Valmiki, Vasistha and Yajnavalkya were propounders of Yoga system; the saints one and all were adepts in yoga. Yogavasistha is the greatest work of the. Project Gutenburg made electronic versions of the complete translation of Yoga Vasistha Maharamayana by V. L. Mitra available to the public. People who are interested in self-realization can also study the more comprehensive Brihat Yoga Vasistha book and the smaller one, Laghu Yoga Vasistha.

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What is this vassitha The interpreter of Rgveda have also translated literally the name of the seers into their translated version e. This is the summum bonum of existence. Actually these are the examples of sheer folly on the part of translators. It is unfortunate that this is at present the only complete bilingual version of YV.

This is one of the longest Hindu texts in Sanskrit after the Mahabharataand an important text of Yoga. Mumuksu vyahara prakarana, 3. The mind attains its quiescence here.

The Yoga Vasishtha

Through the play of the mind in objects, nearness seems to be a great distance and vice versa. All the heterogeneous visibles, perceived through the organ of sense, are only unreal; that which is real is Para Brahman or the Supreme Soul.

This is why he has written sattva as sottva, arghya as orghya, asattva as asuttva, etc. Estimates range, states Chapple, from “as early as the sixth or seventh century, to as late as the fourteenth century”. Instead, we should focus on a subject area in which we are interested. Thanks many times over! We render her under a few of the contents. The self-light of Para Brahman alone is appearing as the mind or this universe. The oldest surviving manuscript of the Moksopaya or Moksopaya Shastra has been dated to have been composed in Srinagar in the 10th century AD.


The Yoga Vasistha is a syncretic work, containing elements of VedantaYogaSamkhyaSaiva SiddhantaJainism and Mahayana Buddhismthus making it, according to Chapple, “a Hindu text par excellenceincluding, as does Hinduism, a mosaic-style amalgam of diverse and sometimes opposing traditions”.

The slayer of the Atman is only the mind.

All your properties are useless. It sums up the spiritual process in the seven Bhoomikas: By its enemy, discrimination, the mind is rendered to the quiescent state of Para Brahman.

The story of Ahilya and Indra. The main enquiry regarding the final beatitude or summum bonum is beautifully dealt with. This work has six chapters known as prakaranas as under- 1. Gasistha dream experiences become unreal as soon as man comes back to his waking state.

The story of Bala. The short version of the text is called Laghu Yoga Vasishtawherein Laghu means “short or small”. The original Sanskrit dates back to early medieval Indian history, and its subject matter arguably millennia before that. Moksha Anubhava Turiya Sahaja.

The book consists of six Prakaranas or sections, namely: The conversation between Vasistha and Prince Rama is that between a great, enlightened sage and a seeker of liberation. It consists of numerous short stories and anecdotes used to help illustrate its ideas and message. All the pleasures of the whole world are a mere drop when compared to the infinite bliss of Moksha. He is one homogeneous essence. The text is traditionally attributed to Valmiki, the author of Ramayana.


Persons without Atmic enquiry will see as real this world, which is nothing but of the nature of Sankalpas. The waking state is a long dream. If you were really bound you could never become free. Stories from Yoga Vasishtha.

The form of the mind is only Sankalpas.

He narrated beautiful and interesting stories to illustrate the principles. May you all taste the honey of wisdom of the Self! The real bliss is that which arises when the mind, divested of all desires through vasishta eternal Jnana, destroys its subtle form.

Yoga Vasishta Maharamayana

Vairagya Prakarana on dispassion or indifference ; 2. Buddhism and Hinduism in Kashmir and Kashmir Shaivism. It is a constant companion for a student on the path of Jnana Yoga. Naryanaswami Aiyer translated the well-known abridged version, Laghu-Yoga-Vasistha.

The surviving text mentions Vijnanavada and Madhyamika schools of Buddhism by name, suggesting that the corresponding sections were composed after those schools were established, or about 5th-century. The story of Lila. For the man who dreams, the waking state becomes unreal. Verify the characters on the left From: