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 3.122.11

यावन्न कुर्वन्नपि व्यवहरन्नप्यसत्येषु संसारवस्तुषु स्थितोऽपि स्वात्मन्येव क्षीणमनस्त्वादभ्यासवशाद्बाह्यं वस्तु कुर्वन्नपि न पश्यति नालम्बनेन सेवते नाभिध्यायति तनुवासनत्वाच्च केवलं मूढः सुप्तप्रबुद्ध इव कर्तव्यं करोति ॥ ११ ॥

yāvanna kurvannapi vyavaharannapyasatyeṣu saṃsāravastuṣu sthito'pi svātmanyeva kṣīṇamanastvādabhyāsavaśādbāhyaṃ vastu kurvannapi na paśyati nālambanena sevate nābhidhyāyati tanuvāsanatvācca kevalaṃ mūḍhaḥ suptaprabuddha iva kartavyaṃ karoti || 11 ||

यावन्न कुर्वन्नपि व्यवहरन्नप्यसत्येषु संसारवस्तुषु स्थितोऽपि स्वात्मन्येव क्षीणमनस्त्वादभ्यासवशाद्बाह्यं वस्तु कुर्वन्नपि न पश्यति नालम्बनेन सेवते नाभिध्यायति तनुवासनत्वाच्च केवलं मूढः सुप्तप्रबुद्ध इव कर्तव्यं करोति ॥ ११ ॥

yāvanna kurvannapi vyavaharannapyasatyeṣu saṃsāravastuṣu sthito'pi svātmanyeva kṣīṇamanastvādabhyāsavaśādbāhyaṃ vastu kurvannapi na paśyati nālambanena sevate nābhidhyāyati tanuvāsanatvācca kevalaṃ mūḍhaḥ suptaprabuddha iva kartavyaṃ karoti || 11 ||

And whether sitting inactive in his posture of Samadhi meditation, or doing anything for himself or others, he must fix his mind to whatever is productive of real good to the world. His soul being cool by the tenuity of his desires, is habituated to do its duties, without the knowledge of what it is doing.

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 3.122.11). 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: “sevate nābhidhyāyati tanuvāsanatvācca kevalaṃ mūḍhaḥ suptaprabuddha iva kartavyaṃ karoti”
  • sevate -
  • sev (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    sevate (present middle third single)
  • nābhi -
  • nābhi (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    nābhi (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    nābh (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    nābhi (locative single)
  • dhyāyati -
  • dhyāyati (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    dhyāyat (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    dhyāyati (locative single)
    dhyāyat (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    dhyāyati (locative single)
    dhyā (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    dhyāyati (present active third single)
  • tanu -
  • tanu (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    tanu (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    tanu (nominative single)
    tanu (vocative single)
    tanu (accusative single)
    tanū (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    tanu (adverb)
    tanu (vocative single)
    tan (verb class 8); (1 der.)
    tanu (imperative active second single)
  • vāsana -
  • vāsana (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    vāsana (vocative single)
    vāsana (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    vāsana (vocative single)
  • tvāc -
  • tva (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    tvāt (adverb)
    tvāt (ablative single)
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable conjunction)
    ca (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ca (vocative single)
    ca (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ca (vocative single)
  • kevalam -
  • kevalam (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    kevala (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    kevalam (adverb)
    kevalam (accusative single)
    kevala (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    kevalam (adverb)
    kevalam (nominative single)
    kevalam (accusative single)
    kevalā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    kevalam (adverb)
  • mūḍhaḥ -
  • mūḍha (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    mūḍhaḥ (nominative single)
    muh -> mūḍha (participle, masculine); (1 der.)
    mūḍhaḥ (nominative single), from √muh (class 4 verb)
  • suptaprabuddha* -
  • suptaprabuddha (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    suptaprabuddhaḥ (nominative single)
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    iva (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
  • kartavyam -
  • kartavya (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    kartavyam (adverb)
    kartavyam (accusative single)
    kartavya (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    kartavyam (adverb)
    kartavyam (nominative single)
    kartavyam (accusative single)
    kartavyā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    kartavyam (adverb)
    kṛ -> kartavya (participle, masculine); (4 der.)
    kartavyam (accusative single), from √kṛ (class 1 verb)
    kartavyam (accusative single), from √kṛ (class 2 verb)
    kartavyam (accusative single), from √kṛ (class 5 verb)
    kartavyam (accusative single), from √kṛ (class 8 verb)
    kṛ -> kartavya (participle, neuter); (8 der.)
    kartavyam (nominative single), from √kṛ (class 1 verb)
    kartavyam (accusative single), from √kṛ (class 1 verb)
    kartavyam (nominative single), from √kṛ (class 2 verb)
    kartavyam (accusative single), from √kṛ (class 2 verb)
    kartavyam (nominative single), from √kṛ (class 5 verb)
    kartavyam (accusative single), from √kṛ (class 5 verb)
    kartavyam (nominative single), from √kṛ (class 8 verb)
    kartavyam (accusative single), from √kṛ (class 8 verb)
    kṛ -> kartavya (participle, masculine); (2 der.)
    kartavyam (accusative single), from √kṛ (class 3 verb)
    kartavyam (accusative single), from √kṛ (class 6 verb)
    kṛ -> kartavya (participle, neuter); (4 der.)
    kartavyam (nominative single), from √kṛ (class 3 verb)
    kartavyam (accusative single), from √kṛ (class 3 verb)
    kartavyam (nominative single), from √kṛ (class 6 verb)
    kartavyam (accusative single), from √kṛ (class 6 verb)
  • karoti -
  • kṛ (verb class 8); (1 der.)
    karoti (present active third single)

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: Consider this as an approximate extraction of glossary words based on an experimental segmentation of the Sanskrit verse (3.122.11). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tanu (तनु, tanū, तनू): defined in 2 categories.
Vasana (vāsana, वासन): defined in 2 categories.
Tva (त्व): defined in 1 categories.
Ca (च): defined in 1 categories.
Kevala (केवल): defined in 2 categories.
Mudha (mūḍha, मूढ): defined in 1 categories.

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