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 18.47

न मुक्तिकारिकां धत्ते निःशङ्को युक्तमानसः ।
पश्यञ्छृण्वन्स्पृशञ्जिघ्रन्नश्नन्नास्ते यथासुखम् ॥ ४७ ॥

na muktikārikāṃ dhatte niḥśaṅko yuktamānasaḥ |
paśyañchṛṇvanspṛśañjighrannaśnannāste yathāsukham || 47 ||

The man who is free from doubts and whose mind is free does not bother about means of liberation. Whether seeing, hearing, feeling smelling or tasting, he lives at ease.

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

Muktika, Ari, Arin, Kam, Nihshanka, Yuktam, Yukta, Anasa, Yathasukha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 18.47). 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: “na muktikārikāṃ dhatte niḥśaṅko yuktamānasaḥ
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • muktikā -
  • muktikā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ari -
  • ari (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ari (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ari (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    arin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • kām -
  • kām (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • dhatte -
  • dhā (verb class 3)
    [present middle third single]
  • niḥśaṅko* -
  • niḥśaṅka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • yuktam -
  • yuktam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yukta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    yukta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    yuktā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    yuj -> yukta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √yuj class 7 verb]
    yuj -> yukta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √yuj class 7 verb], [accusative single from √yuj class 7 verb]
  • ānasaḥ -
  • ānasa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “paśyañchṛṇvanspṛśañjighrannaśnannāste yathāsukham
  • Cannot analyse paśyañchṛṇvanspṛśañjighrannaśnannāste*ya
  • yathāsukham -
  • yathāsukha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Ashtavakra Gita Verse 18.47

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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