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.

Verse 1.1.8

केवलात्कर्मणो ज्ञानान्नहि मोक्षोऽभिजायते ।
किंतूभाभ्यां भवेन्मोक्षः साधनं तूभयं विदुः ॥ ८ ॥

kevalātkarmaṇo jñānānnahi mokṣo'bhijāyate |
kiṃtūbhābhyāṃ bhavenmokṣaḥ sādhanaṃ tūbhayaṃ viduḥ || 8 ||

It is neither our acts nor knowledge alone that produces emancipation, but both together are known as the means of it.

English translation by Vihari-Lala Mitra (1891) Read online Buy now!

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (1.1.8). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Kevala, Karman, Jnana, Nahi, Moksha, Abhija, Tad, Yushmad, Kim, Ubha, Sadhana, Ubhaya, Vidu, Vidus,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.1.8). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “kevalātkarmaṇo jñānānnahi mokṣo'bhijāyate
  • kevalāt -
  • kevala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    kevala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • karmaṇo* -
  • karman (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • jñānān -
  • jñāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • nahi -
  • nahi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    nahi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    nahi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • mokṣo' -
  • mokṣa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • abhijāya -
  • abhija (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    abhija (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “kiṃtūbhābhyāṃ bhavenmokṣaḥ sādhanaṃ tūbhayaṃ viduḥ
  • kin -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • ubhābhyām -
  • ubha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental dual], [dative dual], [ablative dual]
    ubha (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental dual], [dative dual], [ablative dual]
    ubhā (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental dual], [dative dual], [ablative dual]
  • bhaven -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [optative active third single]
  • mokṣaḥ -
  • mokṣa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • sādhanam -
  • sādhana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sādhana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sādhanā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • ubhayam -
  • ubhaya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ubhayā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    ubhaya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • viduḥ -
  • vidus (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    vidus (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    vidu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    vidu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    vid (verb class 2)
    [perfect active third plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.1.8

Cover of Gujarati edition

Yoga Vasistha Maha Ramayana (Gujarati)
by Sahitya Sangam, Allahabad (0)

[યોગ વસિષ્ઠએ] 9788192776460.

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Preview of verse 1.1.8 in Gujarati sript:
કેવલાત્કર્મણો જ્ઞાનાન્નહિ મોક્ષોઽભિજાયતે ।
કિંતૂભાભ્યાં ભવેન્મોક્ષઃ સાધનં તૂભયં વિદુઃ ॥ ૮ ॥

Cover of edition (2019)

Vasishtha Rama Samvadam (Telugu)
by Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad (2019)

Set of 4 Volumes; 9789383972142.

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Preview of verse 1.1.8 in Telugu sript:
కేవలాత్కర్మణో జ్ఞానాన్నహి మోక్షోఽభిజాయతే ।
కింతూభాభ్యాం భవేన్మోక్షః సాధనం తూభయం విదుః ॥ ౮ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

The Yogavasistha (Hindi translation)
by Khemraj Shrikrishnadass (2009)

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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