The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita

Thomas Byrom as translator has produced a literary treasure in bringing us this new version of the timeless Indian classic. This is a book of deep and abiding wisdom. The origin of the book, and its precise age are shrouded in mystery, but the clarity and depth of its message will live on many centuries more. A rare sense of total freedom graces this book from beginning to end. This is the Nondual vision and seeing in all it’s utter clarity. This book comes as close to going “beyond words”, as words can possibly get. This is by far my favorite translation of the several i’ve seen. It is offered here as great poetry while it illuminates the subtle wisdom of Advaita and the great Oneness insights available to anyone. This is a must-have volume for anyone interested in the ancient eastern wisdom and the inner insights of oneness which are always fresh and new when seen for one’s self. Here are a few typical quotes from this spiritual masterpiece: “One man believes in existence, another says,’there is nothing!’, rare is the man who believes in neither. He is free from confusion.” and, ” ‘I am not the body, nor is the body mine. I am awareness itself.’ When you know this…you become one, perfect and indivisible.” and, “Oh how wonderful! I am the unbounded deep in whom all living things naturally arise, rush against each other playfully, and then subside.”

Author: Orva Schrock

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