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 15.8

श्रद्धत्स्व तात श्रद्धत्स्व नात्र मोहं कुरुष्व भोः ।
ज्ञानस्वरूपो भगवानात्मा त्वं प्रकृतेः परः ॥ ८ ॥

śraddhatsva tāta śraddhatsva nātra mohaṃ kuruṣva bhoḥ |
jñānasvarūpo bhagavānātmā tvaṃ prakṛteḥ paraḥ || 8 ||

Have faith, my son, have faith. Don't let yourself be deluded in this, sir. You are yourself the Lord, whose property is knowledge, and are beyond natural causation.

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

Tata, Moha, Bha, Bhu, Jnana, Svarupa, Bhagavat, Atman, Atma, Tva, Yushmad, Prakriti, Parah, Para,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

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  • Line 1: “śraddhatsva tāta śraddhatsva nātra mohaṃ kuruṣva bhoḥ
  • Cannot analyse śraddhatsva*tā
  • tāta -
  • tāta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Cannot analyse śraddhatsva*nā
  • nāt -
  • na (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • ra -
  • ra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • moham -
  • moha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    mohā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • kuruṣva -
  • kṛ (verb class 8)
    [imperative middle second single]
  • bhoḥ -
  • bhā (noun, masculine)
    [genitive dual], [locative dual]
    bhu (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    bhu (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “jñānasvarūpo bhagavānātmā tvaṃ prakṛteḥ paraḥ
  • jñāna -
  • jñāna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • svarūpo* -
  • svarūpa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhagavān -
  • bhagavat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ātmā -
  • ātman (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    ātmā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • tvam -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • prakṛteḥ -
  • prakṛti (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • paraḥ -
  • paraḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    para (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 15.8

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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