One of the most enlightening discourses on the nature of reality.
What is Ashtavakra Gita
The Ashtavakra Gita illuminates an ancient conversation between the sage Ashtavakra and Janaka, a king with both worldly responsibilities and deep spiritual questioning about the nature of reality. “What is real?” Janaka asks. So begins one of the most unique conversations to ever take place on this planet, as Ashtavakra takes Janaka by the hand and leads him step by step into deeper levels of understanding until enlightenment dawns.
Commentary by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
In a series of 33 talks, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shares, step by step, how King Janaka is taken to deeper levels of understanding and how this knowledge can be applied to your own life.The commentary unlocks this ancient mystical scripture so that it can come alive in our modern lives.
The Ashtavakra Gita examines the mind, ego, conflict, and the self with the unparalleled insight and depth that only a master can offer. His Holiness skillfully weaves together ancient knowledge, classic stories, and practical wisdom into captivating talks, making the Ashtavakra Gita an invaluable tool and companion for the earnest seeker of truth.
WHAT READERS SAY
Knowledge of the highest form.
It is knowledge of the highest form yet has been given out so simplistically.A must have for anyone who has practiced little bit of meditation.
A treasure to have!!!
This book made a huge impact in my life. It truly helped me to have a shift in my consciousness. I realized that just praying and meditating is not enough and a deep understanding of life is necessary for spiritual growth. [...] This is one of the best bo
A must read.
People who are interested in spirituality, it is a must read, as always sri Sri Ravi Shankar has explained difficult teachings in a very simple profound manner.
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Ashtavakra Gita Wisdom Groups
There is a great benefit to watching Ashtavakra Gita in person with a group. Through the group sharing the meaning of the knowledge unfolds and can be looked at through multiple viewpoints. The DVDs of Sri Sri’s Commentaries are generally watched in sets of 11 (there are 33 in total), with one videos are watched per week, giving time for integration and reflection. During each knowledge session you will watch a video talk and there will be a discussion of the knowledge with the group. You will have fun and get to know the other participants.