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 1.17.44

तृणपाषाणकाष्ठादिसर्वमामिषशङ्कया ।
आददाना स्फुरत्यन्ते तृष्णा मत्स्यी ह्रदे यथा ॥ ४४ ॥

tṛṇapāṣāṇakāṣṭhādisarvamāmiṣaśaṅkayā |
ādadānā sphuratyante tṛṣṇā matsyī hrade yathā || 44 ||

As the fishes in a pond fondly grasp the bait in expectation of a sop, so do the avaricious lay hold on any thing, be it wood or stone or even a straw.

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

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.17.44). 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: “tṛṇapāṣāṇakāṣṭhādisarvamāmiṣaśaṅkayā”
  • tṛṇapā -
  • tṛṇapa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    tṛṇapa (vocative single)
  • aṣā -
  • aṣ (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    aṣa (imperative active second single)
  • aṇakāṣ -
  • aṇaka (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    aṇakāḥ (nominative plural)
    aṇakāḥ (vocative plural)
    aṇakā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    aṇakāḥ (nominative plural)
    aṇakāḥ (vocative plural)
    aṇakāḥ (accusative plural)
  • ṭhā -
  • ṭha (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ṭha (vocative single)
  • adi -
  • ad (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    adi (locative single)
    ad (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    adi (locative single)
  • sarvam -
  • sarvam (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    sarva (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    sarvam (adverb)
    sarvam (accusative single)
    sarva (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    sarvam (nominative single)
    sarvam (accusative single)
  • āmiṣa -
  • āmiṣa (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    āmiṣa (vocative single)
  • śaṅkayā -
  • śaṅkā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    śaṅkayā (instrumental single)
  • Line 2: “ādadānā sphuratyante tṛṣṇā matsyī hrade yathā”
  • ādad -
  • ad (verb class 2); (1 der.)
    ādat (imperfect active third single)
  • ānā -
  • sphuratya -
  • sphurat (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    sphurati (locative single)
    sphurat (noun, neuter); (4 der.)
    sphuratī (nominative dual)
    sphuratī (vocative dual)
    sphuratī (accusative dual)
    sphurati (locative single)
    sphur -> sphurat (participle, masculine); (1 der.)
    sphurati (locative single), from √sphur (class 6 verb)
    sphur -> sphurat (participle, neuter); (4 der.)
    sphuratī (nominative dual), from √sphur (class 6 verb)
    sphuratī (vocative dual), from √sphur (class 6 verb)
    sphuratī (accusative dual), from √sphur (class 6 verb)
    sphurati (locative single), from √sphur (class 6 verb)
    sphur (verb class 6); (1 der.)
    sphurati (present active third single)
  • ante -
  • anta (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    ante (locative single)
    anta (noun, neuter); (4 der.)
    ante (nominative dual)
    ante (vocative dual)
    ante (accusative dual)
    ante (locative single)
    antā (noun, feminine); (4 der.)
    ante (nominative dual)
    ante (vocative single)
    ante (vocative dual)
    ante (accusative dual)
    anti (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    ante (vocative single)
    ant (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    ante (present middle first single)
  • tṛṣṇā* -
  • tṛṣṇā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    tṛṣṇāḥ (nominative plural)
    tṛṣṇāḥ (vocative plural)
    tṛṣṇāḥ (accusative plural)
  • matsyī -
  • matsyī (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    matsyī (nominative single)
  • hrade -
  • hrada (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    hrade (locative single)
    hradā (noun, feminine); (4 der.)
    hrade (nominative dual)
    hrade (vocative single)
    hrade (vocative dual)
    hrade (accusative dual)
  • yathā -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    yathā (indeclinable relative); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable relative)
    yathā (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: Consider this as an approximate extraction of glossary words based on an experimental segmentation of the Sanskrit verse (1.17.44). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Trinapa (trnapa, tṛṇapa, तृणप): defined in 2 categories.
Anaka (aṇaka, अणक, aṇakā, अणका): defined in 2 categories.
Tha (ṭha, ठ): defined in 2 categories.
Shanka (sanka, śaṅkā, शङ्का): defined in 1 categories.
Anta (अन्त, antā, अन्ता): defined in 2 categories.
Anti (अन्ति): defined in 1 categories.
Trishna (trsna, tṛṣṇā, तृष्णा): defined in 2 categories.
Hrada (ह्रद, hradā, ह्रदा): defined in 2 categories.

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