Ashtavakra Gita

Advaita Vedanta Scripture; Sanatana Dharma text

Ashtavakra Gita is a Hindu religious/philosophical text.



भावस्य भावकः कश्चिन् न किंचिद् भावकोपरः ।
उभयाभावकः कश्चिद् एवमेव निराकुलः ॥ १८- ४२॥

(taken from अष्टावक्र गीता)

Translation by Th. Byrom
One man believes in existence,
Another says, “There is nothing!”
Rare is the man who believes in neither.
He is free from confusion.

from The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita, by Thomas Byrom, 1990; Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston.

Translation by J. Richards
Some think that something exists, and others that nothing does. Rare is the man who does not think either, and is thereby free from distraction.

from Ashtavakra Gita: Chapter XVIII, translated by John Richards.

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