Ashtavakra Gita

A Quote by Ashtavakra Gita on self, awareness, and senses

The Self 
O Master, Tell me how to find Detachment, wisdom, and freedom! 
Child, If you wish to be free, Shun the poison of the senses. 
Seek the nectar of truth, Of love and forgiveness, Simplicity and happiness. 
Earth, fire and water, The wid and the sky-- You are none of these. 
If you wish to be free, Know you are the Self, The witness of all these, The heart of awareness. 
Set your body aside Sit in your own awareness. 
You will at once be happy, Forever still, Forever free. 
(and so on.) Ashtavakra Gita Translation: The Heart of Awareness, Thomas Byrom 
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Ashtavakra Gita

Source: Ashtavakra Gita Translation: The Heart of Awareness, Thomas Byrom

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A Quote by Ashtavakra Gita on stillness and selfishness

Even when he is still,
The selfish man is busy.

Even when he is busy,
The selfless man is still.

Ashtavakra Gita

Source: The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita, Pages: 56 ch18 The Master vs29

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A Quote by Ashtavakra Gita on life and the self

What is yesterday, tomorrow, or today? What is space, or eternity? I sit in my own radiance. What is the self, or the not-self? What is thinking, or not thinking? What is good or evil? I sit in my own splendor.

Ashtavakra Gita

Source: The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita, Pages: 19:3-4

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