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 XXIII

śrīvasiṣṭha uvāca |
virāgavāsanāpāstasamastabhavavāsanaḥ |
utthāya gaccha prakṛterasyā maṅkirivāṅkitaḥ || 1 ||
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maṅkirnāmābhavatpūrvaṃ brāhmaṇaḥ saṃśitavrataḥ |
sa kathaṃ śrṛṇu nirvāṇamāptavānmadvibodhitaḥ || 2 ||
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ahaṃ kadācidākāśakośādavanimāgataḥ |
bhavatpitāmahārthena kenāpyupanimantritaḥ || 3 ||
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viharanbhūtalaṃ gacchaṃstvatpitāmahapattanam |
prāpto'smi kāmapyādīrghāmaraṇyānīṃ mahātapām || 4 ||
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pāṃsupratardanahatāṃ prakacattaptasaikatām |
adṛṣṭāpāraparyantāṃ kvacidrāma kilāṅkitām || 5 ||
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akṣubdhasvānilālokajalabhūśāntiśālinīm |
tatāṃ śūnyāṃ mahārambhāṃ brahmasattāmivāmalām || 6 ||
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avidyāmiva saṃmohamṛgatṛṣṇāṃ gatāṃ bhramāt |
jaḍatāmātatāṃ śūnyāṃ diṅmohamihikākulām || 7 ||
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atha tasyāmaraṇyānyāṃ yāvatpraviharāmyaham |
tāvatpaśyāmi purato vadantaṃ pathikaṃ śramāt || 8 ||
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pāntha uvāca |
aho nu parikhedāya prauḍhaprāyātapo raviḥ |
paritāpāya pāpo'yaṃ durjaneneva saṃgamaḥ || 9 ||
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sugalantīva marmāṇi sphuratīvāgnirātape |
saṃkucatpallavāpīḍāstāpyante vanarājayaḥ || 10 ||
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tattāvadevamagrasthaṃ grāmakaṃ praviśāmyaham |
śramamatrāpanīyāśu vahāmyadhvānamāśugaḥ || 11 ||
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iti saṃcintya so'grasthaṃ kirātagrāmakaṃ yadā |
praveṣṭumicchati tadā mayā proktamidaṃ vacaḥ || 12 ||
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aparijñātanīrāgamārga mitra śubhākṛte |
marumārgamahāraṇyapāntha svāgatamastu te || 13 ||
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ciraṃ manuṣyadeśe'sminnirjanagrāmamadhvani |
adharādhvaga viśrātiṃ viśrāntopi na lapsyase || 14 ||
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grāme viśramaṇaṃ naiva vartate pāmarāspade |
tṛḍvai lavaṇapānena bhūya evābhivardhate || 15 ||
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ete grāmaikaśaraṇāḥ pallavāḥ spandabhīravaḥ |
ayathāpathasaṃcārā hariṇā iva jantavaḥ || 16 ||
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na sphuranti vicāreṣu prajvalantyanubhūtiṣu |
na trasyanti durācārādaśmayantramayā iva || 17 ||
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kāmārtharāgasadveṣapariniṣṭhitapauruṣāḥ |
karmaṇyāpātamadhure ramante dagdhabuddhayaḥ || 18 ||
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ābhijātyātatodārā śītalā rasaśālinī |
neha viśvasiti prakṣā meghamālā marāviva || 19 ||
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varamandhaguhāhitvaṃ śilāntaḥkīṭatā varam |
varaṃ marau paṅgumṛgo na grāmyajanasaṃgamaḥ || 20 ||
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nimeṣāsvādamadhurāḥ kṣaṇāntaravirāgiṇaḥ |
māraṇaikāntaniratā grāmyā viṣakaṇā iva || 21 ||
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vānti bhasmakaṇākīrṇā jīrṇāḥ saṃśīrṇasadmasu |
tṛṇaparṇavanavyagrā grāmyādhārmikavāyavaḥ || 22 ||
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evamuktena tenāhamidamuktastato'nagha |
madvākyena samāśvāsya snātenevāmṛtāmbhasā || 23 ||
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pāntha uvāca |
bhagavanko'si pūrṇātmā mahātmā kathamātmavān |
paśyasyanākulo lokaṃ grāmayātrāmivādhvagaḥ || 24 ||
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kiṃ tvayā pītamamṛtaṃ kiṃ tvaṃ samrāḍvirāḍatha |
sarvārtharikto'pi ciraṃ saṃpūrṇa iva rājase || 25 ||
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śūnyo'siparipūrṇo'si ghūrṇo'sīva sthiro'si ca |
na sarvamapi sarvaṃ ca na kiṃcitkiṃcideva ca || 26 ||
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upaśāntaṃ ca kāntaṃ ca dīptamapratighāti ca |
nivṛttaṃ corjitaṃ tādṛgrūpaṃ kimiti te mune || 27 ||
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bhūsaṃstho'pi samastānāṃ lokānāmuparīva khe |
saṃsthito'si nirāstho'si ghanāstho'sīva lakṣyase || 28 ||
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prasṛtaṃ na padārtheṣu na padārthātmanā'sti vai |
tavendoriva śuddhasya mano'mṛtamayaṃ sthitam || 29 ||
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kalāvānakalaṅko'ntaḥśītalo bhāsvaraḥ samaḥ |
rasāyanabharāpūrṇaḥ pūrṇenduriva rājase || 30 ||
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tvadicchāyāṃ tu sadasadbhāvaṃ paśyāmi te citi |
saṃsāramaṇḍalamidaṃ sthitaṃ phalamivāṅkure || 31 ||
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ahaṃ tāvadayaṃ vipra śāṇḍilyakulasaṃbhavaḥ |
maṅkirnāma mahābhāga tīrthayātrāprasaṅgataḥ || 32 ||
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gatvā sudūramadhvānaṃ dṛṣṭvā tīrthāni saṃprati |
cirakālena sadanamātmīyaṃ gantumudyataḥ || 33 ||
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na ca me gantumudyogo viraktamanaso gṛham |
dṛṣṭvā taḍitsakāśāni bhūtāni bhuvanodare || 34 ||
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bhagavansatyamātmānaṃ kathayehānukampayā |
gambhīrāṇi prasannāni sādhucetaḥsarāṃsi hi || 35 ||
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darśanādeva mitratvaṃ kurvatāṃ mahatāṃ puraḥ |
kamalānīva bhūtāni vikasantyāśvasanti ca || 36 ||
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mamedaṃ ca mano mohātsaṃsārabhramasaṃbhavam |
manye hātuṃ na samarthaṃ sa tvaṃ bodhānukampitaiḥ || 37 ||
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śrīvasiṣṭha uvāca |
vasiṣṭho'smi mahābuddhe munirasmi nabhogṛhaḥ |
kenāpyarthena rājarṣerimaṃ mārgamupasthitaḥ || 38 ||
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māgā viṣādaṃ panthānamāgato'si manīṣiṇām |
prāyaḥ prāptosi saṃsārasāgarasya paraṃ taṭam || 39 ||
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vairāgyavibhavodārā matiruktirapīdṛśī |
ākṛtiḥ śāntarūpā ca na bhavatyamahātmanaḥ || 40 ||
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maṇirmadhurakāṣeṇa yathaiti vimalātmatām |
tathā kaṣāyapākena cittameti vivekitām || 41 ||
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kiṃ jñātumicchasi kathaṃ saṃsāraṃ hātumicchasi |
upadiṣṭamahaṃ manye saṃpādayati karmabhiḥ || 42 ||
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vimalavāsana uttamamānasaḥ pariviviktamatirjanatejasā |
padamaśokamalaṃ khalu yujyate janititīrṣumateridamucyate || 43 ||
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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 XXIII

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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