अध्याय १३ :- यथासुखमXIII Yathasukham - Transcendent Bliss
Janaka, having been instructed by Ashtavakra in Chapter One to “be happy,” reports that he indeed is.
॥ जनक उवाच ॥
सर्व विषयांबद्दलच्या आसक्तीचा साक्षी वृत्तीनें जो सहजगत्या त्याग घडला व त्यामुळें चित्ताला जी स्थिरता आली ती भगवीं वस्त्रें धारण करणार्या संन्याशालाही दुर्लभ आहे. त्यामुळें साक्षी वृत्तींत राहून, गृहण व त्यागाची आसक्तीही संपली व मी आत्मानंदांतच उरलों. ॥१॥
1. The inner freedom of having nothing is hard to achieve, even with just a loin-cloth, but I live as I please abandoning both renunciation and acquisition.
2. Sometimes one experiences distress because of one's body, sometimes because of one's tongue, and sometimes because of one's mind. Abandoning all of these in the goal of being human I live as I please.
3. Recognising that in reality no action is ever committed, I live as I please, just attending what presents itself to be done.
4. Mystics who identify themselves with bodies are insistent on fulfilling and avoiding certain actions, but I live as I please abandoning attachment and rejection.
5. No benefit or loss comes to me by standing, walking or lying down, so consequently I live as I please whether standing, walking or sleeping.
6. I lose nothing by sleeping and gain nothing by effort, so consequently I live as I please, abandoning loss and success.
7. Frequently observing the drawbacks of such things as pleasant objects, I live as I please, abandoning the pleasant and unpleasant.