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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He may appear pious or blasphemous, ascetic or hedonistic. How can it be said that It is the first or that It is the last, since It is neither element or compound, nor emptiness nor fullness? When there is eternal all-pervasive Self alone, how can there be matter or spirit therein? Truly, you’re the unchanging Essence of everything! How, then, could the avachuta state qvadhuta or the other three states waking, dreaming, deep sleep exist?

Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya by Dattātreya

I am the Infinite in my Soul; I can find no beginning, no end. Know that the whole of the universe is of the nature of God. By nature I am Nirvanic. When the datttareya consciousness alone exists, how can discrimination or wisdom, or any such thing be contained in It? I dsttatreya say whether the world is nothingness or if it is partly real and partly unreal, or, if like a flowing river though ever-changing, it is in fact real as a whole.


Thus they appear on earth: Know That to be who you are. Dattatreya asserts in the text, that the self-realized person is “by nature, the formless, all pervasive Self”.

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According to Dattatreya, an avadhut need not have any particular appearance, lifestyle, religion or social role. Run not to and fro like a ghost.

Self, which the wise realise, is not the aim dattattreya control of breath or of physical postures and the like. Woe to them that give up this knowledge of the wisdom of the Self, which in itself constitutes eternal freedom and joy throughout all worlds, and turn to the realms of limited pleasure and of ignorance. Marius-Christian Burcea rated it it was amazing Apr avzdhuta, Such a person is held to be pure consciousness in human form.

Neither is It of this world nor of the next. He holds out no compromise with illusion, he offers no foothold on separation, he allows no semblance of avadhutx at all to creep into his direct perception. Giving up all meditations, all good and evil actions, drinking the water of Immortality, the heroes know that I from the taint of Nirvana am free. Why do you run about like a gjta ghost? Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Avadhuta Gita

Verily I am free even from the taint of Nirvana. In It there is neither knowledge nor ignorance. Eternal, ever the same, the essence of All is Reality. I always recognize everything As the one indivisible Reality.

Ashokananda — in Katz Free also is It from knowledge, theoretical and giat, Self being all, my mind, do not cry. He does not identify with his mind or body or “names and forms” and does not recognise a distinction between himself and the world around him. Neither paradise nor heaven exist in the Self.

As the three states of consciousness exist not in the Self, how can It be the Fourth [Turiya]? Self is not purified by the six methods of Yoga. My shameless mind, why do you create a confusion? Neither the cause nor the effect exists in me.