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 3.113.24

यत्नाद्गृहीत्वा दहति भूत्वा भूत्वा प्रलीयते ।
लभ्यतेऽपि हि नान्विष्टा विद्युद्वदतिभङ्गुरा ॥ २४ ॥

yatnādgṛhītvā dahati bhūtvā bhūtvā pralīyate |
labhyate'pi hi nānviṣṭā vidyudvadatibhaṅgurā || 24 ||

The objects of our desire are often had without our seeking; but they are as frail as the fire of heaven; they appear to vanish like the twinkling lightnings, and being held carefully in the hand, they burn it like the electric fire.

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

Yatna, Grihitva, Pra, Api, Nanu, Ishta, Vidyut, Vadat, Bhangura,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 3.113.24). 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: “yatnādgṛhītvā dahati bhūtvā bhūtvā pralīyate
  • yatnād -
  • yatna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • gṛhītvā -
  • gṛhītvā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    grah -> gṛhītvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √grah]
  • dahati -
  • dahati (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    dah (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • bhūtvā -
  • bhū -> bhūtvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √bhū]
  • bhūtvā -
  • bhū -> bhūtvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √bhū]
  • pra -
  • pra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • līyate -
  • (verb class 1)
    [present passive third single]
    (verb class 4)
    [present middle third single], [present passive third single]
    (verb class 9)
    [present passive third single]
  • Line 2: “labhyate'pi hi nānviṣṭā vidyudvadatibhaṅgurā
  • labhyate' -
  • labh (verb class 1)
    [present passive third single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • nānvi -
  • nānū (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single], [locative single]
  • iṣṭā* -
  • iṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    iṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    iṣ -> iṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √iṣ class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √iṣ class 6 verb]
    iṣ -> iṣṭā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √iṣ class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √iṣ class 6 verb], [accusative plural from √iṣ class 6 verb]
    yaj -> iṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √yaj class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √yaj class 1 verb]
    yaj -> iṣṭā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √yaj class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √yaj class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √yaj class 1 verb]
  • vidyud -
  • vidyut (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    vidyut (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • vadati -
  • vad -> vadat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √vad class 1 verb]
    vad -> vadat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √vad class 1 verb]
    vad (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • bhaṅgurā -
  • bhaṅgurā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 3.113.24

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

[યોગ વસિષ્ઠએ] 9788192776460.

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Preview of verse 3.113.24 in Gujarati sript:
યત્નાદ્ગૃહીત્વા દહતિ ભૂત્વા ભૂત્વા પ્રલીયતે ।
લભ્યતેઽપિ હિ નાન્વિષ્ટા વિદ્યુદ્વદતિભઙ્ગુરા ॥ ૨૪ ॥

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 3.113.24 in Telugu sript:
యత్నాద్గృహీత్వా దహతి భూత్వా భూత్వా ప్రలీయతే ।
లభ్యతేఽపి హి నాన్విష్టా విద్యుద్వదతిభఙ్గురా ॥ ౨౪ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

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

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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