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Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. This is an easy and thoroughly enjoyable read, the best translation available. There is also a parallel with the Sanskrit throughout if you're the scholarly type. It is a very short read, it won't take you more than a few days to finish. When I was trying to explore more Advaita Vedanta philosophy, this text was by far the most recommended next to the Avadhuta Gita.
This text will teach you more about the nature of liberation, or moksha rather. I'm still reading this work, as someone who's been studying Vedanta, Hinduism, and Buddhism for the last few years.
It's been my experience not to rush through these texts, but rather, to absorb them and apply them in daily life. And to take good notes, and perhaps check out youtube channels related to the topics.
I'm a big fan of Swami Vivekananda and his approach to Vedanta. This particular text is published by Vedanta Press, and they have great teachers online, who can be found on youtube, in particular the Vedanta NY channel, which is produced by the center that Vivekananda founded in Anyone reading this book can find gems in it, but for the new student of Vedanta, it helps to have a study group or youtube videos to make things plain.
Love this stuff! Highly recommended. If you are a beginner or looking for some basics in vedanta, this book in not for you. It is written with immense clarity and explains the nature of the Self explicitly. Every chapter is exhilarating and brings the reader to a higher level. If you are looking for a book without any lengthy stories, parables, hard to understand concepts and spiritual gymnasctics which makes you even more confused and frustrated after reading them, then this book is for you.
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Without mincing matters it comes out with the advaitic truth, the whole truth and nothing but advaita which is the Truth. However, as can be seen from the following quote, Bhagavan Ramana said that there is no time involved at all in Self-Knowledge. When I entered the hall the story of how the Ashtavakra Gita came to be taught was being recounted in English for the benefit of the above Raja and other visitors. It is always with you. Devaraja Mudaliar in Day by Day with Bhagavan, dated Has not Bhagavan said that surrender and Self-enquiry are the only two ways to Self-Realisation?
It is written as a dialogue between the sage Ashtavakra and Janak , king of Mithila. Radhakamal Mukerjee , an Indian social scientist, dated the book to the period immediately after the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita c. Brockington, emeritus professor of Sanskrit at the University of Edinburgh, places the Ashtavakra Gita much later, supposing it to have been written either in the eighth century CE by a follower of Shankara , or in the fourteenth century during a resurgence of Shankara's teaching. Ashtavakra is probably identical to the holy sage with the same name who appears in Mahabharata , though the connection is not clearly stated in any of the texts.