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 2.8.1

श्रीवसिष्ठ उवाच ।
नाकृतिर्न च कर्माणि न स्पन्दो न पराक्रमः ।
तन्मिथ्याज्ञानवद्रूढं दैवं नाम किमुच्यते ॥ १ ॥

śrīvasiṣṭha uvāca |
nākṛtirna ca karmāṇi na spando na parākramaḥ |
tanmithyājñānavadrūḍhaṃ daivaṃ nāma kimucyate || 1 ||

Vasishtha continued saying that said:—What does destiny mean, which has no form, nor act, no motion nor might, but is a false notion rooted in the (minds) of the ignorant.

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

Shri, Vasishtha, Nri, Akriti, Karman, Spanda, Parakrama, Tat, Tad, Tan, Mithyajnana, Dru, Udha, Daiva, Naman, Kim, Ucyat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 2.8.1). 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: “nākṛtirna ca karmāṇi na spando na parākramaḥ
  • -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    nṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ākṛtir -
  • ākṛti (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    ākṛti (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • karmāṇi -
  • karman (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • spando* -
  • spanda (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • parākramaḥ -
  • parākrama (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 3: “tanmithyājñānavadrūḍhaṃ daivaṃ nāma kimucyate
  • tan -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • mithyājñāna -
  • mithyājñāna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • va -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • drū -
  • dru (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    dru (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    dru (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    drū (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    drū (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    drū (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • uḍham -
  • uḍha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    uḍha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • daivam -
  • daiva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    daiva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • nāma -
  • nāman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ucyate -
  • uc -> ucyat (participle, masculine)
    [dative single from √uc class 4 verb]
    uc -> ucyat (participle, neuter)
    [dative single from √uc class 4 verb]
    vac (verb class 2)
    [present passive third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [present passive third single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 2.8.1

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

[યોગ વસિષ્ઠએ] 9788192776460.

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Preview of verse 2.8.1 in Gujarati sript:
શ્રીવસિષ્ઠ ઉવાચ ।
નાકૃતિર્ન ચ કર્માણિ ન સ્પન્દો ન પરાક્રમઃ ।
તન્મિથ્યાજ્ઞાનવદ્રૂઢં દૈવં નામ કિમુચ્યતે ॥ ૧ ॥

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 2.8.1 in Telugu sript:
శ్రీవసిష్ఠ ఉవాచ ।
నాకృతిర్న చ కర్మాణి న స్పన్దో న పరాక్రమః ।
తన్మిథ్యాజ్ఞానవద్రూఢం దైవం నామ కిముచ్యతే ॥ ౧ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

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

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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