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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My thoughts about The Ashtavakra Gita

After listening The Ashtavakra Gita CDs by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar, I want to put my conclusion. Though I am not going to share the whole knowledge (one post in insufficient), if you seek the knowledge then first of all meet the criteria. I would like to put some eye catching sentence which are told in Ashtavakra Gita.


> You are the part of the Universe. The whole universe is within you and same you are within the whole universe.
> Storms of emotions come and go, self remains pure. Consciousness is the same.
> Hell and heaven is here, within you only. If you live in the present moment then you are in heaven and if you give stress to yourself by past or by future worries then you are in the hell.
> Do spontaneous acts. Sometimes it is not possible to think on the matter or incident, at that time, do spontaneous act.
> Be attached with everyone and at the same time be detached with the world. Believe that everything is yours and nothing is yours.
> Truth is always contradictory. You have to use it according to time.
> In any of your action ego comes.
Many more sentences I can write but post will become so long.

According to me, The Ashtavakra Gita should be read or watched by everyone who is in spirituality or the one who believes in his self. Of course Bhagwad Gita was spoken by the God himself. But situation was not same, when god gave the prashad of Bhagwad Gita, he was telling and convincing his friend to bang on the war. That environment was stressful and Arjuna was his friend. So he was taking everything casually. While in Ashtavakra gita, Janaka was the perfect seeker and listener. Everything was perfect. I've heard that gurudev Sri Sri has mentioned that if Bhagwad Gita is your Graduation then The Ashtavakra Gita is your Phd. In this world everyone is searching happiness outside but happiness and bliss is inside you.

Just completed 33 episodes of The Ashtavakra Gita last week. I am thankful to My Art of living faculties Dr. Krishna Upadhyay and Sweta Upadhyay and the entire family for supporting and encouraging the whole group.

P.S. You have knowledge but if you do not share the knowledge and you do not be in knowledge then it is sure that it will become stinking.

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