Avadhuta Gita is based on the teachings of Lord Dattatreya, and it is believed that this holy text was written during the 10th century AD in Maharashtra. Avadhuta Gita mentions about the importance of becoming a Yogi.
The text mentions about the holy sages who are free from bondage and are liberated. The text is also known as Dattatreya Gita.
In this text, Lord Dattatreya is considered as a great spiritual guru, since he has attained the status of a pure Yogi, by adopting the spiritual path.
Dattatreya tells that a self-realized person is the one who is formless, and if he is interested, he can also take any form, as he likes. He is in the state of a Yogi, and he is the one, who finds the god in the souls of all the living beings.
According to him, a self-realised person is the master of the universe, and the conqueror of death. Some of the teachings of Avadhuta Gita appear similar to the holy Bhagavad Gita. In the Avadhuta Gita, it was mentioned that the Lord Sadashiva, a form of Lord Shiva, is the ultimate Brahman, and he is the Lord of the entire universe.
Swami Vivekananda was also pleased with the holy text Avadhuta Gita, and he has recommended this holy text to all the people, who are the true lovers of the god.
The contents present in the Avadhuta Gita are as follows:
He is the one, who is Lord Shiva, who has been filled up in the entire universe. He is present within us, if we realise him fully.
In order to know the existence of the god in our souls, we must contain deep knowledge in spirituality.
Worldly bondage must be removed, in order to attain the divine bliss.
Lord Shiva is the one, who guides all the souls to walk towards the gateway of heaven.
Good nature and wisdom alone would make a person to lead a noble life.
Lot of will power and courage is needed to peacefully live in this world, and it can be attained through constant yoga practice and meditation.
We can also become a Divine Deva in the heaven, provided if we show our utmost faith on the god.
Our life is not a bed of rose flowers, but we can find lot of thorns in our path, and in order to remove the thorns, we have to practice spiritualism in our life.
Our earth mother contains lot of blessed souls within her. In order to get enlightened, we have to become a yogi.