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 2.5.1

श्रीवसिष्ठ उवाच ।
प्रवृत्तिरेव प्रथमं यथाशास्त्रविहारिणाम् ।
प्रभेव वर्णभेदानां साधनी सर्वकर्मणाम् ॥ १ ॥

śrīvasiṣṭha uvāca |
pravṛttireva prathamaṃ yathāśāstravihāriṇām |
prabheva varṇabhedānāṃ sādhanī sarvakarmaṇām || 1 ||

Vasishtha said:—It is the will or inclination that is the prime instrument of all actions done even according to the rules of law and sastras, as it is the reflection of light that gives various hues to things.

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

Shri, Vasishtha, Pravritti, Eva, Prathamam, Prathama, Yatha, Ashastra, Viharin, Prabha, Iva, Varnabheda, Sadhani, Sarvakarmana, Sarvakarman,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 2.5.1). 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: “śrīvasiṣṭha uvāca
  • śrī -
  • śrī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    śrī (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
  • vasiṣṭha* -
  • vasiṣṭha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • uvāca -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • Line 2: “pravṛttireva prathamaṃ yathāśāstravihāriṇām
  • pravṛttir -
  • pravṛtti (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prathamam -
  • prathamam (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    prathamam (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    prathamam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    prathama (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    prathama (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    prathamā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • yathā -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • aśāstra -
  • aśāstra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    aśāstra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vihāriṇām -
  • vihārin (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    vihārin (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • Line 3: “prabheva varṇabhedānāṃ sādhanī sarvakarmaṇām
  • prabhe -
  • prabha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    prabha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    prabhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • varṇabhedānām -
  • varṇabheda (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    varṇabheda (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • sādhanī -
  • sādhanī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • sarvakarmaṇām -
  • sarvakarmaṇā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    sarvakarman (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    sarvakarman (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 2.5.1

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

[યોગ વસિષ્ઠએ] 9788192776460.

Buy now!

Preview of verse 2.5.1 in Gujarati sript:
શ્રીવસિષ્ઠ ઉવાચ ।
પ્રવૃત્તિરેવ પ્રથમં યથાશાસ્ત્રવિહારિણામ્ ।
પ્રભેવ વર્ણભેદાનાં સાધની સર્વકર્મણામ્ ॥ ૧ ॥

Cover of edition (2019)

Vasishtha Rama Samvadam (Telugu)
by Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad (2019)

Set of 4 Volumes; 9789383972142.

Buy now!

Preview of verse 2.5.1 in Telugu sript:
శ్రీవసిష్ఠ ఉవాచ ।
ప్రవృత్తిరేవ ప్రథమం యథాశాస్త్రవిహారిణామ్ ।
ప్రభేవ వర్ణభేదానాం సాధనీ సర్వకర్మణామ్ ॥ ౧ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

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

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

Buy now!
Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: