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Avadhuta Gita
« on: July 19, 2008, 11:52:04 AM »
Avadhuta Gita, whose author is unknown, is an experiential
poetic description of Avadhuta on the Self.  It is of 270 verses.
The English translation is available from Ramakrishna Math,
written by Swami Ashokananda, who was in charge of Vedanta
Society of Northern California from 1932.  A sample,

" You are not born nor do you die.  At no time, do you have a body.
The Scriptures declare in many different ways the well known dictum
"All is Brahman."

"Sages say that Reality is one only and the same. And through
renunciation of attachment, the mind, which is one and many,
ceases to exist."

"In the Guru, you should not even consider the quality of
schloarship.  A worthy person should recognize only the essence.
Does not a boat made of old wood, though devoid of beauty and
a nice vermillon paint, nevertheless, ferry the passengers?"

Arunachala Siva.