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Ashtavakra Gita Quotes

Unmoved and undistressed, realizing now that being, non-being and transformation are of the very nature of things, one easily finds peace.

At peace, having shed all desires within, and realizing that nothing exists here but the Lord, the Creator of all things, one is no longer attached to anything.

Realizing that misfortune and fortune come in their turn from fate, one is contented, one's senses under control, and one does not like or dislike.

Realizing that pleasure and pain, birth and death are from fate, and that one's desires cannot be achieved, one remains inactive, and even when acting does not get attached. Realizing that suffering arises from nothing other than thinking, dropping all desires one rids oneself of it, and is happy and at peace everywhere.

Realizing `I am not the body, nor is the body mine; I am awareness,' one attains the supreme state and no longer fritters over things done or undone.

Realizing, `It is just me, from Brahma down to the last blade of grass,' one becomes free from uncertainty, pure, at peace and unconcerned about what has been attained or not.

Realizing that all this varied and wonderful world is nothing, one becomes pure receptivity, free from inclinations, and as if nothing existed, one finds peace.

Ashtavakra Gita