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 1.13.22

मनोरमा कर्षति चित्तवृत्तिं कदर्थसाध्या क्षणभङ्गुरा च ।
व्यालावलीगात्रविवृत्तदेहा श्वभ्रोत्थिता पुष्पलतेव लक्ष्मीः ॥ २२ ॥

manoramā karṣati cittavṛttiṃ kadarthasādhyā kṣaṇabhaṅgurā ca |
vyālāvalīgātravivṛttadehā śvabhrotthitā puṣpalateva lakṣmīḥ || 22 ||

What is she with all her loveliness and attraction of human hearts, but momentary thing obtained by all manner of evil means, and resembling at best a flower shrub, growing out of a cave inhabited by a snake, and beset by reptiles all about its stem.

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

Manorama, Karshat, Cittavritti, Kadartha, Sadhya, Kshanabhangura, Vyala, Vyali, Ali, Alin, Gatra, Vivritta, Shvabhra, Utthita, Pushpa, Lata, Iva, Lakshmi,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.13.22). 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: “manoramā karṣati cittavṛttiṃ kadarthasādhyā kṣaṇabhaṅgurā ca
  • manoramā -
  • manoramā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • karṣati -
  • kṛṣ -> karṣat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √kṛṣ class 1 verb]
    kṛṣ -> karṣat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √kṛṣ class 1 verb]
    kṛṣ (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • cittavṛttim -
  • cittavṛtti (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • kadartha -
  • kadartha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kadartha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sādhyā -
  • sādhyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    sādh -> sādhyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √sādh class 1 verb], [nominative single from √sādh class 4 verb], [nominative single from √sādh class 5 verb]
    sidh -> sādhyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √sidh]
  • kṣaṇabhaṅgurā -
  • kṣaṇabhaṅgurā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “vyālāvalīgātravivṛttadehā śvabhrotthitā puṣpalateva lakṣmīḥ
  • vyālāva -
  • vyāla (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    vyāli (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • alī -
  • ali (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    alin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • gātra -
  • gātra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    gātra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vivṛtta -
  • vivṛtta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vivṛtta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dehā -
  • śvabhro -
  • śvabhra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śvabhra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • utthitā -
  • utthitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • puṣpa -
  • puṣpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    puṣpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • late -
  • latā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • lakṣmīḥ -
  • lakṣmī (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [accusative plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.13.22

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

[યોગ વસિષ્ઠએ] 9788192776460.

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Preview of verse 1.13.22 in Gujarati sript:
મનોરમા કર્ષતિ ચિત્તવૃત્તિં કદર્થસાધ્યા ક્ષણભઙ્ગુરા ચ ।
વ્યાલાવલીગાત્રવિવૃત્તદેહા શ્વભ્રોત્થિતા પુષ્પલતેવ લક્ષ્મીઃ ॥ ૨૨ ॥

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 1.13.22 in Telugu sript:
మనోరమా కర్షతి చిత్తవృత్తిం కదర్థసాధ్యా క్షణభఙ్గురా చ ।
వ్యాలావలీగాత్రవివృత్తదేహా శ్వభ్రోత్థితా పుష్పలతేవ లక్ష్మీః ॥ ౨౨ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

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

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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