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 VIII

aṣṭamaḥ sargaḥ vālmīkiruvāca |
tacchrutvā rājaśārdūlo viśvāmitrasya bhāṣitam |
muhūrtamāsīnniśceṣṭaḥ sadainyaṃ cedamabravīt || 1 ||
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ūnaṣoḍaśavarṣo'yaṃ rāmo rājīvalocanaḥ |
na yuddhayogyatāmasya paśyāmi saha rākṣasaiḥ || 2 ||
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iyamakṣauhiṇī pūrṇā yasyāḥ patirahaṃ prabho |
tayā parivṛto yuddhaṃ dāsyāmi piśitāśinām || 3 ||
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ime hi śūrā vikrāntā bhṛtyā mantraviśāradāḥ |
ahaṃ caiṣāṃ dhanuṣpāṇirgoptā samaramūrdhani || 4 ||
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ebhiḥ sahaiva vīrāṇāṃ mahendramahatāmapi |
dadāmi yuddhaṃ mattānāṃ kariṇāmiva kesarī || 5 ||
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bālo rāmastvanīkeṣu na jānāti balābalam |
antaḥpurādṛte dṛṣṭā nānenānyā raṇāvaniḥ || 6 ||
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na śastraiḥ paramairyukto na ca yuddhaviśāradaḥ |
navāstraiḥ śūrakoṭīnāṃ tajjñaḥ samarabhūmiṣu || 7 ||
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kevalaṃ puṣpakhaṇḍeṣu nagaropavaneṣu ca |
udyānavanakuñjeṣu sadaiva pariśīlanam || 8 ||
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vihartumeṣa jānāti saha rājakumārakaiḥ |
kīrṇapuṣpopahārāsu svakāsvajirabhūmiṣu || 9 ||
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adya tvatitarāṃ brahmanmama bhāgyaviparyayāt |
himeneva hi padmābhaḥ saṃpanno hariṇaḥ kṛśaḥ || 10 ||
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nāttumannāni śaknoti na vihartuṃ gṛhāvanim |
antaḥkhedaparītātmā tūṣṇīṃ tiṣṭhati kevalam || 11 ||
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sadāraḥ sahabhṛtyo'haṃ tatkṛte munināyaka |
śaradīva payovāho nūnaṃ niḥsāratāṃ gataḥ || 12 ||
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īdṛśo'sau suto bāla ādhinā'tha vaśīkṛtaḥ |
kathaṃ dadāmi taṃ tubhyaṃ yoddhuṃ saha niśācaraiḥ || 13 ||
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api bālāṅganāsaṅgādapi sādho sudhārasāt |
rājyādapi sukhāyaiva putrasneho mahāmate || 14 ||
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ye durantā mahārambhāstriṣu lokeṣu khedadāḥ |
putrasnehena santo'pi kurvate tānasaṃśayam || 15 ||
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asavo'tha dhanaṃ dārāstyajyante mānavaiḥ sukham |
na putro muniśārdūla svabhāvo hyeṣa jantuṣu || 16 ||
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rākṣasāḥ krūrakarmāṇaḥ kūṭayuddhaviśāradāḥ |
rāmastānyodhayatvitthaṃ yuktirevātiduḥsahā || 17 ||
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viprayukto hi rāmeṇa muhūrtamapi notsahe |
jīvituṃ jīvitākāṃkṣī ca rāmaṃ netumarhasi || 18 ||
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navavarṣasahasrāṇi mama jātasya kauśika |
duḥkhenotpāditāstvete catvāraḥ putrakā mayā || 19 ||
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pradhānabhūtasteṣveva rāmaḥ kamalalocanaḥ |
taṃ vineha trayo'pyanye dhārayanti na jīvitam || 20 ||
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sa eva rāmo bhavatā nīyate rākṣasānprati |
yadi tatputrahīnaṃ tvaṃ mṛtamevāśu viddhi mām || 21 ||
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caturṇāmātmajānāṃ hi prītiratraiva me parā |
jyeṣṭhaṃ dharmamayaṃ tasmānna rāmaṃ netumarhasi || 22 ||
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niśācarabalaṃ hantuṃ mune yadi tavepsitam |
caturaṅgasamāyuktaṃ mayā saha balaṃ naya || 23 ||
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kiṃvīryā rākṣasāste tu kasya putrāḥ kathaṃ ca te |
kiyatpramāṇāḥ ke caiva iti varṇaya me sphuṭam || 24 ||
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kathaṃ tena prakartavyaṃ teṣāṃ rāmeṇa rakṣasām |
māmakairbālakairbrahmanmayā vā kūṭayodhinām || 25 ||
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sarvaṃ me śaṃsa bhagavanyathā teṣāṃ mahāraṇe |
sthātavyaṃ duṣṭabhāgyānāṃ vīryotsiktā hi rākṣasāḥ || 26 ||
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śrūyate hi mahāvīryo rāvaṇo nāma rākṣasaḥ |
sākṣādvaiśravaṇabhrātā putro viśravaso muneḥ || 27 ||
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sa cettava makhe vighnaṃ karoti kila durmatiḥ |
tatsaṃgrāme na śaktāḥ smo vayaṃ tasya durātmanaḥ || 28 ||
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kāle kāle pṛthagbrahmanbhūrivīryavibhūtayaḥ |
bhūteṣvabhyudayaṃ yānti pralīyante ca kālataḥ || 29 ||
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adyāsmiṃstu vayaṃ kāle rāvaṇādiṣu śatruṣu |
na samarthāḥ puraḥ sthātuṃ niyatereṣa niścayaḥ || 30 ||
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tasmātprasādaṃ dharmajña kuru tvaṃ mama putrake |
mama caivālpabhāgyasya bhavānhi paradaivatam || 31 ||
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devadānavagandharvā yakṣāḥ patagapannagāḥ |
na śaktā rāvaṇaṃ yoddhuṃ kiṃ punaḥ puruṣā yudhi || 32 ||
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mahāvīryavatāṃ vīryamādatte yudhi rākṣasaḥ |
tena sārdhaṃ na śaktāḥ sma saṃyuge tasya bālakaiḥ || 33 ||
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ayamanyatamaḥ kālaḥ pelavīkṛtasajjanaḥ |
rāghavo'pi gato dainyaṃ yato vārdhakajarjaraḥ || 34 ||
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athavā lavaṇaṃ brahmanyajñaghnaṃ taṃ madhoḥ sutam |
kathayatvasuraprakhyaṃ naiva mokṣyāmi putrakam || 35 ||
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sundopasundayoścaiva putrau vaivasvatopamau |
yajñavighnakarau brūhi na te dāsyāmi putrakam || 36 ||
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atha neṣyasi cedbrahmaṃstaddhato'smyahameva te |
anyathā tu na paśyāmi śāśvataṃ jayamātmanaḥ || 37 ||
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ityuktvā mṛdu vacanaṃ raghūdvaho'sau kallole munimatasaṃśaye nimagnaḥ |
nājñāsītkṣaṇamapi niścayaṃ mahātmā prodvīcāviva jaladhau sa muhyamānaḥ || 38 ||
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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 VIII

Cover of edition (1891)

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

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Yoga Vasistha Maha Ramayana (Gujarati)
by Sahitya Sangam, Allahabad (0)

[યોગ વસિષ્ઠએ] 9788192776460.

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Cover of edition (2019)

Vasishtha Rama Samvadam (Telugu)
by Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad (2019)

Set of 4 Volumes; 9789383972142.

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Cover of edition (2009)

The Yogavasistha (Hindi translation)
by Khemraj Shrikrishnadass (2009)

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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