अध्याय ११ :- चिद्रुपXI Cidrupa - Self as Pure and Radiant Intelligence
Ashtavakra further describes the state of desirelessness to which he points.
॥ अष्टावक्र उवाच ॥
हे जनक, एखाद्या गोष्टीचा अभाव असणें किंवा तिची प्राप्ति या गोष्टी स्वभावतः होत असतात. असें जाणून यांकडे साक्षीवृत्तीनें पाहाणारा विकाररहित व क्लेशरहित झालेला पुरुष सहज सुखानें शांत राहात असतो. ॥१॥
1. Unmoved and un-distressed, realising now that being, non-being and transformation are of the very nature of things, one easily finds peace.
2. At peace, having shed all desires within, and realising that nothing exists here but the Lord, the Creator of all things, one is no longer attached to anything.
3. Realising that misfortune and fortune come in their turn from fate, one is contented, one's senses under control, and one does not like or dislike.
4. Realising that pleasure and pain, birth and death are from fate, and that one's desires cannot be achieved, one remains inactive, and even when acting does not get attached.
5. Realising that suffering arises from nothing other than thinking, dropping all desires one rids oneself of it, and is happy and at peace everywhere.
6. Realising 'I am not the body, nor is the body mine; I am awareness,' one attains the supreme state and no longer fritters over things done or undone.
7. Realising, 'It is just me, from Brahma down to the last blade of grass,' one becomes free from uncertainty, pure, at peace and unconcerned about what has been attained or not.
8. Realising that all this varied and wonderful world is nothing, one becomes pure receptivity, free from inclinations, and as if nothing existed, one finds peace.