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 1.3.2

श्रीवाल्मीकिरुवाच ।
भ्रमस्य जागतस्यास्य जातस्याकाशवर्णवत् ।
अपुनःस्मरणं मन्ये साधो विस्मरणं वरम् ॥ २ ॥

śrīvālmīkiruvāca |
bhramasya jāgatasyāsya jātasyākāśavarṇavat |
apunaḥsmaraṇaṃ manye sādho vismaraṇaṃ varam || 2 ||

Valmiki replied:—"Know, holy Saint! all worldly conceptions to be as erroneous as the various hues that taint the clear firmament. It is better therefore to efface them in oblivion, rather than revive their reminiscence.

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (1.3.2). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Shri, Valmiki, Bhrama, Jagata, Idam, Jata, Akasha, Varnavat, Smarana, Manya, Mani, Sadha, Vismarana, Varam, Vara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.3.2). 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: “śrīvālmīkiruvāca
  • śrī -
  • śrī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    śrī (noun, masculine)
  • vālmīkir -
  • vālmīki (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • uvāca -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • Line 2: “bhramasya jāgatasyāsya jātasyākāśavarṇavat
  • bhramasya -
  • bhrama (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • jāgatasyā -
  • jāgata (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    jāgata (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • asya -
  • as -> asya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √as]
    a (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    as (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • jātasyā -
  • jāta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    jāta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    jan -> jāta (participle, masculine)
    [genitive single from √jan class 1 verb], [genitive single from √jan class 2 verb], [genitive single from √jan class 3 verb], [genitive single from √jan class 4 verb]
    jan -> jāta (participle, neuter)
    [genitive single from √jan class 1 verb], [genitive single from √jan class 2 verb], [genitive single from √jan class 3 verb], [genitive single from √jan class 4 verb]
  • ākāśa -
  • ākāśa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ākāśa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • varṇavat -
  • varṇavat (noun, masculine)
    varṇavat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 3: “apunaḥsmaraṇaṃ manye sādho vismaraṇaṃ varam
  • ap -
  • ap (noun, feminine)
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • unaḥ -
  • ū (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • smaraṇam -
  • smaraṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • manye -
  • manya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    manya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    manyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    manī (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    man (verb class 4)
    [present middle first single], [present passive first single]
    man (verb class 8)
    [present passive first single]
  • sādho* -
  • sādha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vismaraṇam -
  • vismaraṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • varam -
  • varam (indeclinable)
    vara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    varā (noun, feminine)

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.3.2

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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Preview of verse 1.3.2 in Gujarati sript:
શ્રીવાલ્મીકિરુવાચ ।
ભ્રમસ્ય જાગતસ્યાસ્ય જાતસ્યાકાશવર્ણવત્ ।
અપુનઃસ્મરણં મન્યે સાધો વિસ્મરણં વરમ્ ॥ ૨ ॥

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 1.3.2 in Telugu sript:
శ్రీవాల్మీకిరువాచ ।
భ్రమస్య జాగతస్యాస్య జాతస్యాకాశవర్ణవత్ ।
అపునఃస్మరణం మన్యే సాధో విస్మరణం వరమ్ ॥ ౨ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

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

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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