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 1.17.50

अपि मेरुसमं प्राज्ञमपि शूरमपि स्थिरम् ।
तृणीकरोति तृष्णैका निमेषेण नरोत्तमम् ॥ ५० ॥

api merusamaṃ prājñamapi śūramapi sthiram |
tṛṇīkaroti tṛṣṇaikā nimeṣeṇa narottamam || 50 ||

Penury has the power of bemeaning the best of men to (the baseness of) straws in a moment, notwithstanding their wisdom, heroism and gravity in other respects.

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 1.17.50). 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: “api merusamaṃ prājñamapi śūramapi sthiram”
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable preposition)
    ap (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    api (locative single)
  • meru -
  • meru (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    meru (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
  • samam -
  • samam (indeclinable); (2 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    (indeclinable)
    sama (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    samam (adverb)
    samam (accusative single)
    sama (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    samam (adverb)
    samam (nominative single)
    samam (accusative single)
    samā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    samam (adverb)
  • prājñam -
  • prājña (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    prājñam (adverb)
    prājñam (accusative single)
    prājña (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    prājñam (adverb)
    prājñam (nominative single)
    prājñam (accusative single)
    prājñā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    prājñam (adverb)
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable preposition)
    ap (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    api (locative single)
  • śūram -
  • śūra (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    śūram (adverb)
    śūram (accusative single)
    śūra (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    śūram (adverb)
    śūram (nominative single)
    śūram (accusative single)
    śūrā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    śūram (adverb)
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable preposition)
    ap (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    api (locative single)
  • sthiram -
  • sthira (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    sthiram (adverb)
    sthiram (accusative single)
    sthira (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    sthiram (adverb)
    sthiram (nominative single)
    sthiram (accusative single)
    sthirā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    sthiram (adverb)
  • Line 2: “tṛṇīkaroti tṛṣṇaikā nimeṣeṇa narottamam”
  • tṛṇī -
  • tṛ (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    tṛṇī (nominative dual)
    tṛṇī (vocative dual)
    tṛṇī (accusative dual)
  • karoti -
  • kṛ (verb class 8); (1 der.)
    karoti (present active third single)
  • tṛṣṇai -
  • tṛṣṇā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    tṛṣṇā (nominative single)
  • aikā* -
  • aika (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    aikāḥ (nominative plural)
    aikāḥ (vocative plural)
    aikā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    aikāḥ (nominative plural)
    aikāḥ (vocative plural)
    aikāḥ (accusative plural)
  • nimeṣeṇa -
  • nimeṣa (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    nimeṣeṇa (instrumental single)
  • narottamam -
  • narottama (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    narottamam (adverb)
    narottamam (accusative single)

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: Consider this as an approximate extraction of glossary words based on an experimental segmentation of the Sanskrit verse (1.17.50). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Ap (अप्): defined in 2 categories.
Sama (सम): defined in 2 categories.
Prajna (prājña, प्राज्ञ): defined in 2 categories.
Sthira (स्थिर): defined in 2 categories.
Tri (tr, tṛ, तृ): defined in 1 categories.
Trishna (trsna, tṛṣṇā, तृष्णा): defined in 2 categories.
Nimesha (nimesa, nimeṣa, निमेष): defined in 2 categories.

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