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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This is the height of worship, and this is the culmination of all prayer. How can we say that It has a mind or any of the senses? All this world is a cattatreya show, like a mirage in the desert. The body itself is imagined in the Self, as is the whole universe.

We can only say that in It there is no destruction. Hidden in the realm of eternal consciousness lies the world’s cause.

The Self is not something to be known by the mind; The Self is the very one who knows. In your Heart there is no meditator, there is no state of Self-absorption, nor is there any possibility of meditation on the Self.

Where neither the third state deep sleep nor the fourth state samadhi exists, Where everything is experienced as the Self alone, Where neither righteousness nor unrighteousness exists, Could bondage or liberation be living there? How, then, could the subject and object of meditation be two? As in truth I am Nirvana, thoughts as to the reality and unreality of the world trouble me not at all.


There is certainly no caste, no stage in life, no family, no birth.

Avadhuta Gita

The avadhhta is both the subject and the supreme object of meditation; How can you see two in That which is one? Do not hold the immature, the credulous, the foolish, the slow, the layman and the fallen to have nothing good in them. Tyler rated it it was amazing Feb 07, When the eternal consciousness alone daattatreya, how can discrimination or wisdom, or any such thing be contained in It?

In me is neither unity nor variety. The one Self, the supreme Reality, Neither creates, nor sustains, nor destroys anything.

dattarteya The idea of “Maya” is itself the great delusion; Duality and non-duality are merely concepts of the mind.

By nature Truth Eternal am I. Indian Buddhist Tantra Anuttarayoga Tantra. Chronology of Hindu texts. I cannot speak of the third or Fourth states. Nov 07, Nick rated it liked it Shelves: The Reality underlying them is eternal. I am beyond the senses, I am knowledge and bliss.

Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya by Dattātreya

Sernicze rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Free from attachment and aversion, free from imperfections am I, fate and providence exist not in me. Since the imperfections of attachment and the like are not in me, I am above the suffering of the body. Taintless, above love and aversion, uncreated, all-pervasive, of the form of the universe, having no attributes, yet not attribute datyatreya, That all-bliss Reality, my Self.

Concentration is not possible either on perishable objects, on account of their mutability, nor on the Self. You are the essence of knowledge, indomitable, eternal, ever free from modifications.

Teachings and quotes of the The Avadhuta Gita

There is no “you” nor “I”, no world, no Guru nor disciple. Know that by nature I am freedom Absolute. Dartatreya, which the wise realise, is not the aim dattatreay control of breath or of physical postures and the like. Lists with This Book. What do they, the experts, know of Him?


Tom rated it really liked it Mar 09, State University of New York Press. This is the Song [Gita] of the great Dattatreya Avadhut. How can I speak of Him? Know me to be infinite, like unto space, one Self. You’re the unmoving Avavhuta you’re boundless Freedom.

Want to Read saving…. How can It be explained to you? A book sure to enhance and make one ‘Hurry Home’! It is nothing but bliss Absolute. Who Reality is I do not know. Space, time, water, fire, earth, constituting the world, are a mere mirage. The mind is lost in Its majesty. Deities and Gods, like Indra and Brahma, have no place in Self.

How can “I” or “you” be said of Reality which is dxttatreya subtle than the primordial form of matter, free from all attributes, greater than all, above the range of mind and emotion, without medium or limitation, lord of the universe?

No instructions and no rituals are there for me. There is neither existence nor non-existence in this world. Jul 29, Darshan rated it it was amazing. To whom shall I bow?

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