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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Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya

Time and causation never existed in you. I forgot my three great sins. There is neither cloud nor water in It. Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda.

Avadhuta Gita with English Translation

How then can you say, “I know my Self” or “I know not my Self”? No duality can touch the conception of Reality, because It is all-pervasive. A realisation of space-like, Immortality-giving Absolute knowledge I am.

The one taintless Transcendental Truth am I. Absolute Reality alone is, as pure consciousness. How can we say that It has a mind or any of the senses? Eternally free from the sufferings of the world, verily, space-like Immortality-giving knowledge am I.

The title of the text, Avadhuta means “liberated soul”, while Gita means song. I’m no one to rate this holy book, so I won’t. It is nothing but bliss Absolute. Become aware of the indivisible Self. Ever watchful, solemn as the ocean and full of patience. Marius-Christian Burcea rated it it was amazing Apr 07, It is not equanimity dattagreya even desirelessness; how then can action exist in It?


Want to Read saving…. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. How, then, could avadhuts think to know the Self? This version by Swami Ashokananda is the most popular translation. The yogi is merged in Reality after leaving the body, as the jar-space is merged in cosmic space on dattatreys destruction of the jar.

Antonio Rigopoulos [11] [12]. 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.

Teachings and quotes of the The Avadhuta Gita

I am the Infinite in my Soul; I can find no beginning, no end. The Avadhut has no ideal, neither strives after the attainment of an ideal. Who Reality is I do not know.

By nature Truth Eternal am I. Deities and Gods, like Indra and Brahma, have no place in Self.

The Absolute cannot be described in terms of conditions; how can I dattatrdya of my Self? According to Dattatreya, an avadhut need not have any particular appearance, lifestyle, religion or social role. There are three kinds of wine, produced from syrup, grain and honey.

Another one of these radical adviatin gitas.

Mar 19, Sanjay added it. The singer of the Avadhuta Gita is Dattatreya, an Avadhuta, and according to the Nath Sampradaya, the work was heard and transcribed by two of Dattatreya’s disciples—Swami and Kartika.

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How, then, could the fourth state samadhi or the other three states waking, dreaming, deep sleep exist? Birth and death I do not avadhjta. The Self is not something to be known by the mind; The Self is the very one who knows. Duality is the product of defective vision. How can the Eternal, the All be expressed in any way?

In your Heart there is no meditator, there is no state of Self-absorption, nor is there any avadhta of meditation on the Self. Nitin Bana rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Dmitry rated it it was amazing Feb 05, How then can I pray to It, or worship It? How shall I say that non-duality is all this creation, or that, or that? Neither father nor mother have I, neither wife nor child. Understand that I’m the formless sky; I’m the self-existent Purity.

How can you say: I dattagreya without beginning and without end.