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 LIII

śrīvasiṣṭha uvāca |
athāpṛcchatsutastatra jambūdvīpe mahāniśi |
kadambāgrāvacūḍasthaṃ pitaraṃ pāvanāśayam || 1 ||
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putra uvāca |
ko'sau khottha iti khyāto bhūpastātottamākṛtiḥ |
kathitaṃ ca kimetanme tvayeti brūhi tattvataḥ || 2 ||
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kva bhaviṣyati nirmāṇaṃ vartamāne kva gamyatā |
ubhayārthaviruddhatvānmanmohāya vacastava || 3 ||
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dāśūra uvāca |
śṛṇu putra yathābhūtametatte kathayāmyaham |
yena saṃsāracakrasya tattvamasyāvabudhyase || 4 ||
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asadapyutthitārambhamavastumayamātatam |
saṃsārasaṃsthānamidamevamākathitaṃ mayā || 5 ||
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paramānnabhaso jātaḥ saṃkalpaḥ khottha ucyate |
jāyate svayamevāsau svayameva vilīyate || 6 ||
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tatsvarūpamidaṃ sarvaṃ jagadābhogi vidyate |
jāyate tatra jāte tu tasminnaṣṭe vinaśyati || 7 ||
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brahmaviṣṇvindrarudrādyāstasyaivāvayavānviduḥ |
viṭapāniva vṛkṣasya śṛṅgāṇīva mahībhṛtaḥ || 8 ||
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śūnye vyomani tenedaṃ nirmitaṃ trijagatpuram |
pratibhāsānusaṃdhānamātreṇaitya viriñcitām || 9 ||
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yatreme vitatālokā lokakośāścaturdaśa |
vanopavanamālāśca yatrodyānaparamparāḥ || 10 ||
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krīḍāśikhariṇo yatra sahyamandarameravaḥ |
śītoṣṇadīptī candrārkau dīpau yatrānalākṛtī || 11 ||
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sūryāṃśukacadālolataraṅgottuṅgamauktikāḥ |
vahanti sarito yatra sanmuktāvalayaścalāḥ || 12 ||
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ikṣukṣīrādisalilā maṇiratnabisāṅkurāḥ |
aurvānalāmbujā yatra vāpyaḥ sapta mahārṇavāḥ || 13 ||
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adha urvyāṃ tathordhvaṃ khe puṇyāpuṇyadhanaśriyaḥ |
narāmarakirāṭānāṃ yatrāntaḥ krayavikrayau || 14 ||
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tasminneva jagatyasminpure saṃkalpabhūbhṛtā |
krīḍārthamātmanaścitrā dehāpavarakāḥ kṛtāḥ || 13 ||
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kecidgīrvāṇanāmāna ūrdhva eva niyojitāḥ |
naranāgādayaḥ kecidadha eva niyojitāḥ || 16 ||
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vātayantrapravāheṇa calanto māṃsamṛnmayāḥ |
sitāsthidāravaścitrāstvaglepamasṛṇāmalāḥ || 17 ||
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keciccireṇa naśyanti kecicchīghravināśinaḥ |
kecitkeśolapollāsaracitācchādanaśriyaḥ || 18 ||
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karṇākṣināsāpramukhairdvārairnavabhiranvitāḥ |
anāratavahatprāṇapavanenoṣṇaśītalāḥ || 19 ||
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karṇanāsāsyatālvādivātāyanagaṇānvitāḥ |
bhujādyaṅgapratolīkāḥ pañcendriyakudīpakāḥ || 20 ||
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māyayā racitāsteṣu saṃkalpena mahāmate |
ahaṅkāramahāyakṣāḥ paramālokabhīravaḥ || 21 ||
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dehāpavarakeṣvantarmahāhaṅkārayakṣakaiḥ |
saha saṃkrīḍate'tyarthaṃ sa sadaivāsadutthitaiḥ || 22 ||
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yathā kusūle mārjāro bhastrāyāṃ bhujago yathā |
muktāphalaṃ yathā veṇāvahaṅkārastathā tanau || 23 ||
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kṣaṇamabhyudayaṃ yānti kṣaṇaṃ śāmyanti dīpavat |
dehageheṣu saṃkalpataraṅgāḥ sāgareṣviva || 24 ||
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bhaviṣyannavanirmāṇaṃ sa vyāpnoti tadā puram |
yadā saṃkalpitaṃ vastu kṣaṇādeva prapaśyati || 25 ||
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asaṃkalpanamātreṇa svenevāśu vinaśyati |
śreyase paramāyasya nāśatvena tu saṃbhavaḥ || 26 ||
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svayaṃ saṃkalpanāmātraṃ jāyate bālayakṣavat |
anantāyātmaduḥkhāya nānandāya kadācana || 27 ||
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idaṃ sphāraṃ jagadduḥkhaṃ pratanotyātmasattayā |
asattayā nāśayati ghanamāndhyaṃ yathā tamaḥ || 28 ||
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svayaiva duḥkhadāyinyā ceṣṭayā pariroditi |
kāṣṭhāvaṣṭabdhavṛṣaṇaḥ kīlotpāṭī kapiryathā || 29 ||
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saṃkalpitānandalavastiṣṭhatyuddharakandharam |
akasmātpracyutamadhubindubhukkarabho yathā || 30 ||
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kṣaṇaṃ viratimāyāti ratimeti kṣaṇaṃ svayam |
kṣaṇaṃ vikāramāyāti saṃkalpenaiva bālavat || 31 ||
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enaṃ sakalabhāvebhyaḥ kṛtvā nirmūlamādarāt |
matirantaḥpadaṃ yāti yathā putra tathā kuru || 32 ||
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trayastasyā materdehā adhamottamamadhyamāḥ |
tamaḥsattvarajaḥsaṃjñāḥ kāraṇaṃ jagataḥ sthiteḥ || 33 ||
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tamorūpo hi saṃkalpo nityaṃ prākṛtaceṣṭayā |
parāṃ kṛpaṇatāmetya prayāti kṛmikīṭatām || 34 ||
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sattvarūpo hi saṃkalpo dharmajñānaparāyaṇaḥ |
adūrakevalībhāvaṃ svārājyamadhitiṣṭhati || 35 ||
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rajorūpo hi saṃkalpo lokasaṃvyavahāravān |
paritiṣṭhati saṃsāre putradārānurañjitaḥ || 36 ||
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trividhaṃ tu parityajya rūpametanmahāmate |
saṃkalpaḥ paramāyāti padamātmaparikṣaye || 37 ||
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sarvā dṛṣṭīḥ parityajya niyamya manasā manaḥ |
sabāhyābhyantarārthasya saṃkalpasya kṣayaṃ kuru || 38 ||
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yadi varṣasahasrāṇi tapaścarasi dāruṇam |
yadi vā vilayātmānaṃ śilāyāṃ cūrṇayasyalam || 39 ||
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yadi vāgniṃ praviśasi vaḍavāgnimathāpi vā |
yadi vā patasi śvabhre khaḍgadhārājavetathā || 40 ||
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haro yadyupadeṣṭā te hariḥ kamalajo'pi vā |
atyantakaruṇākrānto lokanātho'thavā yatiḥ || 41 ||
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pātālasthasya bhūsthasya svargasthasyāpi tattava |
nānyaḥ kaścidupāyo'sti saṃkalpopaśamādṛte || 42 ||
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anābādhe'vikāre ca sukhe paramapāvane |
saṃkalpopaśame yatnaṃ pauruṣeṇa paraṃ kuru || 43 ||
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saṃkalpatantāvakhilā bhāvāḥ protāḥ kilānagha |
chinne tantau na jāne te kva yānti viśarāravaḥ || 44 ||
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asatsatsadasatsarva saṃkalpādeva nānyataḥ |
saṃkalpaṃ sadasaccaivamiha satyaṃ kimucyatām || 45 ||
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saṃkalpyate yathā yadyattattathā bhavati kṣaṇāt |
mā kiṃcidapi tattvajña saṃkalpaya kadācana || 46 ||
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niḥsaṃkalpo yathāprāptavyavahāraparo bhava |
cidacetyonmukhatvaṃ hi yāti saṃkalpasaṃkṣaye || 47 ||
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utthāya sattvarūpeṇa yonyā satyamayātmakam |
na tajjagaduḥkhamidaṃ vyarthaṃ sadṛśamātmanaḥ || 48 ||
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tena duḥkhāya mahate kiṃ mṛtena tavānagha |
yadaduḥkhāya tatprājñāḥ saṃśrayantīha netarat || 49 ||
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adhigataparamārthatāmupetya prasabhamapāsya vikalpajālamuccaiḥ |
adhigamaya padaṃ tadadvitīyaṃ vitatasukhāya suṣuptacittavṛttiḥ || 50 ||
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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 LIII

Hitopadesha edition (1891)

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

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