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 1.27.7

तृष्णालताकाननचारिणोऽमी शाखाशतं काममहीरुहेषु ।
परिभ्रमन्तः क्षपयन्ति कालं मनोमृगा नो फलमाप्नुवन्ति ॥ ७ ॥

tṛṣṇālatākānanacāriṇo'mī śākhāśataṃ kāmamahīruheṣu |
paribhramantaḥ kṣapayanti kālaṃ manomṛgā no phalamāpnuvanti || 7 ||

The world is a wilderness abounding in creepers of avarice and trees of sensuality, with hundreds of desires as their branches. Our minds like monkeys pass their time in roving about this forest without getting the fruits.

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

Trishna, Alata, Kanana, Carin, Amin, Adah, Shakha, Ashata, Kamam, Kama, Ahi, Ruha, Paribhramat, Kshapayat, Kshapayanti, Kalam, Kala, Manomriga, Phala,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.27.7). 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: “tṛṣṇālatākānanacāriṇo'mī śākhāśataṃ kāmamahīruheṣu
  • tṛṣṇā -
  • tṛṣṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • alatā -
  • alatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • kānana -
  • kānana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • cāriṇo' -
  • cārin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    cārin (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • amī -
  • amin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    adaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
  • śākhā -
  • śākha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śākha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śākhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    śākh (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • aśatam -
  • aśata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • kāmam -
  • kāmam (indeclinable)
    kāma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kāma (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kāmā (noun, feminine)
  • ahīr -
  • ahi (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    ahī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative plural]
    ahī (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ruheṣu -
  • ruha (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
    ruha (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • Line 2: “paribhramantaḥ kṣapayanti kālaṃ manomṛgā no phalamāpnuvanti
  • paribhramantaḥ -
  • paribhramat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • kṣapayanti -
  • kṣī -> kṣapayantī (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √kṣī]
    kṣap -> kṣapayat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √kṣap class 10 verb], [vocative plural from √kṣap class 10 verb], [accusative plural from √kṣap class 10 verb]
    kṣap -> kṣapayantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √kṣap class 10 verb]
    kṣī -> kṣapayat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √kṣī], [vocative plural from √kṣī], [accusative plural from √kṣī]
    kṣī -> kṣapayantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √kṣī]
    kṣap (verb class 10)
    [present active third plural]
    kṣī (verb class 0)
    [present active third plural]
  • kālam -
  • kālam (indeclinable)
    kāla (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kāla (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kālā (noun, feminine)
  • manomṛgā* -
  • manomṛga (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • no -
  • nu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • phalam -
  • phala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    phala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    phalā (noun, feminine)
  • āpnuvanti -
  • āp (verb class 5)
    [present active third plural]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 1.27.7

Cover of edition (1891)

Yoga Vasistha English (four volumes)
by Vihari-Lala Mitra (1891)

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Cover of Gujarati edition

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

[યોગ વસિષ્ઠએ] 9788192776460.

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Preview of verse 1.27.7 in Gujarati sript:
તૃષ્ણાલતાકાનનચારિણોઽમી શાખાશતં કામમહીરુહેષુ ।
પરિભ્રમન્તઃ ક્ષપયન્તિ કાલં મનોમૃગા નો ફલમાપ્નુવન્તિ ॥ ૭ ॥

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 1.27.7 in Telugu sript:
తృష్ణాలతాకాననచారిణోఽమీ శాఖాశతం కామమహీరుహేషు ।
పరిభ్రమన్తః క్షపయన్తి కాలం మనోమృగా నో ఫలమాప్నువన్తి ॥ ౭ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

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

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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