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 XXI

śrīrāma uvāca |
māṃsapāñcālikāyāstu yantralole'ṅgapañjare |
snāyvasthigranthiśālinyāḥ striyāḥ kimiva śobhanaṃ || 1 ||
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tvaṅmāṃsaraktabāṣpāmbu pṛthakkṛtvā vilocanam |
samālokaya ramyaṃ cetkiṃ mudhā parimuhyasi || 2 ||
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itaḥ keśā ito raktamitīyaṃ pramadātanuḥ |
kimetayā ninditayā karoti vipulāśayaḥ || 3 ||
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vāsovilepanairyāni lālitāni punaḥ punaḥ |
tānyaṅgānyaṅga luṇṭhanti kravyādāḥ sarvadehinām || 4 ||
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meruśrṛṃgataṭollāsigaṃgājalarayopamā |
dṛṣṭā yasminstane muktāhārasyollāsaśālitā || 5 ||
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śmaśāneṣu diganteṣu sa eva lalanāstanaḥ |
śvabhirāsvādyate kāle laghupiṇḍa ivāndhasaḥ || 5 ||
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raktamāṃsāsthidigdhāni karabhasya yathā vane |
tathaivāṅgāni kāminyāstāṃ pratyapi hi ko grahaḥ || 7 ||
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āpātaramaṇīyatvaṃ kalpate kevalaṃ striyāḥ |
manye tadapi nāstyatra mune mohaikakāraṇam || 8 ||
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vipulollāsadāyinyā madamanmathapūrvakam |
ko viśeṣo vikāriṇyā madirāyāḥ striyāstathā || 9 ||
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lalanālānasaṃlīnā mune mānavadantinaḥ |
prabodhaṃ nādhigacchanti dṛḍhairapi śamāṅkuśaiḥ || 10 ||
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keśakajjaladhāriṇyo duḥsparśā locanapriyāḥ |
duṣkṛtāgniśikhā nāryo dahanti tṛṇavannaram || 11 ||
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jvalatāmatidūre'pi sarasā api nīrasāḥ |
striyo hi narakāgnīnāmindhanaṃ cāru dāruṇam || 12 ||
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vikīrṇākārakabarī tarattārakalocanā |
purṇendubimbavadanā kusumotkarahāsinī || 13 ||
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līlāvilolapuruṣā kāryasaṃhārakāriṇī |
paraṃ vimohanaṃ buddheḥ kāminī dīrghayāminī || 14 ||
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puṣpābhirāmamadhurā karapallavaśālinī |
bhramarākṣivilāsāḍhyā stanastabakadhāriṇī || 15 ||
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puṣpakesaragaurāṅgī naramāraṇatatparā |
dadātyunmattavaivaśyaṃ kāntā viṣalatā yathā || 16 ||
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satkāryocchvāsamātreṇa bhujaṅgadalanotkayā |
kāntayoddhriyate jantuḥ karabhyevorago bilāt || 17 ||
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kāmanāmnā kirātena vikīrṇā mugdhacetasām |
nāryo naravihaṃgānāmaṅgabandhanavāgurāḥ || 18 ||
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lalanāvipulālāne manomattamataṃgajaḥ |
ratiśṛṅkhalayā brahmanbaddhastiṣṭhati mūkavat || 19 ||
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janmapalvalamatsyānāṃ cittakardamacāriṇām |
puṃsāṃ durvāsanārajjurnārī baḍiśapiṇḍikā || 20 ||
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manduraṃ ca turaṅgāṇāmālānamiva dantinām |
puṃsāṃ mantra ivāhīnāṃ bandhanaṃ vāmalocanā || 21 ||
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nānārasavatī citrā bhogabhūmiriyaṃ mune |
striyamāśritya saṃyātā parāmiha hi saṃsthitim || 22 ||
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sarveṣāṃ doṣaratnānāṃ susamudgikayā'nayā |
duḥkhaśṛṅkhalayā nityamalamastu mama striyā || 23 ||
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kiṃ stanena kimakṣṇā vā kiṃ nitambena kiṃ bhuvā |
māṃsamātraikasāreṇa karomyahamavastunā || 24 ||
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ito māṃsamito raktamito'sthīnīti vāsaraiḥ |
brahmankatipayaireva yāti strī viśarārutām || 25 ||
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yāstāta puruṣaiḥ sthūlairlalitā manujaiḥ priyāḥ |
tā mune pravibhaktāṅgyaḥ svapanti pitṛbhūmiṣu || 26 ||
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yasminghanatarasnehaṃ mukhe patrāṅkurāḥ striyaḥ |
kāntena racitā brahmanpīyate tena jaṅgale || 27 ||
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keśāḥ śmaśānavṛkṣeṣu yānti cāmaralekhikām |
asthīnyuḍuvadābhānti dinairavanimaṇḍale || 28 ||
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pibanti pāṃsavo raktaṃ kravyādāścāpyanekaśaḥ |
carmāṇi ca śivā bhuṅkte khaṃ yānti prāṇavāyavaḥ || 29 ||
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ityeṣā lalanāṅgānāmacireṇaiva bhāvinī |
sthitirmayā vaḥ kathitā kiṃ bhrāntimanudhāvatha || 30 ||
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bhūtapañcakasaṃghaṭṭasaṃsthānaṃ lalanābhidham |
rasādabhipatatvetatkathaṃ nāma dhiyānvitaḥ || 31 ||
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śākhāpratānagahanā kaṭvamlaphalamālinī |
sutālottālatāmeti cintā kāntānusāriṇī || 32 ||
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kāndigbhūtatayā ceto ghanagardhāndhamākulam |
paraṃ mohamupādatte yūthabhraṣṭamṛgo yathā || 33 ||
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śocyatāṃ paramāṃ yāti taruṇastaruṇīparaḥ |
nibaddhaḥ kariṇīlolo vindhyakhāte yathā gajaḥ || 34 ||
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yasya strī tasya bhogecchā niḥstrīkasya kva bhogabhūḥ |
striyaṃ tyaktvā jagattyaktaṃ jagattyaktvā sukhī bhavet || 35 ||
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āpātamātraramaṇeṣu sudustareṣu bhogeṣu nāhamalipakṣaticañcaleṣu |
brahmanrame maraṇarogajarādibhītyā śāmyāmyahaṃ paramupaimi padaṃ prayatnāt || 36 ||
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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 XXI

Hitopadesha edition (1891)

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

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