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 18.48

वस्तुश्रवणमात्रेण शुद्धबुद्धिर्निराकुलः ।
नैवाचारमनाचारमौदास्यं वा प्रपश्यति ॥ ४८ ॥

vastuśravaṇamātreṇa śuddhabuddhirnirākulaḥ |
naivācāramanācāramaudāsyaṃ vā prapaśyati || 48 ||

He whose mind is pure and undistracted from the simple hearing of the Truth sees neither something to do nor something to avoid nor a cause for indifference.

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

Vastu, Shravana, Atra, Shuddhabuddhi, Nirakula, Naiva, Acara, Anacara, Audasya, Prapashyat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ashtavakra Gita Verse 18.48). 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: “vastuśravaṇamātreṇa śuddhabuddhirnirākulaḥ
  • vastu -
  • vastu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    vastu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • śravaṇam -
  • śravaṇā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    śravaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śravaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ātreṇa -
  • ātra (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • śuddhabuddhir -
  • śuddhabuddhi (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    śuddhabuddhi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • nirākulaḥ -
  • nirākula (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “naivācāramanācāramaudāsyaṃ prapaśyati
  • naivā -
  • naiva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • acāram -
  • acāra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    acāra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    acārā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • anācāram -
  • anācāra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    anācāra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    anācārā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • audāsyam -
  • audāsya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • prapaśyati -
  • prapaśyat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    prapaśyat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Ashtavakra Gita Verse 18.48

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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