Recorded on 25th November 2023 with worldwide participants
In this Q&A, Babaji answers questions about the Ashtavakra Samhita, one of the great spiritual texts of India. A new book, Babaji’s commentary on the Ashtavakra Samhita, is available now to purchase here
0:00 Introduction from Babaji
01:25 How did King Janaka come to be Ashtavakra’s disciple?
11:53 When we talk of liberation, what is it liberation from?
15:34 How does giving up objects help to attain liberation?
19:42 Does the interest in objects automatically fall away when we do sadhana?
21:18 To ask for liberation King Janaka must have known he was bound to begin with, how did this come about without grace?
25:27 We think that we are the physical body, how has this mistake occurred?
30:27 How can we remove the ego of ‘I am the doer’?
34:39 Why does a disciple receive testing from the Guru as a personality?
42:17 ‘You can make everything in the mind disappear but not the mind itself’
45:18 Was Ashtavakra born Self-Realized? Why do some Yogis have to go through more suffering in their tapas than others have to do?