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 12.3

समाध्यासादिविक्षिप्तौ व्यवहारः समाधये ।
एवं विलोक्य नियममेवमेवाहमास्थितः ॥ ३ ॥

samādhyāsādivikṣiptau vyavahāraḥ samādhaye |
evaṃ vilokya niyamamevamevāhamāsthitaḥ || 3 ||

Owing to the distraction of such things as wrong identification, one is driven to strive for mental stillness. Recognising this pattern I am now established.

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

Samadha, Samadhi, Samadhin, Div, Divi, Kshipta, Kshipti, Vyavahara, Evam, Eva, Vilokya, Niyama, Hama, Asthita,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 12.3). 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: “samādhyāsādivikṣiptau vyavahāraḥ samādhaye
  • samādhyā -
  • samādhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    samādhin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single]
    samādhin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    samādhā (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • āsā -
  • ās (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • divi -
  • divi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    divī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    div (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • kṣiptau -
  • kṣipta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    kṣipti (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    kṣip -> kṣipta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative dual from √kṣip class 4 verb], [vocative dual from √kṣip class 4 verb], [accusative dual from √kṣip class 4 verb], [nominative dual from √kṣip class 6 verb], [vocative dual from √kṣip class 6 verb], [accusative dual from √kṣip class 6 verb]
  • vyavahāraḥ -
  • vyavahāra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • samādhaye -
  • samādhi (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
  • Line 2: “evaṃ vilokya niyamamevamevāhamāsthitaḥ
  • evam -
  • evam (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    evam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    evā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • vilokya -
  • vilokya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vilokya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • niyamam -
  • niyama (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • evam -
  • evam (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    evam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    evā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • evā -
  • evā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • hamā -
  • hama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • asthitaḥ -
  • asthita (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 12.3

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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