“O King Just as the shape of a temple does not affect the akasha (sky), the crookedness of the physical body has no effect on Atma (Soul). A wise man has Atma-drushti, in other words, he looks at the Reality behind this manifested world, whereas an ignorant one has carma-drusti in other words, he gets lost in names and forms”, said the young sage, who was expert in yoga-vidya as well as established in Self-knowledge (Atma-jnana).
Ashtavakra-gita is a short treatise on Advaita Vedanta which systematically deals with the mystical experiences of the individual in his flight to the transcendental peace and Bliss. The subtle philosophical truths are expounded in the form of a lucid dialogue between the teenager Sage Ashtavakra and his royal disciple, the King-seer Janaka.
To Ashtavakra, Self-knowledge through direct mystical intuition is the only goal to be reached and experienced in the dynamic silence of one’s own deepest meditation.