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 I

vālmīkiruvāca |
iti nādena mahatā vacasyukte sabhāgataiḥ |
rāmamagragataṃ prītyā viśvāmitro'bhyabhāṣata || 1 ||
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na rāghava tavāstyanyajjñeyaṃ jñānavatāṃ vara |
svayaiva sūkṣmayā buddhyā sarvaṃ vijñātavānasi || 2 ||
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kevalaṃ mārjanāmātraṃ manāgevopayujyate |
svabhāvavimale nityaṃ svabuddhimukure tava || 3 ||
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bhagavadvyāsaputrasya śukasyeva matistava |
viśrāntimātramevāntarjñātajñeyāpyapekṣate || 4 ||
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śrīrāma uvāca |
bhagavadvyāsaputrasya śukasya bhagavankatham |
jñeye'pyādau na viśrāntaṃ viśrāntaṃ ca dhiyā punaḥ || 5 ||
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viśvāmitra uvāca |
ātmodantasamaṃ rāma kathyamānamidaṃ mayā |
śrṛṇu vyāsātmajodantaṃ janmanāmantakāraṇam || 6 ||
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yo'yamañjanaśailābho niviṣṭo hemaviṣṭare |
pārśve tava piturvyāso bhagavānbhāskaradyutiḥ || 7 ||
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asyābhūdinduvadanastanayo nayakovidaḥ |
śuko nāma mahāprājño yajño mūrtyeva susthitaḥ || 8 ||
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pravicārayato lokayātrāmalamimāṃ hṛdi |
taveva kila tasyāpi viveka udbhūdayam || 9 ||
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tenāsau svavivekena svayameva mahāmanāḥ |
pravicārya ciraṃ cāru yatsatyaṃ tadavāptavān || 10 ||
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svayaṃ prāpte pare vastunyaviśrāntamanāḥ sthitaḥ |
idaṃ vastviti viśvāsaṃ nāsāvātmanyupāyayau || 11 ||
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kevalaṃ virarāmāsya ceto vigatacāpalam |
bhogebhyo bhūribhaṅgebhyo dhārābhya iva cātakaḥ || 12 ||
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ekadā so'malaprajño merāvekāntasusthitam |
papraccha pitaraṃ bhaktyā kṛṣṇadvaipāyanaṃ munim || 13 ||
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saṃsārāḍambaramidaṃ kathamabhyutthitaṃ mune |
kathaṃ ca praśamaṃ yāti kiyatkasya kadeti vā || 14 ||
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iti pṛṣṭena muninā vyāsenākhilamātmaje |
yathāvadamalaṃ proktaṃ vaktavyaṃ viditātmanā || 15 ||
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ā'jñāsiṣaṃ pūrvametadahamityatha tatpituḥ |
sa śukaḥ śubhayā buddhyā na vākyaṃ bahvamanyata || 16 ||
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vyāso'pi bhagavānbuddhavā putrābhiprāyamīdṛśam |
pratyuvāca punaḥ putraṃ nāhaṃ jānāmi tattvataḥ || 17 ||
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janako nāma bhūpālo vidyate vasudhātale |
yathāvadvettyasau vedyaṃ tasmātsarvamavāpsyasi || 18 ||
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pitretyukte śukaḥ prāyātsumerorvasudhātale |
videhanagarīṃ prāpa janakenābhipālitām || 19 ||
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āvedito'sau yāṣṭīkairjanakāya mahātmane |
dvāri vyāsasuto rājañśuko'tra sthitavāniti || 20 ||
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jijñāsārthaṃ śukasyāsāvāstāmevetyavajñayā |
uktvā babhūva janakastūṣṇīṃ sapta dinānyatha || 21 ||
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tataḥ praveśayāmāsa janakaḥ śukamaṅgaṇam |
tatrāhāni sa saptaiva tathaivāvasadunmanāḥ || 22 ||
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atha praveśayāmāsa janako'ntaḥpuraṃ śukam |
rājā na dṛśyate tāvaditi sapta dināni ca || 23 ||
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tatronmadābhiḥ kāntābhirbhojanairbhogasaṃcayaiḥ |
janako lālayāmāsa śukaṃ śaśisamānanam || 24 ||
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te bhogāstāni duḥkhāni vyāsaputrasya tanmanaḥ |
nājahnurmandapavanā baddhapīṭhamivācalam || 25 ||
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kevalaṃ susamaḥ svastho maunī muditamānasaḥ |
atiṣṭhatsa śukastatra saṃpūrṇa iva candramāḥ || 26 ||
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parijñātasvabhāvaṃ taṃ śukaṃ sa janako nṛpaḥ |
ānītaṃ muditātmānamavalokya nanāma ha || 27 ||
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niḥśeṣitajagatkāryaṃ prāptākhilamanoratha |
kimīpsitaṃ tavetyāśu kṛtasvāgatamāha tam || 28 ||
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śrīśuka uvāca |
saṃsārāḍambaramidaṃ kathamabhyutthitaṃ guro |
kathaṃ praśamamāyāti yathāvatkathayāśu me || 29 ||
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viśvāmitra uvāca |
janakeneti pṛṣṭena śukasya kathitaṃ tadā |
tadeva yatpurā proktaṃ tasya pitrā mahātmanā || 30 ||
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śrīśuka uvāca |
svayameva mayā pūrvametajjñātaṃ vivekataḥ |
etadeva ca pṛṣṭena pitrā me samudāhṛtam || 31 ||
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bhavatāpyeṣa evārthaḥ kathito vāgvidāṃ vara |
eṣa eva ca vākyārthaḥ śāstreṣu paridṛśyate || 32 ||
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yathāyaṃ svavikalpotthaḥ svavikalpaparikṣayāt |
kṣīyate dagdhasaṃsāro niḥsāra iti niścayaḥ || 33 ||
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tatkimetanmahābāho satyaṃ brūhi mamācalam |
tvatto viśrāntimāpnomi cetasā bhramatā jagat || 34 ||
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janaka uvāca |
nātaḥ parataraḥ kaścinniścayo'styaparo mune |
svayameva tvayā jñātaṃ gurutaśca punaḥ śrutam || 35 ||
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avicchinnacidātmaikaḥ pumānastīha netarat |
svasaṃkalpavaśādbaddho niḥsaṃkalpaśca mucyate || 36 ||
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tena tvayā sphuṭaṃ jñātaṃ jñeyaṃ yasya mahātmanaḥ |
bhogebhyo viratirjātā dṛśyātprāksakalādiha || 37 ||
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tava bāla mahāvīra matirviratimāgatā |
bhogebhyo dīrgharogebhyaḥkimanyacchrotumicchasi || 38 ||
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na tathā pūrṇatā jātā sarvajñānamahānidheḥ |
tiṣṭhatastapasi sphāre pitustava yathā tava || 39 ||
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vyāsādadhika evāhaṃ vyāsaśiṣyo'si tatsutaḥ |
bhogecchātānaveneha matto'pyatyadhiko bhavān || 40 ||
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prāptaṃ prāptavyamakhilaṃ bhavatā pūrṇacetasā |
na dṛśye patasi brahmanmuktastvaṃ bhrāntimutsṛja || 41 ||
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anuśiṣṭaḥ sa ityevaṃ janakena mahātmanā |
atiṣṭhatsa śukastūṣṇīṃ svacche paramavastuni || 42 ||
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vītaśokabhayāyāso nirīhaśchinnasaṃśayaḥ |
jagāma śikharaṃ meroḥ samādhyarthamaninditam || 43 ||
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tatra varṣasahasrāṇi nirvikalpasamādhinā |
daśa sthitvā śaśāmāsāvātmanyasnehadīpavat || 44 ||
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vyapagatakalanākalaṅkaśuddhaḥ svayamamalātmani pāvane pade'sau |
salilakaṇa ivāmbudhau mahātmā vigalitavāsanamekatāṃ jagāma || 45 ||
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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 I

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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