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 5.56.17

अवासनं स्थिरं प्रोक्तं मनोध्यानं तदेव तु ।
स एव केवलीभावः शान्ततैव च सा सदा ॥ १७ ॥

avāsanaṃ sthiraṃ proktaṃ manodhyānaṃ tadeva tu |
sa eva kevalībhāvaḥ śāntataiva ca sā sadā || 17 ||

Want of desire is called the neutrality of the mind, and it is this that constitutes its steadiness and meditation; this gives solity to the soul, and contributes to its everlasting tranquillity.

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

Ava, Asana, Sthira, Prokta, Mana, Manas, Manu, Dhyana, Tada, Iva, Sah, Eva, Kevali, Kevalin, Bhava, Shantata, Sada, Sad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 5.56.17). 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: “avāsanaṃ sthiraṃ proktaṃ manodhyānaṃ tadeva tu
  • avā -
  • ava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    o (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [instrumental single]
    av (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
    u (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
    ava (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
    avā (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • asanam -
  • asana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    asana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asanā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    san (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active first single]
  • sthiram -
  • sthira (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sthira (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sthirā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • proktam -
  • prokta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    prokta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    proktā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • mano -
  • manas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    mana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    manu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    manu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • dhyānam -
  • dhyāna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dhyāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    dhyānā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • tade -
  • tadā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tadā (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tadā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    tada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    tadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • Line 2: “sa eva kevalībhāvaḥ śāntataiva ca sadā
  • sa* -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kevalī -
  • kevalī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    kevalin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhāvaḥ -
  • bhāva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    bhā (verb class 2)
    [present active first dual]
  • śāntatai -
  • śāntata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śāntata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śāntatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • sadā -
  • sadā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sad (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    sad (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    sadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 5.56.17

Cover of edition (1891)

Yoga Vasistha English (four volumes)
by Vihari-Lala Mitra (1891)

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Cover of Gujarati edition

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

[યોગ વસિષ્ઠએ] 9788192776460.

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Preview of verse 5.56.17 in Gujarati sript:
અવાસનં સ્થિરં પ્રોક્તં મનોધ્યાનં તદેવ તુ ।
સ એવ કેવલીભાવઃ શાન્તતૈવ ચ સા સદા ॥ ૧૭ ॥

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 5.56.17 in Telugu sript:
అవాసనం స్థిరం ప్రోక్తం మనోధ్యానం తదేవ తు ।
స ఏవ కేవలీభావః శాన్తతైవ చ సా సదా ॥ ౧౭ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

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

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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