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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According to Dattatreya, an avadhut need not have any particular appearance, lifestyle, religion or social role. Having given up all activity of the mind, he is in his normal state of indescribable bliss.

Langlo rated it it was amazing Mar 28, He may appear pious or blasphemous, ascetic dathatreya hedonistic.

It is symbolical but not a symbol; yet even this cannot be said of the Self. How can the one supreme consciousness which without effort rules the living and the inert and is all-pervasive, be other than I?

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In the One there is neither bondage nor salvation, neither purity nor impurity. Self, with which the Avadhut has found natural unity, is limitless and inconceivable. The transcendental reality is revealed [by Avadhuta Gita] as the Universe.


I am not separate from Reality.

Adonis Maiquez,MD avadjuta it it was amazing Jun 07, One from each Vedas: I am not bound, nor am I liberated; I’m Brahman, and nothing else. To ask other readers questions about Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreyaplease sign up.

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When the eternal consciousness alone exists, how can discrimination or wisdom, or any such thing be contained in It? The mind is as space, embracing all. The Avadhut has no ideal, neither strives after the attainment of an ideal. It is Reality, space-like. The higher intelligence which without effort pervades the movable and the immovable, and which by nature is all peace and consciousness, That I am.

He is free from all actions and movements, and also from desire and renunciation. Dattxtreya nature pure, taintless is my Self. There are three kinds of wine, produced from syrup, grain and honey.

Space-like, the water of Immortality am I. In the Self there is neither manhood nor womanhood, because such conceptions cannot exist in Eternity. Views Read Edit View history. Neither is It the knower nor the known. Whether dattaterya dies conscious or in coma, in a holy temple or in the house of an untouchable, he obtains liberation, becoming the all-pervading Reality. Mind, do not cry.


Nitin Bana rated it it was amazing Mar 30, The singer of the Avadhuta Gita is Dattatreya, an Avadhuta, and according Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya, an ancient text of pure Nonduality describing Self-Realization and the transcendence of all else.

The Reality underlying them is eternal. Eternal peace, space-like Transcendental Truth am I. How can the ultimate Reality be described, since It is neither white nor any other colour, has no qualities such as sound, and is beyond voice and mind? Nothing can be added or taken away from the Universal Reality. A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy: More subtle than space itself am I.

T o me, neither the elemental particles Nor the entire universe exists; Brahman alone is everything. All these exist in the mind, and the mind is not the Self. It consists of shlokas metered versesdivided into eight chapters.