The Avadhoota Gita

The Advahoota Gita

BY DATTATREYA

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Chapter 4

Verses 1/25

1. There is neither invitation nor casting off;
How can there be flowers, leaves,
meditations and recitation of sacred texts,
and how can there be worship of Siva –
which is identity in non-difference?

2. The absolute is not liberated from bondage and obstruction.
The absolute is not purified, cleansed and released.
The absolute is not liberated by union or separation.
I am indeed the free One, like the sky.

3. I have developed no false notion
that all this reality come into existence
or that all this unreality comes into existence.
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

4. Stained, stainless, divided, undivided –
differentiated, none of these appear to me.
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

5. It has not yet happened that I, the ignorant one –
have attained to knowledge, nor has it happened
that I have become of the nature of Knowledge.
And how can I say that I have both ignorance and knowledge?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

6. It (The Self) does not appear to me as virtuous or sinful
as bound or liberated, nor does it appear to me –
as united or separated.
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

7. I never have the high, low, or middle state.
I have no friend nor foe. How shall I speak of good and evil?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

8. I am not the worshipper or of the form of the worshipped.
I have neither instruction nor practice.
How shall I speak of myself –
who am of the nature of Consciousness?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

9. There is nothing here which pervades or is pervaded.
There is no abode nor is there the abodeless.
How shall I speak of void and non-void?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

10. There is no one to understand and nothing
indeed, to be understood. I have no cause and no effect.
How shall I say that I am conceivable or inconceivable?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

11. There is nothing dividing, nothing to be divided.
I have nothing to know with and nothing to be known.
How shall I then speak of coming and going?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

12. I have no body or bodilessness –
nor have I intelligence, mind or senses.
How shall I speak of attachment and detachment?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

13. The Self is not separate or high –
and it has not disappeared even to the extent of allusion.
Friend, how can I speak of it as identical or different?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

14. Neither have I conquered the senses –
nor have i not conquered them.
Self-restraint or discipline never occurred to me.
Friend how can I speak of victory and defeat?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

15. Never have I form or absence of form,
Never any beginning, middle, or end.
Friend how can I speak of strength and weakness?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

16. Never did I have death or deathlessness –
poison or poisonlessness. How can I speak
of pure and impure?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

17. Never have I sleep or awakening.
Never do I practice concentration or hand-posture.
For me there is neither day nor night.
How can i speak of the transcendental and relative states?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

18. Know me as free from all and form the details composing the all.
I have neither illusion nor freedom from illusion.
How shall I speak of such rituals as morning and evening devotions?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

19. know me as endowed with all concentration.
Know me as free from any relative or or ultimate aim.
How shall I speak of union and separation?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

20. I am neither ignorant nor learned,
I observe neither silence nor absence of silence.
How shall I speak of argument and counter argument?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

21. Never do I have father, mother, family, caste, birth and death.
How shall I speak of affection and infatuation?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

22. Never do I disappear – I am ever manifest.
Never so I have effulgence or absence of effulgence.
How shall I speak of such rituals as morning and evening devotions?
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

23. Know me beyond all doubt to be boundless.
Know me beyond all doubt to be undivided.
Know me beyond all doubt to be stainless.
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

24. The wise give up all meditations;
they give up all good and evil deeds
and drink of the nectar of renunciation.
I am free from disease – my form has been extinguished.

25. There is verily no versification where one knows nothing.
The supreme and free one absorbed in the consciousness
of the homogenous being and pure of thought,
prattles about the truth.

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