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Avadhuta Gita

Avadhuta Gita

Avadhuta Gita is a Hindu text based on the principles of Advaita Vedanta (nondualism). It has been dated to approximately the 9th or 10th century.

The singer of the Avadhuta Gita is Dattatreya, an Avadhuta, and according to the Nath Sampradaya, the work was heard and transcribed by two of Dattatreya’s disciples—Swami and Kartika. Ashokananda (1893–1969) in Katz (2007: p. 47) holds that “Avadhuta Gita is a text of Vedanta representing extreme Advaita or Nondualism…”, that is Advaita Vedanta with an emphasis on “extreme”.As such, this text may also be considered a forerunner of Tantric literature as the themes, motif and orientation of this ‘song’ (gita) are common to Shaivite Tantras, Buddhist Tantras and Vaishnava Agamas (which are also tantric literature) and ancient Yoga philosophy.

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Avadhuta Gita
Language : English
Translated by : John Richards

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