अध्याय ८ :- मोक्षMoksa - Bondage and Freedom
Still hearing too much “I” in Janaka’s language, Ashtavakra instructs him in the subtleties of attachment and bondage.
जेव्हां मन कांहीं इच्छितें, कांहीं विचार करतें, कांहीं स्वीकारतें, कांहीं टाकतें, दुःखी होतें किंवा सुखी होतें, तेव्हां बंधन निर्माण होतें. ॥१॥
1. Bondage is when the mind longs for something, grieves about something, rejects something, holds on to something, is pleased about something or displeased about something.
2. Liberation is when the mind does not long for anything, grieve about anything, reject anything, or hold on to anything, and is not pleased about anything or displeased about anything.
3. Bondage is when the mind is tangled in one of the senses, and liberation is when the mind is not tangled in any of the senses.
4. When there is no 'me', that is liberation, and when there is me there is bondage. Considering this earnestly, I do not hold on and do not reject.