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 XVII

saptadaśaḥ sargaḥ śrīrāma uvāca |
hārdāndhakāraśarvaryā tṛṣṇayeha durantayā |
sphuranti cetanākāśe doṣakauśikapaṅkatayaḥ || 1 ||
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antardāhapradāyinyā samūḍharasamārdavaḥ |
paṅka ādityadīptyeva śoṣaṃ nīto'smi cintayā || 2 ||
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mama cittamahāraṇyevyāmohatimirākule |
śūnye tāṇḍavinī jātā bhṛśamāśāpiśācikā || 3 ||
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vacoracitanīhārā kāñcanopavanojjvalā |
nūnaṃ vikāsamāyāti cintācaṇakamañjarī || 4 ||
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alamantarbhramāyaiva tṛṣṇātaralitāśayā |
āyātā viṣamollāsamūrmirambunidhāviva || 5 ||
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uddāmakallolaravā dehādrau vahatīha me |
taraṅgataralākārā tarattṛṣṇātaraṅgiṇī || 6 ||
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vegaṃ saroddhumudito vātyayeva jarattṛṇam |
nītaḥ kaluṣayā kvāpi tṛṣṇayā cittacātakaḥ || 7 ||
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yāṃ yāmahamatīvāsthāṃ saṃśrayāmi guṇaśriyām |
tāṃ tāṃ kṛntati me tṛṣṇā tantrīmiva kumūṣikā || 8 ||
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payasīva jaratparṇaṃ vāyāviva jarattṛṇam |
nabhasīva śaranmeghaścintācakre bhramāmyaham || 9 ||
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gantumāspadamātmīyamasamarthadhiyo vayam |
cintājāle vimuhyāmo jāle śakunayo yathā || 10 ||
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tṛṣṇābhidhānayā tāta dagdho'smi jvālayā tathā |
yathā dāhopaśamanamāśaṃke nāmṛtairapi || 11 ||
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dūraṃ dūramito gatvā sametya ca punaḥpunaḥ |
bhramatyāśu diganteṣu tṛṣṇonmattā turaṅgamī || 12 ||
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jaḍasaṃsargiṇī tṛṣṇā kṛtordhvādhogamāgamā |
kṣubdhā granthimatī nityamāraghaṭṭāgrarajjuvat || 13 ||
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antargrathitayā dehe sarvaduśchedayā'nayā |
rajjvevāśu balīvardastṛṣṇayā vāhyate janaḥ || 14 ||
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putramitrakalatrāditṛṣṇayā nityakṛṣṭayā |
khageṣviva kirātyedaṃ jālaṃ lokeṣu racyate || 15 ||
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bhīṣayatyapi dhīraṃ māmandhayatyapi sekṣaṇam |
khedayatyapi sānandaṃ tṛṣṇākṛṣṇeva śarvarī || 16 ||
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kuṭilā komalasparśā viṣavaiṣamyaśaṃsinī |
daśatyapi manākspṛṣṭā tṛṣṇā kṛṣṇeva bhoginī || 17 ||
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bhindatī hṛdayaṃ puṃsāṃ māyāmayavidhāyinī |
daurbhāgyadāyinī dīnā tṛṣṇā kṛṣṇeva rākṣasī || 18 ||
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tandrītantrīgaṇaiḥ kośaṃ dadhānā pariveṣṭitam |
nānande rājate brahmaṃstṛṣṇā jarjaravallakī || 19 ||
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nityamevātimalinā kaṭukonmādadāyinī |
dīrghatantrī ghanasnehā tṛṣṇā gahvaravallarī || 20 ||
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anānandakarī śūnyā niṣphalā vyarthamunnatā |
amaṅgalakarī krūrā tṛṣṇā kṣīṇeva mañjarī || 21 ||
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anāvarjitacittāpi sarvamevānudhāvati |
na cāpnoti phalaṃ kiṃcittṛṣṇā jīrṇeva kāminī || 22 ||
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saṃsāravṛnde mahati nānārasasamākule |
bhuvanābhogaraṅgeṣu tṛṣṇā jaraṭhanartakī || 23 ||
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jarākusumitārūḍhā pātotpātaphalāvaliḥ |
saṃsārajaṃgale dīrghe tṛṣṇā viṣalatā tatā || 24 ||
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yanna śakroti tatrāpi dhatte tāṇḍavitāṃ gatim |
nṛtyatyānandarahitaṃ tṛṣṇā jīrṇeva nartakī || 25 ||
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bhṛśaṃ sphurati nīhāre śāmyatyāloka āgate |
durlaṅghayeṣu padaṃ dhatte cintā capalabarhiṇī || 26 ||
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jaḍakallolabahulā ciraṃ śūnyāntarāntarā |
kṣaṇamullāsamāyāti tṛṣṇā prāvṛṭtaraṅgiṇī || 27 ||
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naṣṭamutsṛjya tiṣṭhantaṃ tṛṣṇā vṛkṣamivāparam |
puruṣātpuruṣaṃ yāti tṛṣṇā loleva pakṣiṇī || 28 ||
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padaṃ karotyalaṅghye'pi tṛptāpi phalamīhate |
ciraṃ tiṣṭhati naikatra tṛṣṇā capalamarkaṭī || 29 ||
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idaṃ kṛtvedamāyāti sarvamevāsamañjasam |
anārataṃ ca yatate tṛṣṇā ceṣṭeva daivikī || 30 ||
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kṣaṇamāyāti pātālaṃ kṣaṇaṃ yāti nabhasthalam |
kṣaṇaṃ bhramati dikkuñje tṛṣṇā hṛtpadmaṣaṭpadī || 31 ||
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sarvasaṃsāradoṣāṇāṃ tṛṣṇaikā dīrghaduḥkhadā |
antaḥpurasthamapi yā yojayatyatisaṃkaṭe || 32 ||
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prayacchati paraṃ jāḍyaṃ paramālokarodhinī |
mohanīhāragahanā tṛṣṇā jaladamālikā || 33 ||
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sarveṣāṃ jantujātānāṃ saṃsāravyavahāriṇām |
pariprotamanomālā tṛṣṇā bandhanarajjuvat || 34 ||
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vicitravarṇā viguṇā dīrghā malinasaṃsthitiḥ |
śūnyā śūnyapadā tṛṣṇā śakrakārmukadharmiṇī || 35 ||
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aśanirguṇasasyānāṃ phalitā śaradāpadām |
himaṃ saṃvitsarojānāṃ tamasāṃ dīrghayāminī || 36 ||
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saṃsāranāṭakanaṭī kāryālayavihaṃgamī |
mānasāraṇyahariṇī smarasaṃgītavallakī || 37 ||
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vyavahārābdhilaharī mohamātaṅgaśrṛṅkhalā |
sarganyagrodhasulatā duḥkhakairavacandrikā || 38 ||
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jarāmaraṇaduḥkhānāmekā ratnasamudgikā |
ādhivyādhivilāsānāṃ nityaṃ mattā vilāsinī || 39 ||
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kṣaṇamālokavimalā sāndhakāralavā kṣaṇam |
vyomavīthyupamā tṛṣṇā nīhāragahanā kṣaṇam || 40 ||
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gacchatyupaśamaṃ tṛṣṇā kāyavyāyāmaśāntaye |
tamī ghanatamaḥkṛṣṇā yathā rakṣonivṛttaye || 41 ||
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tāvanmuhyatyayaṃ mūko loko vilulitāśayaḥ |
yāvadevānusaṃdhatte tṛṣṇā viṣaviṣūcikā || 42 ||
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loko'yamakhilaṃ duḥkhaṃ cintayojjhitayojjhati |
tṛṣṇāviṣūcikāmantraścintātyāgo hi kathyate || 43 ||
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tṛṇapāṣāṇakāṣṭhādisarvamāmiṣaśaṅkayā |
ādadānā sphuratyante tṛṣṇā matsyī hrade yathā || 44 ||
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rogārtiraṅganātṛṣṇā gambhīramapi mānavam |
uttānatāṃ nayantyāśu sūryāṃśava ivāmbujam || 45 ||
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antaḥśūnyā granthimatyo dīrghasvāṅkurakaṇṭakāḥ |
muktāmaṇipriyā nityaṃ tṛṣṇā veṇulatā iva || 46 ||
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aho bata mahaccitraṃ tṛṣṇāmapi mahādhiyaḥ |
ducchedāmapi kṛntanti vivekenāmalāsinā || 47 ||
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nāsidhārā na vajrārcirna taptāyaḥkaṇārciṣaḥ |
tathā tīkṣṇā yathā brahmaṃstṛṣṇeyaṃ hṛdi saṃsthitā || 48 ||
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ujjvalā'sitatīkṣṇāgrā snehadīrghadaśā parā |
prakāśā dāhaduḥsparśā tṛṣṇā dīpaśikhā iva || 49 ||
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api merusamaṃ prājñamapi śūramapi sthiram |
tṛṇīkaroti tṛṣṇaikā nimeṣeṇa narottamam || 50 ||
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saṃstīrṇagahanā bhīmā ghanajālarajomayī |
sāndhakārogranīhārā tṛṣṇā vindhyamahātaṭī || 51 ||
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ekaiva sarvabhuvanāntaralabdhalakṣyā durlakṣyatāmupagataiva vapuḥsthitaiva |
tṛṣṇā sthitā jagati cañcalavīcimāle kṣīrodakāmbutarale madhureva śaktiḥ || 52 ||
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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 XVII

Hitopadesha edition (1891)

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

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