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 16.11

हरो यद्युपदेष्टा ते हरिः कमलजोऽपि वा ।
तथापि न तव स्वास्थ्यं सर्वविस्मरणादृते ॥ ११ ॥

haro yadyupadeṣṭā te hariḥ kamalajo'pi vā |
tathāpi na tava svāsthyaṃ sarvavismaraṇādṛte || 11 ||

If even Shiva, Vishnu or the lotus-born Brahma were your instructor, until you have forgotten everything you cannot be established within.

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

Hara, Haras, Yadi, Yad, Upadeshtri, Tad, Yushmad, Hari, Kamalaja, Api, Tatha, Svasthya, Sarva, Vismarana, Rite, Rita, Riti,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 16.11). 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: “haro yadyupadeṣṭā te hariḥ kamalajo'pi
  • haro* -
  • haras (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    hara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • yadyu -
  • yadi (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    yadi (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yadi (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • upadeṣṭā -
  • upadeṣṭṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • hariḥ -
  • hari (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    hari (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • kamalajo' -
  • kamalaja (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • Line 2: “tathāpi na tava svāsthyaṃ sarvavismaraṇādṛte
  • tathā -
  • tathā (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tatha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tatha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tava -
  • yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
  • svāsthyam -
  • svāsthya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sarva -
  • sarva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sarva (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • vismaraṇād -
  • vismaraṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • ṛte -
  • ṛte (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ṛte (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    ṛta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ṛta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    ṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ṛti (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    ṛti (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]

Other print editions:

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Cover of edition (2016)

Astavakra (Ashtavakra) Gita
by Swami Chinmayananda (2016)

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Cover of edition (2013)

Ashtavakra Gita
by Kaka Hariom (2013)

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