The Russian Doll of Hinduism in Ten Sanskrit Terms
These ten Sanskrit terms are essential for a basic understanding of the essence of Hinduism.
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The master goes about his business With perfect equanimity. He is happy when he sits, Happy when he talks and eats, Happy asleep, Happy coming and going. Because he knows his own nature, He does what he has to without feeling ruffled Like ordinary people. Smooth and shining Like the surface of a vast lake. His sorrows are at an end.
Ashtavakra Gita 18:59-60
From "The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita," by Thomas Byrom, 1990. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston. www.shambhala.com.
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