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 1.17.49

उज्ज्वलाऽसिततीक्ष्णाग्रा स्नेहदीर्घदशा परा ।
प्रकाशा दाहदुःस्पर्शा तृष्णा दीपशिखा इव ॥ ४९ ॥

ujjvalā'sitatīkṣṇāgrā snehadīrghadaśā parā |
prakāśā dāhaduḥsparśā tṛṣṇā dīpaśikhā iva || 49 ||

It is like the flame of a lamp which is bright but blackening and acutely burning at its end. It is fed by the oily wicks (of years), is vivid in all, but never handled by any body.

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

Asita (+2), Para (+2), Prakasha (+2), Daha (+2), Duhsparsha (+1), Trishna (+2),

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.17.49). 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: “ujjvalā'sitatīkṣṇāgrā snehadīrghadaśā parā”
  • ujjvalā' -
  • asita -
  • asita (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    asita (vocative single)
    asita (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    asita (vocative single)
  • tīkṣṇāgrā -
  • tīkṣṇāgrā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    tīkṣṇāgrā (nominative single)
  • snehad -
  • snih -> snehat (participle, neuter); (3 der.)
    snehat (nominative single), from √snih (class 1 verb)
    snehat (vocative single), from √snih (class 1 verb)
    snehat (accusative single), from √snih (class 1 verb)
  • īr -
  • ī (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    īḥ (nominative single)
    īḥ (vocative single)
    ī (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    īḥ (nominative single)
    īḥ (vocative single)
  • gha -
  • gha (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    gha (vocative single)
    gha (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    gha (vocative single)
  • daśā -
  • daśā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    daśā (nominative single)
  • parā -
  • parā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    parā (nominative single)
    parā (Preverb); (1 der.)
    parā (Preverb); (1 der.)
  • Line 2: “prakāśā dāhaduḥsparśā tṛṣṇā dīpaśikhā iva”
  • prakāśā* -
  • prakāśa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    prakāśāḥ (nominative plural)
    prakāśāḥ (vocative plural)
    prakāśā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    prakāśāḥ (nominative plural)
    prakāśāḥ (vocative plural)
    prakāśāḥ (accusative plural)
  • dāha -
  • dāha (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    dāha (vocative single)
  • duḥsparśā -
  • duḥsparśā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    duḥsparśā (nominative single)
  • tṛṣṇā* -
  • tṛṣṇā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    tṛṣṇāḥ (nominative plural)
    tṛṣṇāḥ (vocative plural)
    tṛṣṇāḥ (accusative plural)
  • dīpaśikhā* -
  • dīpaśikhā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    dīpaśikhāḥ (nominative plural)
    dīpaśikhāḥ (vocative plural)
    dīpaśikhāḥ (accusative plural)
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    iva (indeclinable); (1 der.)
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