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  1. Awareness
  2. One's Self
  3. Recognition
  4. Self Knowledge
  5. Rest
  6. Knowledge
  7. Formlessness
  8. Bondage
  9. Renunciation
  10. Understanding
  11. Acceptance
  12. Ignorance
  13. Freedom
  14. Fearlessness
  15. Achievement
  16. Discrimination
  17. Desire
  18. Imagination
  19. Opinions
  20. The Self

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Astavakta Gita, Chapter 13 -- Of Freedom

King Janaka

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.

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

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

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.

13.5 ?
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.

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

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