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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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In It there is no “you” and no “I”, therefore family and caste exist not therein. Y ou are the ultimate Reality; have no doubt about this. Everything, both the Void and the manifested world, Is nothing but my Self; of this I am certain.

The body itself is imagined in the Self, as is the whole universe. He has no such thoughts as “I am not in the body,” or “I am not the body. That bliss absolute, ever-indestructible, but a Source of bliss to all, is the Avadhut. Know that the whole of the universe is unstained by its contents. Those who read it and hear it with respectful attention, they are not reborn here on earth.

Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya by Dattātreya

In the first appearance it may appear as some simple philosophical facts but in depth it avashuta many other great principles but finally reaches the same ultimate goal. Eternal peace, space-like Transcendental Truth am I. Birth and death exist not in the mind, not in you, as do also bondage and liberation. I am the eternal principle.


It cannot be said “It was all before. The knower of Reality may leave his body in a holy place, or in the house of an untouchable, he is absorbed into Reality. I am the nectar which is knowledge absolute; beyond the range of the senses I am. There is no “you” nor “I”, no world, no Guru nor disciple. A dangerous book for anyone wanting to ‘come out intact’ dattareya bearing the inescapable fiery brunt of its contents.

In It is neither day nor night.

It cannot be said that It is without a body or attributes. Neither unity nor separation exist in you nor in me. There is in It no suffering, and no possibility of suffering, because It is free from all attributes.

How shall I bow down to my own Self in my own Self and by my Self? On the destruction of a jar, the space in it unites with all space. Login Password Subscribe for free. In the same way, my mind has merged in God; To me, there appears no duality. The avadhufa of the plant of the world exists not in me, contentment and pleasures exist not in me; bondage and ignorance are not in me; space-like, Absolute Reality am I.

The sages call the Self the “ever-same”.

Avadhuta Gita

Self by nature, the supreme Reality am I, neither am I slayer nor the slain. All these exist in the mind, and the mind is not the Self. The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.

He moves about, naked and free, Aware that all this is only the Self.


Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya

Free from subject and object am I. The text has been influential on the Nath tradition of Hinduism, states Rigopoulos, and its teachings form a foundation of their Sama-rasya doctrine:. Surya Bai rated it it was amazing Jul 14, Ilhan Erem rated it it was amazing Dec 18, I am without beginning and without end.

I cannot speak of the third or Fourth states. By giving up attachment the mind sees neither duality nor unity. Concentration is not possible either on perishable objects, on account of their mutability, nor on the Self.

The pervader igta the pervaded I am not.

There is no father, no mother, no kinsman, no son, no wife, no friend, no prejudice, no doctrine. Consciousness absolute has no body. That undivided One constitutes the world, Avadhtua Void, all space, and the five elements. For you, how can there be any distinction between the day and gota night? When were you two, that you talk of two or one? Become aware of the indivisible Self.

There is certainly no caste, no stage in life, no family, no birth. Why do you run about like a frightened ghost? He lives in the temple of absolute Emptiness. Reader, do you exist? Indian Buddhist Tantra Anuttarayoga Tantra.