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 The Knowledge of the Absolute

Astavakra Gita

Contents
           Foreword

1............Introduction to the dialogue

2............Astavakra begins his discourse

3............Janaka proclaims his enlightenment

4............Astavakra tests Janaka

5............Janaka responds to Astavakra's challenge

6............Astavakra guides Janaka towards dissolution of the ego

7............Janaka speaks of the limitless state

8............Astavakra points out the pitfalls of the path

9............Janaka describes his state of self-realization

10..........Astavakra reiterates the highest teaching

11..........Astavakra descibes the illumined one

12 pI.....Astavakra elaborates on the state of ultimate peace

12 pII....Astavakra elaborates on the state of ultimate peace

12 pIII...Astavakra elaborates on the state of ultimate peace

13..........Janaka makes his final statement

14..........The dialogue ends in deep silence

 

 Foreword