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 7.96.24

चित्त्वं स्वभावं विस्मृत्य बद्धास्था ये शरीरके ।
तैः सुवर्णं परित्यज्य गृहीतं भस्म वस्तुतः ॥ २४ ॥

cittvaṃ svabhāvaṃ vismṛtya baddhāsthā ye śarīrake |
taiḥ suvarṇaṃ parityajya gṛhītaṃ bhasma vastutaḥ || 24 ||

Those who forget their spiritual nature, and rely their trust in the body; resemble those foolish people, who forsake the gold to lay hold on ashes.

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

Cit, Tva, Yushmad, Svabhava, Vismritya, Baddha, Tha, Yah, Yat, Shariraka, Tad, Suvarna, Parityajya, Grihita, Bhasman, Vastutah, Vastutas,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 7.96.24). 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: “cittvaṃ svabhāvaṃ vismṛtya baddhāsthā ye śarīrake
  • cit -
  • cit (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    cit (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    cit (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • tvam -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • svabhāvam -
  • svabhāva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • vismṛtya -
  • vismṛtya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vismṛtya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • baddhās -
  • baddha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    baddhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • thā* -
  • tha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • ye -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • śarīrake -
  • śarīraka (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    śarīraka (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • Line 2: “taiḥ suvarṇaṃ parityajya gṛhītaṃ bhasma vastutaḥ
  • taiḥ -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
  • suvarṇam -
  • suvarṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    suvarṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    suvarṇā (noun, feminine)
  • parityajya -
  • parityajya (indeclinable)
  • gṛhītam -
  • gṛhīta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gṛhīta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    gṛhītā (noun, feminine)
    grah -> gṛhīta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √grah class 9 verb]
    grah -> gṛhīta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √grah class 9 verb], [accusative single from √grah class 9 verb]
  • bhasma -
  • bhasman (noun, masculine)
    bhasman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • vastutaḥ -
  • vastutaḥ (indeclinable)
    vastutas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Yoga Vasistha Verse 7.96.24

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 7.96.24 in Gujarati sript:
ચિત્ત્વં સ્વભાવં વિસ્મૃત્ય બદ્ધાસ્થા યે શરીરકે ।
તૈઃ સુવર્ણં પરિત્યજ્ય ગૃહીતં ભસ્મ વસ્તુતઃ ॥ ૨૪ ॥

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 7.96.24 in Telugu sript:
చిత్త్వం స్వభావం విస్మృత్య బద్ధాస్థా యే శరీరకే ।
తైః సువర్ణం పరిత్యజ్య గృహీతం భస్మ వస్తుతః ॥ ౨౪ ॥

Cover of edition (2009)

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

Set of 2 Volumes; Khemraj Edition.

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