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 15.6

सर्वभूतेषु चात्मानं सर्वभूतानि चात्मनि ।
विज्ञाय निरहंकारो निर्ममस्त्वं सुखी भव ॥ ६ ॥

sarvabhūteṣu cātmānaṃ sarvabhūtāni cātmani |
vijñāya nirahaṃkāro nirmamastvaṃ sukhī bhava || 6 ||

Recognising oneself in all beings, and all beings in oneself, be happy, free from the sense of responsibility and free from preoccupation with “me”.

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

Sarvabhuta, Mana, Mani, Vijna, Vijnaya, Nirahankara, Nirmama, Tva, Yushmad, Sukhi, Sukhin, Bhava,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 15.6). 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: “sarvabhūteṣu cātmānaṃ sarvabhūtāni cātmani
  • sarvabhūteṣu -
  • sarvabhūta (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
    sarvabhūta (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • cāt -
  • ca (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • mānam -
  • māna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    māna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    man -> māna (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √man class 4 verb], [accusative single from √man class 8 verb]
    man -> māna (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √man class 4 verb], [accusative single from √man class 4 verb], [nominative single from √man class 8 verb], [accusative single from √man class 8 verb]
  • sarvabhūtāni -
  • sarvabhūta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • cāt -
  • ca (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • mani -
  • manī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    manī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    manī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “vijñāya nirahaṃkāro nirmamastvaṃ sukhī bhava
  • vijñāya -
  • vijñāya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vijñāya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vijña (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    vijña (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • nirahaṅkāro* -
  • nirahaṅkāra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nirmamas -
  • nirmama (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tvam -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • sukhī -
  • sukhī (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    sukhī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    sukhin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhava -
  • bhava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhava (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Ashtavakra Gita Verse 15.6

Cover of edition (1994)

Ashtavakra Gita (song of Ashtavakra)
by John Richards (1994)

Or the Song of Ashtavakra, Ashtavakra Samhita

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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