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 17.20

मनःप्रकाशसंमोहस्वप्नजाड्यविवर्जितः ।
दशां कामपि संप्राप्तो भवेद्गलितमानसः ॥ २० ॥

manaḥprakāśasaṃmohasvapnajāḍyavivarjitaḥ |
daśāṃ kāmapi saṃprāpto bhavedgalitamānasaḥ || 20 ||

He whose thinking mind is dissolved achieves the indescribable state and is free from the mental display of delusion, dream and ignorance.

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

Mana, Manas, Prakasha, Moha, Svapnaj, Svapnaja, Vivarjita, Dasha, Kam, Api, Samprapta, Galita, Anasa,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 17.20). 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: “manaḥprakāśasaṃmohasvapnajāḍyavivarjitaḥ
  • manaḥ -
  • manas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    mana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • prakāśa -
  • prakāśa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prakāśa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • saṃ -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • moha -
  • moha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • svapnajā -
  • svapnaja (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    svapnaja (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    svapnaj (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    svapnaj (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    svapnajā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aḍya -
  • aḍ -> aḍya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √aḍ]
  • vivarjitaḥ -
  • vivarjita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “daśāṃ kāmapi saṃprāpto bhavedgalitamānasaḥ
  • daśām -
  • daśā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • kām -
  • kām (indeclinable)
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • samprāpto* -
  • samprāpta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhaved -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [optative active third single]
  • galitam -
  • galita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    galita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    galitā (noun, feminine)
  • ānasaḥ -
  • ānasa (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 17.20

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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