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 XVIII

śrīrāma uvāca |
ārdrāntratantrīgahano vikārī paripātavān |
dehaḥ sphurati saṃsāre so'pi duḥkhāya kevalam || 1 ||
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ajño'pi tajjñasadṛśo valitātmacamatkṛtiḥ |
yuktyā bhavyo'pyabhavyo'pi na jaḍo nāpi cetanaḥ || 2 ||
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jaḍājaḍadṛśormadhye dolāyitadurāśayaḥ |
avivekī vimūḍhātmā mohameva prayacchati || 3 ||
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stokenānandamāyāti stokenāyāti kheditām |
nāsti dehasamaḥ śocyo nīco guṇabahiṣkṛtaḥ || 4 ||
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āgamāpāyinā nityaṃ dantakesaraśālinā |
vikāsasmitapuṣpeṇa pratikṣaṇamalaṃkṛtaḥ || 5 ||
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bhujaśākho ghanaskandho dvijastambhaśubhasthitiḥ |
locanālivilākrāntaḥ śiraḥpīṭhabṛhatphalaḥ || 6 ||
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śravadantarasagrasto hastapādasupallavaḥ |
gulmavānkāryasaṃghāto vihaṅgamakṛtāspadaḥ || 7 ||
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sacchāyo dehavṛkṣo'yaṃ jīvapānthagaṇāspadaḥ |
kasyātmīyaḥ kasya para āsthānāsthe kilātra ke || 8 ||
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tāta saṃtaraṇārthena gṛhītāyāṃ punaḥpunaḥ |
nāvi dehalatāyāṃ ca kasya syādātmabhāvanā || 9 ||
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dehanāmni vane śūnye bahugartasamākule |
tanūruhāsaṃkhyatarau viśvāsaṃ ko'dhigacchati || 10 ||
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māṃsasnāyvasthivalite śarīrapaṭahe'dṛḍhe |
mārjāravadahaṃ tāta tiṣṭhāmyatra gatadhvanau || 11 ||
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saṃsārāraṇyasaṃrūḍho vilasaccittamarkaṭaḥ |
cintāmañjaritākāro dīrghaduḥkhaghuṇakṣataḥ || 12 ||
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tṛṣṇābhujaṅgamīgehaṃ kopa kāka kṛtālayaḥ |
smitapuṇyodgamaḥ śrīmāñchubhāśubhamahāphalaḥ || 13 ||
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suskandhoghalatājālo hastastabakasundaraḥ |
pavanaspanditāśeṣasvāṅgāvayavapallavaḥ || 14 ||
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sarvendriyakhagādhāraḥ sujānustambha unnataḥ |
sarasacchāyayā yuktaḥ kāmapānthaniṣevitaḥ || 15 ||
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mūrdhasaṃjanitā''dīrghaśiroruhatṛṇāvaliḥ |
ahaṃkāragṛdhrakṛtakulāyaḥ suṣirodaraḥ || 16 ||
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vicchinnavāsanājālamūlatvāddurlavākṛtiḥ |
vyāyāmavirasaḥ kāyaplakṣo'yaṃ na sukhāya me || 17 ||
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kalevaramahaṃkāragṛhasthasya mahāgṛham |
luṭhatvabhyetu vā sthairyaṃ kimanena mune mama || 18 ||
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paṅktibaddhendriyapaśuṃ valattṛṣṇāgṛhāṅganam |
rāgarañjitasarvāṅgaṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 19 ||
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pṛṣṭhāsthikāṣṭhasaṃghaṭṭaparisaṃkaṭakoṭaram |
āntrarajjubhirābaddhaṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 20 ||
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prasṛtasnāyutantrīkaṃ raktāmbukṛtakardamam |
jarāmaṅkoladhavalaṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 21 ||
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cittabhṛtyakṛtānantaceṣṭāvaṣṭabdhasaṃsthiti |
mithyāmohamahāsthūṇaṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 22 ||
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duḥkhārbhakakṛtākrandaṃ sukhaśayyāmanoramam |
durīhādagdhadāsīkaṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 23 ||
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malāḍhyaviṣayavyūhabhāṇḍopaskarasaṃkaṭam |
ajñānakṣāravalitaṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 24 ||
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gulphagugguluviśrāntajānūrdhvastambhamastakam |
dīghadordārusudṛḍhaṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 25 ||
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prakaṭākṣagavākṣāntaḥ krīḍatprajñāgṛhāṅganam |
cintāduhitṛkaṃ brahmanneṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 26 ||
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mūrdhajācchādanacchannakarṇaśrīcandraśālikam |
ādīrghāṅgulinirvyūhaṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 27 ||
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sarvāṅgakuḍyasaṃghātaghanaromayavāṅkuram |
saṃśūnyapeṭavivaraṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 28 ||
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nakhorṇanābhinilayaṃ saramāraṇitāntaram |
bhāṅkārakāripavanaṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 29 ||
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praveśanirgamavyagravātavegamanāratam |
vitatākṣagavākṣaṃ tanneṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 30 ||
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jihvāmarkaṭikākrāntavadanadvārabhīṣaṇam |
dṛṣṭadantāsthiśakalaṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛha mama || 31 ||
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tvaksudhālepamasṛṇaṃ yantrasaṃcāracañcalam |
manaḥ sadākhunotkhātaṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 32 ||
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smitadīpaprabhodbhāsi kṣaṇamānandasundaram |
kṣaṇaṃ vyāptaṃ tamaḥpūrairneṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 33 ||
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samastarogāyatanaṃ valīpalitapattanam |
sarvādhisāragahanaṃ neṣṭaṃ dehagṛhaṃ mama || 34 ||
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akṣarkṣakṣobhaviṣamā śūnyā niḥsārakoṭarā |
tamogahanadikkuñjā neṣṭā dehāṭavī mama || 35 ||
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dehālayaṃ dhārayituṃ na śaknomi munīśvara |
paṅkamagnaṃ samuddhartuṃ gajamalpabalo yathā || 36 ||
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kiṃ śriyā kiṃ ca rājyena kiṃ kāyena kimīhitaiḥ |
dinaiḥ katipayaireva kālaḥ sarvaṃ nikṛntati || 37 ||
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raktamāṃsamayasyāsya sabāhyābhyantaraṃ mune |
nāśaikadharmiṇo brūhi kaiva kāyasya ramyatā || 38 ||
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maraṇāvasare kāyā jīvaṃ nānusaranti ye |
teṣu tāta kṛtaghneṣu kaivāsthā vada dhīmatām || 39 ||
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mattebhakarṇāgracalaḥ kāyo lambāmbubhaṅguraḥ |
na saṃtyajati māṃ yāvattāvadenaṃ tyajāmyaham || 40 ||
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pavanaspandataralaḥ pelavaḥ kāyapallavaḥ |
jarjarastanuvṛttaśca neṣṭo me kaṭunīrasaḥ || 41 ||
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bhuktvā pītvā ciraṃ kālaṃ bālapallavapelavām |
tanutāmetya yatnena vināśamanudhāvati || 42 ||
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tānyeva sukhaduḥkhāni bhāvābhāvamayānyasau |
bhūyo'pyanubhavankāyaḥ prākṛto hi na lajjate || 43 ||
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suciraṃ prabhutāṃ kṛtvā saṃsevya vibhavaśriyam |
nocchrāyameti na sthairyaṃ kāyaḥ kimiti pālyate || 44 ||
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jarākāle jarāmeti mṛtyukāle tathā mṛtim |
sama evāviśeṣajñaḥ kāyo bhogidaridrayoḥ || 45 ||
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saṃsārāmbhodhijaṭhare tṛṣṇākuharakāntare |
suptastiṣṭhati mukteho mūko'yaṃ kāyakacchapaḥ || 46 ||
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dahanaikārthayogyāni kāyakāṣṭhāni bhūriśaḥ |
saṃsārābdhāvihohyante kaṃcitteṣu naraṃ viduḥ || 47 ||
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dīrghadaurātmyavalayā nipātaphalapātayā |
na dehalatayā kāryaṃ kiṃcidasti vivekinaḥ || 48 ||
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majjankardamakośeṣu jhaṭityeva jarāṃ gataḥ |
na jñāyate yātyacirātkaḥ kathaṃ dehadarduraḥ || 49 ||
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niḥsārasakalārambhāḥ kāyāścapalavāyavaḥ |
rajomārgeṇa gacchanto dṛśyante neha kenacit || 50 ||
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vāyordīpasya manaso gacchato jñāyate gatiḥ |
āgacchataśca bhagavañcharīrasya kadācana || 51 ||
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baddhāsthā ye śarīreṣu baddhāsthā ye jagatsthitau |
tānmohamadironmattāndhigdhigastu punaḥpunaḥ || 52 ||
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nāhaṃ dehasya no deho mama nāyamahaṃ tathā |
iti viśrāntacittā ye te mune puruṣottamāḥ || 53 ||
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mānāvamānabahulā bahulābhamanoramāḥ |
śarīramātrabaddhāsthaṃ ghnanti doṣadṛśo naram || 54 ||
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śarīraśvabhraśāyinyā piśācyā peśalāṅgayā |
ahaṃkāracamatkṛtyā chalena chalitā vayam || 55 ||
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prajñā varākā sarvaiva kāyabaddhāsthayānayā |
mithyājñānakurākṣasyā chalitā kaṣṭamekikā || 56 ||
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na kiṃcidapi dṛśye'sminsatyaṃ tena hatātmanā |
citraṃ dagdhaśarīreṇa janatā vipralabhyate || 57 ||
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dinaiḥ katipayaireva nirjharāmbukaṇo yathā |
patatyayamayatnena jaraṭhaḥ kāyapallavaḥ || 58 ||
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kāyo'yamacirāpāyo budbudo'mbunidhāviva |
vyarthaṃ kāryaparāvarte parisphurati niṣphalaḥ || 59 ||
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mithyājñānavikāre'sminsvapnasaṃbhramapattane |
kāye sphuṭatarāpāye kṣaṇamāsthā na me dvija || 60 ||
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taḍitsu śaradabhreṣu gandharvanagareṣu ca |
sthairyaṃ yena vinirṇītaṃ sa viśvasitu vigrahe || 61 ||
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satatabhaṅgurakāryaparamparā vijayijātajayaṃ haṭhavṛttiṣu |
prabaladoṣamidaṃ tu kalevaraṃ tṛṇamivāhamapohya sukhaṃ sthitaḥ || 62 ||
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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 XVIII

Hitopadesha edition (1891)

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

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