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 7.3.1

श्रीराम उवाच ।
अवेदनं वेदनस्य मुनीन्द्र क्रियते कथम् ।
नासतो विद्यते भावो नाभावो विद्यते सतः ॥ १ ॥

śrīrāma uvāca |
avedanaṃ vedanasya munīndra kriyate katham |
nāsato vidyate bhāvo nābhāvo vidyate sataḥ || 1 ||

Rama said:—Tell me, O Sage, how it may be possible to convert our knowledge to ignorance, since it is impossible to make a nothing of something, as also to make anything out of a nothing.

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

Shrirama, Avedana, Vedana, Munindra, Kriyat, Katham, Katha, Nasat, Bhava, Satah, Sat, Sata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 7.3.1). 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: “śrīrāma uvāca
  • śrīrāma* -
  • śrīrāma (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • uvāca -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • Line 2: “avedanaṃ vedanasya munīndra kriyate katham
  • avedanam -
  • avedana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    avedana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    avedanā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • vedanasya -
  • vedana (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    vedana (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • munīndra -
  • munīndra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kriyate -
  • kṛ -> kriyat (participle, masculine)
    [dative single from √kṛ class 6 verb]
    kṛ -> kriyat (participle, neuter)
    [dative single from √kṛ class 6 verb]
    kṛ (verb class 1)
    [present passive third single]
    kṛ (verb class 2)
    [present passive third single]
    kṛ (verb class 5)
    [present passive third single]
    kṛ (verb class 8)
    [present passive third single]
    kṛ (verb class 3)
    [present passive third single]
    kṛ (verb class 6)
    [present middle third single], [present passive third single]
  • katham -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kathā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 3: “nāsato vidyate bhāvo nābhāvo vidyate sataḥ
  • nāsato* -
  • nās -> nāsat (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √nās class 1 verb], [ablative single from √nās class 1 verb], [genitive single from √nās class 1 verb]
    nās -> nāsat (participle, neuter)
    [ablative single from √nās class 1 verb], [genitive single from √nās class 1 verb]
    nās (verb class 1)
    [present active third dual]
  • vidyate -
  • vid (verb class 2)
    [present passive third single]
    vid (verb class 6)
    [present passive third single]
    vid (verb class 7)
    [present passive third single]
  • bhāvo* -
  • bhāva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    bhā (verb class 2)
    [present active first dual]
  • nābhāvo -
  • vidyate -
  • vid (verb class 2)
    [present passive third single]
    vid (verb class 6)
    [present passive third single]
    vid (verb class 7)
    [present passive third single]
  • sataḥ -
  • sataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sat (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    sat (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    sata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 7.3.1

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

[યોગ વસિષ્ઠએ] 9788192776460.

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Preview of verse 7.3.1 in Gujarati sript:
શ્રીરામ ઉવાચ ।
અવેદનં વેદનસ્ય મુનીન્દ્ર ક્રિયતે કથમ્ ।
નાસતો વિદ્યતે ભાવો નાભાવો વિદ્યતે સતઃ ॥ ૧ ॥

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 7.3.1 in Telugu sript:
శ్రీరామ ఉవాచ ।
అవేదనం వేదనస్య మునీన్ద్ర క్రియతే కథమ్ ।
నాసతో విద్యతే భావో నాభావో విద్యతే సతః ॥ ౧ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

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

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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