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 XLIII

śrīrāma uvāca |
bhagavansarvadharmajña śuddhaistvadvacanāṃśubhiḥ |
nirvṛtāḥ sma śaśāṅkasya karairoṣadhayo yathā || 1 ||
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karṇābhivāñchyamānāni pavitrāṇi mṛdūni ca |
sukhayanti gṛhītāni puṣpāṇīva vacāṃsi te || 2 ||
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pauruṣeṇa prayatnena sarvamāsādyate yadi |
prahlādastatkathaṃ buddho na mādhavavaraṃ vinā || 3 ||
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śrīvasiṣṭha uvāca |
yadyadrāghava saṃprāptaṃ prahlādena mahātmanā |
tattadāsāditaṃ tena pauruṣādeva nānyataḥ || 4 ||
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ātmā nārāyaṇaścaiva na bhinnastilatailavat |
tathaiva śauklyapaṭavatkusumāmodavattathā || 5 ||
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yo hi viṣṇuḥ sa evātmā yo hyātmāsau janārdanaḥ |
viṣṇvātmaśabdau paryāyau yathā viṭapipādapau || 6 ||
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prahlādanāmā prathamamātmaiva svayamātmanā |
svayaiva parayā śaktyā viṣṇubhaktau niyojitaḥ || 7 ||
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prahlādo hyātmanaivainaṃ varamarjitavānsvayam |
svatraṃ vicāragaṃ kṛtvā svayaṃ viditavānmanaḥ || 8 ||
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kadācidātmanaivātmā svayaṃ śaktyā prabudhyate |
kadācidviṣṇudehena bhaktilabhyena bodhyate || 9 ||
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ciramārādhito'pyeṣa paramaprītimānapi |
nāvicāravato jñānaṃ dātuṃ śaknoti mādhavaḥ || 10 ||
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mukhyaḥ puruṣayatnottho vicāraḥ svātmadarśane |
gauṇo varādiko heturmukhyahetuparo bhava || 11 ||
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pūrvameva balāttasmādākramyendriyapañcakam |
abhyasansarvayatnena cittaṃ kuru vicāravat || 12 ||
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yadyadāsādyate kiṃcitkenacitkvacideva hi |
svaśaktisaṃpravṛttyā tallabhyate nānyataḥ kvacit || 13 ||
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pauruṣaṃ yatnamāśritya prollaṅghyendriyaparvatam |
saṃsārajaladhiṃ tīrtvā pāraṃ gaccha paraṃ padam || 14 ||
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vinā puruṣayatnena dṛśyate cejjanārdanaḥ |
mṛgapakṣigaṇaṃ kasmāttadāsau noddharatyajaḥ || 15 ||
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guruśceduddharatyajñamātmīyātpauruṣādṛte |
uṣṭraṃ dāntaṃ balīvardaṃ tatkasmānnoddharatyasau || 15 ||
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na harerna gurornārthātkiṃcidāsādyate mahat |
ākrāntamanasaḥ svasmādyadāsāditamātmanaḥ || 17 ||
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abhyāsavairāgyayutādākrāntendriyapannagāt |
nātmanaḥ prāpyate yattatprāpyate na jagattrayāt || 18 ||
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ārādhayātmanātmānamātmanātmānamarcaya |
ātmanātmānamālokya saṃtiṣṭhasvātmanātmani || 19 ||
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śāstrayatnavicārebhyo mūrkhāṇāṃ prapalāyinām |
kalpitā vaiṣṇavī bhaktiḥ pravṛttyarthaṃ śubhasthitau || 20 ||
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abhyāsayatnau prathamaṃ mukhyo vidhirudāhṛtaḥ |
tadabhāve tu gauṇaḥ syātpūjyapūjāmayakramaḥ || 21 ||
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asti cedindriyākrāntiḥ kiṃ prāpyaṃ pūjanaiḥ phalam |
nāsticedindriyākrāntiḥ kiṃ prāpyaṃ pūjanaiḥ phalam || 22 ||
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vicāropaśamābhyāṃ hi na vināsādyate hariḥ |
vicāropaśamābhyāṃ ca muktasyābjakareṇa kim || 23 ||
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vicāropaśamopetaṃ cittamārādhayātmanaḥ |
tasminsiddhe bhavānsiddho no cettvaṃ vanagardabhaḥ || 24 ||
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kriyate mādhavādīnāṃ praṇayaprārthanā svayam |
tathaiva kriyate kasmānna svakasyaiva cetasaḥ || 25 ||
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sarvasyaiva janasyāsya viṣṇurabhyantare sthitaḥ |
taṃ parityajya ye yānti bahirviṣṇuṃ narādhamāḥ || 26 ||
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hṛdguhāvāsicittattvaṃ mukhyaṃ sānātanaṃ vapuḥ |
śaṅkhacakragadāhasto gauṇa ākāra ātmanaḥ || 27 ||
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yo hi mukhyaṃ parityajya gauṇaṃ samanudhāvati |
tyaktvā rasāyanaṃ siddhaṃ sādhyaṃ saṃsādhayatyasau || 28 ||
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yastu bhoḥ sthitimevāsyāmātmajñānacamatkṛtau |
nāsādayati saṃmattamanāḥ sa raghunandana || 29 ||
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aprāptātmaviveko'ntarajñacittavaśīkṛtaḥ |
śaṃkhacakragadāpāṇimarcayetparameśvaram || 30 ||
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tatpūjanena kaṣṭena tapasā tasya rāghava |
kāle nirmalatāmeti cittaṃ vairāgyakāriṇā || 31 ||
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nityābhyāsavivekābhyāṃ cittamāśu prasīdati |
āmra eva daśāmeti sāhakārīṃ śanaiḥ śanaiḥ || 32 ||
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etadapyātmanaivātmā phalamāpnoti bhāṣitam |
haripūjākramākhyena nimittenārisūdana || 33 ||
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varamāpnoti yo vāpi viṣṇoramitatejasaḥ |
tena svasyaiva tatprāptaṃ phalamabhyāsaśākhinaḥ || 34 ||
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sarveṣāmuttamasthānāṃ sarvāsāṃ cirasaṃpadām |
svamanonigraho bhūmirbhūmiḥ sasyaśriyāmiva || 35 ||
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apyurvīkhananotkasya karṣato'pi śiloccayam |
svamanonigrahādanyo nopāyo'stīha kaścana || 36 ||
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tāvajjanmasahasrāṇi bhramanti bhuvi mānavāḥ |
yāvannopaśamaṃ yāti manomattamahārṇavaḥ || 37 ||
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brahmaviṣṇvindrarudrādyāścirasaṃpūjitā api |
upaplavānmanovyādherna trāyante'pi vatsalāḥ || 38 ||
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ākārabhāsuraṃ tyaktvā bāhyamāntaramapyajam |
kuru janmakṣayāyāśu saṃvinmātraikacintanam || 39 ||
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saṃvedyanirmuktanirāmayaikasaṃvinmayāsvādamanantarūpam |
sanmātramāsvādaya sarvasāraṃ pāraṃ paraṃ prāpsyasi janmanadyāḥ || 40 ||
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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 XLIII

Hitopadesha edition (1891)

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

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