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Ashtavakra Gita makes so much difference in life,
Q: Ashtavakra Gita makes so much difference in all areas of my life, and makes me so happy. What levels of our consciousness does this knowledge impact?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I have no idea, but it has an impact on many levels. Even just before going to bed, you can put the knowledge and sleep. Even in sleep somewhere the consciousness picks it up. Even Yoga Vashishtha is so beautiful. You should listen to it. All these concepts about God, life and consciousness gets demolished, and the truth which is like the vast sky dawns on you.
All these scholars and theologians who struggle so much about what God likes and doesn’t like, and who talk about Satan, they should simply listen to Yoga Vashishtha. Scientists around the world would love this knowledge of God. This concept is such that nobody can deny. It is the field of consciousness of which you are a part. You are a part of God and there is no escape from it. It is the desire, intellect and ego which obscure you from it.
If you freeze your desires for ten minutes, what is there? Nothingness! Freeze your intellect (wanting to know) for a few minutes, then there is nothing. We keep thinking, ‘What about me’, freeze that as well, then what is there ? Nothing! It’s so easy. There can be nothing easier than this.
Scientists will love Yoga Vashishta because it takes you step by step. It does not say intellect is bad and you should shut it off, it says that there is something bigger than that, that is why you should freeze. I think that this one thing is good enough.
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