator of all things, one is no longer attached to anything.

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

Ishvara, Sarva, Nirmata, Anya, Iti, Nishcayin, Antar, Galita, Saru, Ashas, Asha, Shanta, Kva, Api, Sajjata, Sajjat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 11.2). 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: “īśvaraḥ sarvanirmātā nehānya iti niścayī
  • īśvaraḥ -
  • īśvara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • sarva -
  • sarva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sarva (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • nirmātā* -
  • nirmāta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    nirmātā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • nehā -
  • nah (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • ānya* -
  • an -> ānya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √an]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • niścayī -
  • niścayin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “antargalitasarvāśaḥ śāntaḥ kvāpi na sajjate
  • antar -
  • antar (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    antar (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • galita -
  • galita (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    galita (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sarvā -
  • saru (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    saru (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    saru (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [instrumental single]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sarva (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    sarvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • āśaḥ -
  • āśas (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āśa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • śāntaḥ -
  • śānta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    śam -> śānta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śam class 4 verb], [nominative single from √śam class 9 verb]
  • kvā -
  • ku (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    kva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    ku (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [instrumental single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
  • āpi -
  • āpi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    āpi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    āpi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    āpī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    āpī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    āpī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sajjate -
  • sajjatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    sajj -> sajjat (participle, masculine)
    [dative single from √sajj class 1 verb]
    sajj -> sajjat (participle, neuter)
    [dative single from √sajj class 1 verb]
    sajj (verb class 1)
    [present middle third single]
    sañj (verb class 1)
    [present passive third single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Ashtavakra Gita Verse 11.2

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Cover of edition (2013)

Ashtavakra Gita
by Kaka Hariom (2013)

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