Friday, September 21, 2012

Eleventh Chapter


Sri Ashtavakra says: Change of states like presence (visibility, birth) and absence (invisibility, death) occur naturally. One who knows it with definiteness becomes free from defects, free from pain and attains peace easily. 1

God is the creator of all and no one else. One who knows it with definiteness becomes free from all internal desires. That serene man becomes indifferent everywhere. 2

Good and bad times are due to previous actions (which decide fate). One who knows it with definiteness becomes content and gains regular control on senses. He neither desires nor gets disappointed. 3

Pleasure-pain and birth-death are due to previous actions (which decide fate). One who knows it with definiteness acts without desire. He acts playfully and never gets attached to them. 4

Worry gives rise to suffering and nothing else. One who knows it with definiteness becomes free from worries and becomes content, peaceful and without any desire anywhere. 5

Neither I am this body, nor this body is mine. I am pure knowledge. One who knows it with definiteness gets liberated in this life. He neither remembers (acts done in) past nor (worries of) future. 6

From grass till Brahma, I alone exist and nothing else. One who knows it with definiteness becomes free from desires, becomes pure, peaceful and unattached to what he has or what he is yet to get. 7

This world of many wonders, actually does not exist. One who knows it with definiteness becomes free from desires and attains the form of pure existence. He finds unlimited peace. 8