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Udeti bhavato viśvaṁ vāridheriva budbudaḥ iti jñātvaikamātmānaṁ evameva layaṁ vraja 34 ॥ अष्टावक्र गीता ॥Ashtavakra Gita All this arises out of you, like a bubble out of the sea. Knowing yourself like this to be but one, you can go to your rest. ु ाद ् तवश्वं नास्त्यभरे त्वतम । प्रत्यऺभप्यवस्तत्व ु भ इव व्यिं एवभेव रमं व्रज ॥ ५-३॥ यज्जसऩ pratyakṣamapyavastutvād viśvaṁ nāstyamale tvayi rajjusarpa iva vyaktaṁ evameva layaṁ vraja In spite of being in front of your eyes, all this, being insubstantial, does not exist in you, spotless as you are.

What does a pure person like you need to renounce? Putting the complex organism to rest, you can go to your rest. उदेतत बवतो तवश्वं वातयधेतयव फद्बु दु ् । इतत ऻात्वैकभात्मानं एवभेव रमं व्रज ॥ ५-२॥ udeti bhavato viśvaṁ vāridheriva budbudaḥ iti jñātvaikamātmānaṁ evameva layaṁ vraja 34 ॥ अष्टावक्र गीता ॥Ashtavakra Gita All this arises out of you, like a bubble out of the sea. Knowing yourself like this to be but one, you can go to your rest. ु ाद ् तवश्वं नास्त्यभरे त्वतम । प्रत्यऺभप्यवस्तत्व ु भ इव व्यिं एवभेव रमं व्रज ॥ ५-३॥ यज्जसऩ pratyakṣamapyavastutvād viśvaṁ nāstyamale tvayi rajjusarpa iva vyaktaṁ evameva layaṁ vraja In spite of being in front of your eyes, all this, being insubstantial, does not exist in you, spotless as you are.

42 ॥ अष्टावक्र गीता ॥Ashtavakra Gita Chapter 9 ॥नवभोऽध्याम्॥ अष्टावक्र उवाच ॥ कृ ताकृ ते च द्वन्द्वातन कदा शान्तातन कस्य वा । एवं ऻात्वेह तनवेदाद्भव त्यागऩयोऽव्रती ॥ ९-१॥ aṣṭāvakra uvāca kṛtākṛte ca dvandvāni kadā śāntāni kasya vā evaṁ jñātveha nirvedād bhava tyāgaparo'vratī Ashtavakra: Knowing when the dualism of things done and undone has been put to rest, or the person for whom they occur has, then you can here and now go beyond renunciation and obligations by indifference to such things. कस्यातऩ तात धन्यस्य रोकचेष्टावरोकनात ।् ु च फबु त्सोऩशभ् ु जीतवतेच्छा फबु ऺा गता् ॥ ९-२॥ kasyāpi tāta dhanyasya lokaceṣṭāvalokanāt jīvitecchā bubhukṣā ca bubhutsopaśamaḥ gatāḥ 43 ॥ अष्टावक्र गीता ॥Ashtavakra Gita Rare indeed, my son, is the lucky man whose observation of the world's behaviour has led to the extinction of his thirst for living, thirst for pleasure and thirst for knowledge.

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