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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The interpreter of Rgveda have also translated literally the name of the seers into their translated version e.

Yoga Vasistha – Wikipedia

I have never, ever, received such beautifully and carefully packed items from India in all my years of ordering. Thank yogz so much. Equip yourself with the “Four Means”. This is Ajativada or non-origin of the universe.

Yoga Vasishta Maharamayana

The expansion of this mind alone is Sankalpa. Practical Yoga is dealt with in two stories. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Story of indrani and establishment of the identity of the acts of creation and imagination. The story of Lila. It is a comprehensive, deep, systematic and literary philosophical work of ancient India.

YOGA VASISTHA Of Valamiki: 4 Volumes

He has nothing to attain nor has he anything to give up. The practical hints on Sadhana are unique. Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. 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”. Vasistha story of Origin and acquisition of knowledge.


Time and space are only mental creations. Thanks many times over! The text consists of six books. You won’t believe what some items have looked like when they’ve arrived! The present treatise is bulkier in size and shape than Ramayana. The dream experiences become unreal as soon as man comes back to his waking state.

I’ve just received the shawl and love it already!! Some criticize Mitra for taking liberties and paraphrasing and amplifying the text he ought to have been translating, and some of his rendering was simply misleading.

A devotee once asked whether Swamiji had any special connection with the Yoga Vasistha because he refers to it so often. The quiescence produced in the mind by the absence of desires for objects is Moksha.

Vairagya Prakarana on dispassion or indifference ; 2. Swamiji said that everything that humanity needs to know and everything a person could possibly want to know is in the Yoga Vasistha. Yogavasistha is known by several names e. Mitra knew Sanskrit and read the commentaries. Cole in Iran and the surrounding world by Nikki R. The date or century of the text’s composition or compilation is unknown, and variously estimated from the content and references it makes to other literature, other schools of Indian philosophies.

Moksha, according to Yoga Vasishtha, is the attainment of the essence of the bliss of Brahman through knowledge of the Self. Freedom from desires will take you to the eternal, blissful abode.

On the necessity of avoiding all bodily and worldly cares and abiding in intellectual delights. All wealth lands you in dangers. Yogavasistha is a vast and bulk size work. In any event, it makes for a difficult read of what already is a challenging book.


Yogavasistha imfact is the compilation of discourses delivered by the great sage Vasistha to Ram at the time of his assuming the kingship of Ayodhay. The present Edition of the translator Vihari Lal Mitra comes from a Bengali Background, his dicta is sometimes found impressed with Bengali accent.

I have been very pleased with all the items. Rishi Valmiki, the author of the Ramayana, compiled this remarkable book. That which is called Moksha is neither in Devaloka nor in Patala nor on earth. Valmiki is the author of this earliest great work on yoga. Advayaranya son of Narahari attempted his commentary on the Yogavasistha in the name of Vasistha Ramayana-candrika. Very speed and fine.

This world does not exist at all in the three periods of time. Mumuksu vyahara prakarana, 3.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The long version of the text is called Brihat Yoga Vasisthawherein Brihat means “great or large”. In fact there has been the tendency of the interpreters of Sanskrit texts to put literal translation of each and every word whether it is a proper name too. For more information, contact info shiva.

From time to time scholars have been producing the Yogavasistha in fragments as per their interests and objectives. May you all partake of the essence of the bliss of Brahman!

Madhava sarasvati Pada Candrika commentary on this work.