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 1.12.11

असतैव वयं कष्टं विकृष्टा मूढबुद्धयः ।
मृगतृष्णाम्भसा दूरे वने मुग्धमृगा इव ॥ ११ ॥

asataiva vayaṃ kaṣṭaṃ vikṛṣṭā mūḍhabuddhayaḥ |
mṛgatṛṣṇāmbhasā dūre vane mugdhamṛgā iva || 11 ||

If the world is an unreality, it is a pity that ignorant men should be allured by it, like the deer tempted by a distant mirage (appearing) as water.

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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 (1.12.11). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Asat, Vaya, Asmad, Kashtam, Kashta, Vikrishta, Mudhabuddhi, Mrigatrishna, Bhasa, Dure, Dura, Vana, Vani, Mugdhamriga, Iva,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.12.11). 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: “asataiva vayaṃ kaṣṭaṃ vikṛṣṭā mūḍhabuddhayaḥ
  • asatai -
  • asat (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    asat (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • vayam -
  • vaya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vayā (noun, feminine)
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative dual]
  • kaṣṭam -
  • kaṣṭam (indeclinable)
    kaṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kaṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kaṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    kaṣ -> kaṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √kaṣ class 1 verb]
    kaṣ -> kaṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √kaṣ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √kaṣ class 1 verb]
    kaś -> kaṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √kaś class 1 verb]
    kaś -> kaṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √kaś class 1 verb], [accusative single from √kaś class 1 verb]
  • vikṛṣṭā* -
  • vikṛṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    vikṛṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • mūḍhabuddhayaḥ -
  • mūḍhabuddhi (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    mūḍhabuddhi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • Line 2: “mṛgatṛṣṇāmbhasā dūre vane mugdhamṛgā iva
  • mṛgatṛṣṇām -
  • mṛgatṛṣṇā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • bhasā* -
  • bhasa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • dūre -
  • dūre (indeclinable)
    dūra (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    dūra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    dūrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • vane -
  • vana (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    vana (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    vanā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    vani (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    vani (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • mugdhamṛgā* -
  • mugdhamṛga (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.12.11

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 1.12.11 in Gujarati sript:
અસતૈવ વયં કષ્ટં વિકૃષ્ટા મૂઢબુદ્ધયઃ ।
મૃગતૃષ્ણામ્ભસા દૂરે વને મુગ્ધમૃગા ઇવ ॥ ૧૧ ॥

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 1.12.11 in Telugu sript:
అసతైవ వయం కష్టం వికృష్టా మూఢబుద్ధయః ।
మృగతృష్ణామ్భసా దూరే వనే ముగ్ధమృగా ఇవ ॥ ౧౧ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

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

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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