Mahageeta Bhag 1 ~ 01

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महागीता, भाग एक ~ 01

event type discourse
date & time 11 Sep 1976 am
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona
language Hindi
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shorttitle MAHA0101
(Translated as in The Mahageeta, Vol 1 on CD-ROM)
The sutra
Janak asked:
"Oh lord, how does one attain wisdom? And how does liberation happen? And how is nonattachment attained? Please tell me this."
Ashtavakra replied:
"Oh beloved, if you want liberation then renounce the vishayas, the passions as visha, poison, and take forgiveness, innocence, compassion, contentment, and truth as nectar. You are neither earth, nor air, nor fire, nor water, nor ether. To attain liberation, know yourself as the witness, conscious of all these.
If you can separate yourself from the physical body, and rest in consciousness, then this very moment you will be happy, at peace, and free of bondage.
You are not a brahmin or other caste, you are not in any of the four stages of life, you are not perceived by the eyes or other senses. Unattached and without form, you are the witness of the whole universe. Know this and be happy.
Oh expansive one, religion and atheism, happiness and misery -- all are of the mind, they are not for you. You are not the doer nor the enjoyer. You have always been liberated."

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