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 4.54.29

आत्मनः सदृशीं लीलां जीवो हृद्वनमर्कटः ।
दीर्घमाकारमादाय निमेषाद्याति ह्रस्वताम् ॥ २९ ॥

ātmanaḥ sadṛśīṃ līlāṃ jīvo hṛdvanamarkaṭaḥ |
dīrghamākāramādāya nimeṣādyāti hrasvatām || 29 ||

The living soul also forgets the nature of the universal soul from which it is derived, and is transformed to a puny animalcule in the heart of man, where it plays its pranks like an ape in the woods.

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

Atman (+2), Sadrishi (+1), Lila (+2), Jiva (+2), Hrit (+1), Vana (+2), Arka (+2), Dirgha (+2), Akara (+2), Nimesha (+2),

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 4.54.29). 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: “ātmanaḥ sadṛśīṃ līlāṃ jīvo hṛdvanamarkaṭaḥ”
  • ātmanaḥ -
  • ātman (noun, masculine); (3 der.)
    ātmanaḥ (accusative plural)
    ātmanaḥ (ablative single)
    ātmanaḥ (genitive single)
  • sadṛśīm -
  • sadṛśī (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    sadṛśīm (accusative single)
  • līlām -
  • līlā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    līlām (accusative single)
  • jīvo* -
  • jīva (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    jīvaḥ (nominative single)
  • hṛd -
  • hṛd (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    hṛt (compound)
    hṛt (adverb)
    hṛt (noun, masculine); (4 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    hṛt (nominative single)
    hṛt (vocative single)
    hṛt (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    hṛt (nominative single)
    hṛt (vocative single)
    hṛt (accusative single)
  • vanam -
  • vana (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    vanam (adverb)
    vanam (accusative single)
    vana (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    vanam (adverb)
    vanam (nominative single)
    vanam (accusative single)
    vanā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    vanam (adverb)
  • arka -
  • arka (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    arka (vocative single)
    arka (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    arka (vocative single)
  • ṭaḥ -
  • ṭa (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    ṭaḥ (nominative single)
  • Line 2: “dīrghamākāramādāya nimeṣādyāti hrasvatām”
  • dīrgham -
  • dīrgham (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    dīrgha (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    dīrgham (adverb)
    dīrgham (accusative single)
    dīrgha (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    dīrgham (adverb)
    dīrgham (nominative single)
    dīrgham (accusative single)
    dīrghā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    dīrgham (adverb)
  • ākāram -
  • ākāra (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    ākāram (adverb)
    ākāram (accusative single)
  • ādāya -
  • ādāya (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ādāya (vocative single)
    ādāya (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ādāya (vocative single)
    āda (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    ādāya (dative single)
    āda (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    ādāya (dative single)
  • nimeṣād -
  • nimeṣa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    nimeṣāt (adverb)
    nimeṣāt (ablative single)
  • yāti -
  • yāt (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    yāti (locative single)
    yāt (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    yāti (locative single)
    (verb class 2); (1 der.)
    yāti (present active third single)
  • hrasvatām -
  • hrasvatā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    hrasvatām (accusative single)
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