A Story of Ashtavakra and Janaka Maharaj’s Relationship

Sadhguru relates a story of Ashtavakra and his disciple Janaka Maharaj, who was an enlightened king.


Sadhguru relates a story of Ashtavakra and his disciple Janaka Maharaj, who was an enlightened king. Ashtavakra had a wonderful rapport with King Janaka, and this was resented by Ashtavakra’s other disciples. Seeing this, Ashtavakra decides to teach them a lesson.



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  • Swagata Acharya

    Shouldn’t Janaka have saved people? He still is the ruler and performing his duty as his guru suggested. Is not an enlightened person duty bound to the cause?