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 18.41

क्व निरोधो विमूढस्य यो निर्बन्धं करोति वै ।
स्वारामस्यैव धीरस्य सर्वदाऽसावकृत्रिमः ॥ ४१ ॥

kva nirodho vimūḍhasya yo nirbandhaṃ karoti vai |
svārāmasyaiva dhīrasya sarvadā'sāvakṛtrimaḥ || 41 ||

How can there be cessation of thought for the misguided who is striving for it. Yet it is there always naturally for the wise man delighted in himself.

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

Kva, Nirodha, Vimudha, Yah, Nirbandha, Karoti, Svarama, Dhira, Asi, Asu, Adah, Akritrima,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 18.41). 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: “kva nirodho vimūḍhasya yo nirbandhaṃ karoti vai
  • kva -
  • kva (indeclinable)
  • nirodho* -
  • nirodha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vimūḍhasya -
  • vimūḍha (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    vimūḍha (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • yo* -
  • yaḥ (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nirbandham -
  • nirbandha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • karoti -
  • karoti (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    karoti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    karoti (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    kṛ (verb class 8)
    [present active third single]
  • vai -
  • (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single], [imperative middle first single]
  • Line 2: “svārāmasyaiva dhīrasya sarvadā'sāvakṛtrimaḥ
  • svārāmasyai -
  • svārāma (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    svārāma (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • dhīrasya -
  • dhīra (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    dhīra (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • sarvadā' -
  • asāva -
  • asi (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    asi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    asu (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    adaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    adaḥ (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [imperative active first dual]
    (verb class 4)
    [aorist active first dual]
  • akṛtrimaḥ -
  • akṛtrima (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Ashtavakra Gita Verse 18.41

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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