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Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya with English translation and exhaustive introduction by Kanoo Mal published in On other page(s): History and calligraphy of the The Avadhuta Gita Source: # 73 to 75, Reprinted from Abhayananda, S., Dattatreya: The Song Of The Avadhut . THE AVADHUT GITA, or Avadhuta Gita, may be called an ancient non-dual text. Several errors in Hari Prasad Shastri’s English translation (1st edition, ).

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The wise discover that Self is not seen either by the study of the ancient scriptures, by initiations, by shaving the head, or by being a Guru or an intimate follower or disciple. Jainism Judaism Sickhim Taoism Zoroastrism Marijke rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Know all forms, physical and subtle, as illusion.

The cause and effect that produce conditions do not exist in Self.

How, then, can you imagine that the Self Is either blissful or not blissful? Neither father nor mother have I, neither wife nor child. It is unknowable by the mind. And all the forms that appear within It Are like the [illusory] water of a desert mirage. Another one giha these radical adviatin gitas. Birth and death exist not in the mind, not in you, as do also bondage and liberation.


Avadhuta Gita with English Translation

Tyler rated it it was amazing Feb 07, How, then, could you think to know the Self? The knower of Reality may leave his body in a holy place, or in the house of an untouchable, he is absorbed into Reality. I am the eternal principle. Where there is no third [deep sleep] nor Fourth state [Turiya], where all is known as the Self, where there is neither righteousness nor unrighteousness, how can there be either bondage or liberation?

It is Truth Transcendental. All this is ever pervaded by you as the Self.

No instructions and no rituals are there for me. I am the only Reality, like absolute space is my nature.

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Neither the worshiper nor the worshipped am I. The brief introduction with attendant English translation of the Avadhuta Gita by Ashokananda — is reproduced in Katz. It possesses neither intellect nor the power of thought. You are the one Purity! How then can you say, “I know my Self” or “I know not my Self”?


Far, far from me also is egotism.

Avadhut Gita by Dattatreya. Extracts – The Gold Scales

That undivided One constitutes the world, The Void, all space, and the five elements. Part of a series on. Why do you call the Self personal and impersonal.

How then can one pray to It?

There is neither cloud nor water in It. The practice of yoga will not lead you to purity; Silencing the mind will not lead you to purity; The Guru’s instructions will not lead you to purity. Avaddhuta is symbolical but not a symbol; yet even this cannot be said of the Self.

Self is not male or female, nor is It neuter; neither is It happiness nor suffering. T here is no action, Either present, future, or past, Which has been performed or enjoyed by me.