Yoga Vasistha [sanskrit]

223,437 words | ISBN-10: 8171101519

The Sanskrit edition of the Yoga-vasistha including English translation and grammatical analysis. The Yogavasistha is a Hindu spiritual text written by Valmiki (who also authored the Ramayana) dealing with the philosophical topics from the Advaita-vedanta school. Chronologically it precedes the Ramayana.

Chapter II

divi bhūmau tathākāśe bahirantaśca me vibhuḥ |
yo vibhātyavabhāsātmā tasmai sarvātmane namaḥ || 1 ||
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vālmīkiruvāca |
ahaṃ baddho vimuktaḥ syāmiti yasyāsti niścayaḥ |
nātyantamajño nota jñaḥ so'smiñchāstre'dhikāravān || 2 ||
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kathopāyānvicāryādau mokṣopāyānimānatha |
yo vicārayati prājño na sa bhūyo'bhijāyate || 3 ||
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asminrāmāyaṇe rāmakathopāyānmahābalān |
etāṃstu prathamaṃ kṛtvā purāhamarimardana || 4 ||
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śiṣyāyāsmi vinītāya bharadvājāya dhīmate |
ekāgro dattavāṃstasmai maṇimabdhirivārthine || 5 ||
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tata ete kathopāyā bharadvājena dhīmatā |
kasmiṃścinmerugahane brahmaṇo'gra udāhṛtāḥ || 6 ||
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athāsya tuṣṭo bhagavānbrahmā lokapitāmahaḥ |
varaṃ putra gṛhāṇeti tamuvāca mahāśayaḥ || 7 ||
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bharadvāja uvāca |
bhagavanbhūtabhavyeśa varo'yaṃ me'dya rocate |
yeneyaṃ janatā duḥkhānmucyate tadudāhara || 8 ||
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śrībrahmovāca |
guruṃ vālmīkimatrāśu prārthayasva prayatnataḥ |
tenedaṃ yatsamārabdhaṃ rāmāyaṇamaninditam || 9 ||
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tasmiñchrute naro mohātsamagrātsaṃtariṣyati |
setunevāmbudheḥ pāramapāraguṇaśālinā || 10 ||
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śrīvālmīkiruvāca |
ityuktvā sa bharadvājaṃ parameṣṭhī madāśramam |
abhyāgacchatsamaṃ tena bharadvājena bhūtakṛt || 11 ||
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tūrṇaṃ saṃpūjito devaḥ so'rghyapādyādinā mayā |
avocanmāṃ mahāsattvaḥ sarvabhūtahite rataḥ || 12 ||
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rāmasvabhāvakathanādasmādvaramune tvayā |
nodvegātsa parityājya āsamāpteraninditāt || 13 ||
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granthenānena loko'yamasmātsaṃsārasaṃkaṭāt |
samuttariṣyati kṣipraṃ potenevāśu sāgarāt || 14 ||
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vaktuṃ tadevamevārthamahamāgatavānayam |
kuru lokahitārthaṃ tvaṃ śāstramityuktavānajaḥ || 15 ||
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mama puṇyāśramāttasmātkṣaṇādantarddhimāgataḥ |
muhūrtābhyutthitaḥ proccaistaraṅga iva vāriṇaḥ || 16 ||
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tasminprayāte bhagavatyahaṃ vismayamāgataḥ |
punastatra bharadvājamapṛcchaṃ svasthayā dhiyā || 17 ||
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kimetadbrahmaṇā proktaṃ bharadvāja vadāśu me |
ityuktena punaḥ proktaṃ bharadvājena tena me || 18 ||
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bharadvāja uvāca |
etaduktaṃ bhagavatā yathā rāmāyaṇaṃ kuru |
sarvalokahitārthāya saṃsārārṇavatārakam || 19 ||
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mahyaṃ ca bhagavanbrūhi kathaṃ saṃsārasaṃkaṭe |
rāmo vyavahṛto hyasminbharataśca mahāmanāḥ || 20 ||
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śatrughno lakṣmaṇaścāpi sītā cāpi yaśasvinī |
rāmānuyāyinaste vā mantriputrā mahādhiyaḥ || 21 ||
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nirduḥkhitāṃ yathaite nu prāptāstadbrūhi me sphuṭam |
tathaivāhaṃ bhaviṣyāmi tato janatayā saha || 22 ||
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bharadvājena rājendra vadetyukto'smi sādaram |
tadā kartuṃ vibhorājñāmahaṃ vaktuṃ pravṛttavān || 23 ||
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śṛṇu vatsa bharadvāja yathāpṛṣṭaṃ vadāmi te |
śrutena yena saṃmohamalaṃ dūre kariṣyasi || 24 ||
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tathā vyavahara prājña yathā vyavahṛtaḥ sukhī |
sarvāsaṃsaktayā buddhyā rāmo rājīvalocanaḥ || 25 ||
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lakṣmaṇo bharataścaiva śatrughnaśca mahāmanāḥ |
kausalyā ca sumitrā ca sītā daśarathastathā || 26 ||
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kṛtāstraścā'virodhaśca bodhapāramupāgatāḥ |
vasiṣṭho vāmadevaśca mantriṇo'ṣṭau tathetare || 27 ||
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dhṛṣṭirjayanto bhāsaśca satyo vijaya eva ca |
vibhīṣaṇaḥ suṣeṇaśca hanumānindrajittathā || 28 ||
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ete'ṣṭau mantriṇaḥ proktāḥ samanīrāgacetasaḥ |
jīvanmuktā mahātmāno yathāprāptānuvartinaḥ || 29 ||
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etairyathā hutaṃ dattaṃ gṛhītamuṣitaṃ smṛtam |
tathā cedvartase putra mukta evāsi saṃkaṭāt || 30 ||
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apārasaṃsārasamudrapātī labdhvā parāṃ yuktimudārasattvaḥ |
na śokamāyāti na dainyameti gatajvarastiṣṭhati nityatṛptaḥ || 31 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Chapter II

Hitopadesha edition (1891)

Yoga Vasistha English (four volumes)
by Vihari-Lala Mitra (1891)

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