Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4
by Vihari-Lala Mitra | 1891 | 1,121,132 words | ISBN-10: 8171101519
Summary: The English translation of the Yoga-vasistha: a Hindu philosophical and spiritual text written by sage Valmiki from an Advaita-vedanta perspective. The book contains epic narratives similar to puranas and chronologically precedes the Ramayana.
The Yoga-vasistha is believed by some Hindus to answer all the questions that arise in the human mind, and can help one to attain Moksha. It recounts a discourse of sage Vasistha to Prince Rama. The contents of Vasistha's teaching to Rama is associated with Advaita Vedanta, the illusory nature of the manifest world and the principle of non-duality.
Note: You may find some comments of the author in brackets. You can safely ignore these as they mainly judge the text from a biased standpoint.
Other names of this text are
- Vālmīki Yogavāsiṣṭha (वाल्मीकि योगवासिष्ठ) or Valmiki Yoga-vasishtha
- Mahārāmāyaṇa (महारामायण) or Maharamayana,
- Ārṣarāmāyaṇa (आर्षरामायण) or Arsharamayana,
- Vāsiṣṭharāmāyaṇa (वासिष्ठरामायण) or Vasishtharamayana,
- Yogavāsiṣṭhamahārāmāyaṇa (योगवासिष्ठमहारामायण) or Yoga-vāsiṣṭha-mahārāmāyaṇa,
- Jñānavāsiṣṭha (ज्ञानवासिष्ठ) or Jnana-vasishtha.
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The full text of the Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 in English is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book’s content by visiting the pages in the below index: