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 1.16.17

अवान्तरनिपाताय शून्ये वा भ्रमणाय च ।
तृणं चण्डानिलेनेव दूरे नीतोऽस्मि चेतसा ॥ १७ ॥

avāntaranipātāya śūnye vā bhramaṇāya ca |
tṛṇaṃ caṇḍānileneva dūre nīto'smi cetasā || 17 ||

I am led afar by my (greedy) mind, like a straw carried off by the hurricane, either to flutter in the air or fall upon the ground.

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

Avantara, Nipata, Shunya, Var, Bhramana, Trina, Canda, Lena, Iva, Dure, Dura, Nita, Cetas,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.16.17). 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: “avāntaranipātāya śūnye bhramaṇāya ca
  • avāntara -
  • avāntara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    avāntara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nipātāya -
  • nipāta (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
  • śūnye -
  • śūnya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    śūnya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    śūnyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • vā* -
  • vār (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    vār (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    va (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • bhramaṇāya -
  • bhramaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “tṛṇaṃ caṇḍānileneva dūre nīto'smi cetasā
  • tṛṇam -
  • tṛṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    tṛṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • caṇḍāni -
  • caṇḍa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    caṇḍ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active first single]
  • lene -
  • la (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    lenā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
  • 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]
  • nīto' -
  • nīta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    -> nīta (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √ class 1 verb]
  • asmi -
  • as (verb class 2)
    [present active first single]
  • cetasā -
  • cetas (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.16.17

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

[યોગ વસિષ્ઠએ] 9788192776460.

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Preview of verse 1.16.17 in Gujarati sript:
અવાન્તરનિપાતાય શૂન્યે વા ભ્રમણાય ચ ।
તૃણં ચણ્ડાનિલેનેવ દૂરે નીતોઽસ્મિ ચેતસા ॥ ૧૭ ॥

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 1.16.17 in Telugu sript:
అవాన్తరనిపాతాయ శూన్యే వా భ్రమణాయ చ ।
తృణం చణ్డానిలేనేవ దూరే నీతోఽస్మి చేతసా ॥ ౧౭ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

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

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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