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 5.74.18

अज्ञतैषा मनोमत्तमृगं विषयतर्षुलम् ।
असत्यैव हि सत्येव मृगतृष्णेव कर्षति ॥ १८ ॥

ajñataiṣā manomattamṛgaṃ viṣayatarṣulam |
asatyaiva hi satyeva mṛgatṛṣṇeva karṣati || 18 ||

It is this ignorance of truth, which makes the mind to pant after the pleasures of sense; and drags it along like a thirsty doe, to perish in the aqueous mirage of the parching shore.

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

Ajnata, Mana, Manas, Manu, Matta, Ric, Vishayata, Asat, Asati, Asatya, Sat, Sati, Satya, Eva, Mrigatrishna, Mrigatrishni, Iva, Karshat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 5.74.18). 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: “ajñataiṣā manomattamṛgaṃ viṣayatarṣulam
  • ajñatai -
  • ajñatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiṣā -
  • 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]
  • mattam -
  • matta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    matta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    mattā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    mad -> matta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √mad class 1 verb], [accusative single from √mad class 3 verb], [accusative single from √mad class 4 verb]
    mad -> matta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √mad class 1 verb], [accusative single from √mad class 1 verb], [nominative single from √mad class 3 verb], [accusative single from √mad class 3 verb], [nominative single from √mad class 4 verb], [accusative single from √mad class 4 verb]
  • ṛg -
  • ṛc (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • viṣayatar -
  • viṣayatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ṛṣu -
  • ṛṣu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, feminine)
    [locative plural]
    (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
  • lam -
  • la (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line 2: “asatyaiva hi satyeva mṛgatṛṣṇeva karṣati
  • asatyai -
  • asatī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [instrumental single], [dative single]
    asatya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    asatya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    asat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    asat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    asatyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • satye -
  • satī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    sati (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    sat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    sat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    satya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    satya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    satyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • mṛgatṛṣṇe -
  • mṛgatṛṣṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    mṛgatṛṣṇi (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • karṣati -
  • kṛṣ -> karṣat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √kṛṣ class 1 verb]
    kṛṣ -> karṣat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √kṛṣ class 1 verb]
    kṛṣ (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 5.74.18

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

[યોગ વસિષ્ઠએ] 9788192776460.

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Preview of verse 5.74.18 in Gujarati sript:
અજ્ઞતૈષા મનોમત્તમૃગં વિષયતર્ષુલમ્ ।
અસત્યૈવ હિ સત્યેવ મૃગતૃષ્ણેવ કર્ષતિ ॥ ૧૮ ॥

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 5.74.18 in Telugu sript:
అజ్ఞతైషా మనోమత్తమృగం విషయతర్షులమ్ ।
అసత్యైవ హి సత్యేవ మృగతృష్ణేవ కర్షతి ॥ ౧౮ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

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

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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