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Nagaraj

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True Knower - Ashtavakra
« on: February 17, 2013, 04:22:52 PM »
अष्टावक्र उवाच -

तेन ज्ञानफलं प्राप्तं योगाभ्यासफलं तथा।
तृप्तः स्वच्छेन्द्रियो नित्यं एकाकी रमते तु यः॥१७- १॥

न कदाचिज्जगत्यस्मिन् तत्त्वज्ञा हन्त खिद्यति।
यत एकेन तेनेदं पूर्णं ब्रह्माण्डमण्डलम्॥१७- २॥

न जातु विषयाः केऽपि स्वारामं हर्षयन्त्यमी।
सल्लकीपल्लवप्रीतमिवेभं निंबपल्लवाः॥१७- ३॥

यस्तु भोगेषु भुक्तेषु न भवत्यधिवासिता।
अभुक्तेषु निराकांक्षी तदृशो भवदुर्लभः॥१७- ४॥

बुभुक्षुरिह संसारे मुमुक्षुरपि दृश्यते।
भोगमोक्षनिराकांक्षी विरलो हि महाशयः॥१७- ५॥

धर्मार्थकाममोक्षेषु जीविते मरणे तथा।
कस्याप्युदारचित्तस्य हेयोपादेयता न हि॥१७- ६॥

वांछा न विश्वविलये न द्वेषस्तस्य च स्थितौ।
यथा जीविकया तस्माद् धन्य आस्ते यथा सुखम्॥१७- ७॥

कृतार्थोऽनेन ज्ञानेनेत्येवं गलितधीः कृती।
पश्यन् शृण्वन् स्पृशन् जिघ्रन्न् अश्नन्नस्ते यथा सुखम्॥१७- ८॥

शून्या दृष्टिर्वृथा चेष्टा विकलानीन्द्रियाणि च।
न स्पृहा न विरक्तिर्वा क्षीणसंसारसागरे॥१७- ९॥

न जगर्ति न निद्राति नोन्मीलति न मीलति।
अहो परदशा क्वापि वर्तते मुक्तचेतसः॥१७- १०॥

सर्वत्र दृश्यते स्वस्थः सर्वत्र विमलाशयः।
समस्तवासना मुक्तो मुक्तः सर्वत्र राजते॥१७- ११॥

पश्यन् शृण्वन् स्पृशन् जिघ्रन्न् अश्नन् गृण्हन् वदन् व्रजन्।
ईहितानीहितैर्मुक्तो मुक्त एव महाशयः॥१७- १२॥

न निन्दति न च स्तौति न हृष्यति न कुप्यति।
न ददाति न गृण्हाति मुक्तः सर्वत्र नीरसः॥१७- १३॥

सानुरागां स्त्रियं दृष्ट्वा मृत्युं वा समुपस्थितं।
अविह्वलमनाः स्वस्थो मुक्त एव महाशयः॥१७- १४॥

सुखे दुःखे नरे नार्यां संपत्सु विपत्सु च।
विशेषो नैव धीरस्य सर्वत्र समदर्शिनः॥१७- १५॥

न हिंसा नैव कारुण्यं नौद्धत्यं न च दीनता।
नाश्चर्यं नैव च क्षोभः क्षीणसंसरणे नरे॥१७- १६॥

न मुक्तो विषयद्वेष्टा न वा विषयलोलुपः।
असंसक्तमना नित्यं प्राप्ताप्राप्तमुपाश्नुते॥१७- १७॥

समाधानसमाधानहिताहितविकल्पनाः।
शून्यचित्तो न जानाति कैवल्यमिव संस्थितः॥१७- १८॥

निर्ममो निरहंकारो न किंचिदिति निश्चितः।
अन्तर्गलितसर्वाशः कुर्वन्नपि करोति न॥१७- १९॥

मनःप्रकाशसंमोहस्वप्नजाड्यविवर्जितः।
दशां कामपि संप्राप्तो भवेद् गलितमानसः॥१७- २०॥


  Ashtavakra says:

He has attained the fruits of Knowledge and Yoga both, who is content,
is of purified senses, and always enjoys his solitude.॥1॥

The knower of truth is never troubled by anything in this world, for the
whole world is completely pervaded by that Brahma(Lord) alone.॥2॥

None of the senses can please a man, who is established in Self,
just as Neem leaves do not please the elephant that likes Sallaki leaves.॥3॥

Such man is rare who is not attached to the pleasures enjoyed, and
does not desire pleasures which are unattained.॥4॥

People desirous of worldly pleasures are seen and people desirous of
liberation are also seen in this world. But one who is indifferent to both
of these desires is really rare.॥5॥

Only few great souls are free from attachment and repulsion to
righteousness, wealth, desires, liberation, life and death
. ॥6॥

He neither desires end of this world, nor despise its continued existence.
He lives the life as it is, feeling content and grateful.॥7॥

Blessed by this knowledge, subsiding intelligence in Self, they stay content
even in seeing, hearing, touching and eating.॥8॥

Keeping their gaze unoccupied, having stilled the tendency of their senses,
they have no attachment or aversion for this feeble world.॥9॥

Aha! in that supreme state, where there is no wakening, no sleep, no
opening or closing of eyes, rarely someone with liberated
consciousness stays.॥10॥

Always established in self, with stainless intent everywhere, free from all
the desires, such a liberated man always shines.॥11॥

Even in, seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, eating, taking, speaking, walking,
desiring and not desiring such a great soul basically does nothing.॥12॥

He neither blames nor praises, he neither gives nor takes. Indifferent from
all these he is free in every way.॥13॥

One who remains unperturbed on seeing women with desire or death,
established in self, that noble man is liberated.॥14॥

For such a man with patience, pleasure and pain, men and women, success
and failure are alike. For him everything is equivalent.॥15॥

In a person free from attachment for this world, there is neither aggression
nor submissiveness, neither pride nor lowliness, neither surprise nor agitation
.॥16॥

Liberated man neither dislikes sense gratification nor likes them, hence he
remains unperturbed in their achievement and non-achievement.॥17॥

Beyond doubts and solutions, good and bad, a person with still mind,
remains established in self
.॥18॥

A man who is free from attachment, free of ego, with a definitive view of
non-existence of this visible world
, even while doing does not do anything.॥19॥

Having attained a state of mind which is devoid of delusion, dream and inertia
and full of light, one should discard all mental desires
.॥20॥

« Last Edit: February 17, 2013, 04:26:04 PM by Nagaraj »
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta