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नक उवाचः
कौपीन धारण पर भी दुर्लभ, जो अवस्था चित्त की,
वह कुछ नहीं के भाव से, अनुभूति होती नित्य की.-----१

देह का दुःख है कहीं तो वाणी मन का दुःख कहीं,
त्याग कर अतएव तीनों आत्मसुख पाया यहीं.------२

देहादि से कृत कर्म उनसे तो आत्मा निर्लिप्त है,
कृत कर्म जो भी आ पड़ा, करके उसे सुख, तृप्त है.-----३

कर्म और निष्कर्म बंधन युक्त भाव के लोग से,
मैं सर्वथा ही असंग, प्रमुदित देह योग वियोग से ------४

निरपेक्ष, निःस्पृह हूँ यथा, गतिस्वप्न, अर्थ अनर्थ से,
अथ जागता सोता तथापि मुदित, निःस्पृह से.------५

सुख अनित्य है, मर्म बहु जन्मों में जाना इसलिए,
अशुभ - शुभ सब त्याग निःस्पृह भाव हूँ प्रमुदित हिये -----६
 
[काव्यानुवादः डॉ. मृदुल कीर्ति]

 

Janaka said:

The inner freedom of having nothing is hard to achieve, even with
just a loin-cloth, but I live as I please, abandoning both
renunciation and acquisition. 13.1

Sometimes one experiences distress because of one's body, sometimes
because of one's speech, and sometimes because of one's mind.
Abandoning all of these, I live as I please in the goal of human life. 13.2

Recognising that in reality no action is ever committed, I live as I please,
ust doing what presents itself to be done. 13.3

Yogis who identify themselves with their bodies are insistent on
fulfilling and avoiding certain actions, but I live as I please
abandoning attachment and rejection. 13.4

No benefit or loss comes to me by standing, walking or lying down,
so consequently I live as I please whether standing,
walking or sleeping.13.5

I lose nothing by sleeping and gain nothing by effort, so consequently
I live as I please, abandoning success and failure. 13.6

Continually observing the drawbacks of such things as pleasant objects,
I live as I please, abandoning the pleasant and unpleasant. 13.7


[Translation by John Richards]