Ashtavakra Gita Ashtavakra Gita directly introduces to the ways to attain the higher states of consciousness. This is the most simple and comprehensive discourse that had taken place between King Janak and Ashtavakra, a great sage of his times. H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has elaborated on the verses of Ashatavakra and presented them in a very manner which is not only very simple to understand but also applicable in our day to day lives with clarity and power that are rarely matched. Ashtavakra Gita is many times referred as the highest knowledge on the planet. It is not meant for those who have never done any spiritual practice or meditated in life. The other great knowledge are The Bhagwad Gita was given admist a great war, in time of strife and upheavelment. But Ashtavakra Gita was given in peace, in the serene environment of a royal palace.