by Vihari-Lala Mitra | 1891 | 1,121,132 words | ISBN-10: 8171101519
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, an...
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Thus eight days were passed in festive mirth consequent to the arrival of Rama, and shouts of joy were sent forth by the elated multitude.
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He rose early in the morning and performed his morning service according to law. He then visited his father seated as Indra in his Council.
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He next passed a fourth part of the day in company with Vasishtha and other sages, and was greatly edified by their conversations which were full of instruction.
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He used also to go out for sport under orders of his father; and surrounded by a large number of troops, to forests full of (wild) boars and buffaloes.
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Then after returning home and performing his bath and other rites with his friends, he took his meal with them, and passed the night in company with his beloved companions.
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In these and similar practices did he pass his days with his brothers at his father's house, after his return from the pilgrimage.
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Oh sinless (Bharadwaja), with his conduct becoming a prince, Rama passed his days with giving delight to the good men that surrounded him, in the manner of the moon that gladdens mankind with his soothing ambrosial beams.