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 7.97.22

सर्व एवानिशं श्रेयो धावन्ति प्राणिनो बलात् ।
परिनिम्नं पयांसीव तद्विचार्य समाश्रयेत् ॥ २२ ॥

sarva evāniśaṃ śreyo dhāvanti prāṇino balāt |
parinimnaṃ payāṃsīva tadvicārya samāśrayet || 22 ||

All living beings, are naturally impelled towards whatever tends to their real good; as it is the nature of water to seek its own level. Therefore men should choose the company of the good for their best good.

English translation by Vihari-Lala Mitra (1891) Read online Buy now!

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Yoga Vasistha Verse 7.97.22). 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: “sarva evāniśaṃ śreyo dhāvanti prāṇino balāt”
  • sarva* -
  • sarva (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    sarvaḥ (nominative single)
  • evāni -
  • eva (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    evāni (nominative plural)
    evāni (vocative plural)
    evāni (accusative plural)
  • śam -
  • śa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    śam (adverb)
    śam (accusative single)
    śa (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    śam (adverb)
    śam (nominative single)
    śam (accusative single)
  • śreyo* -
  • śreyaḥ (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    śreyas (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    śreyaḥ (adverb)
    śreyas (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    (compound)
    śreyaḥ (adverb)
    śreyaḥ (nominative single)
    śreyaḥ (vocative single)
    śreyaḥ (accusative single)
    śrā -> śreya (participle, masculine); (3 der.)
    śreyaḥ (nominative single), from √śrā (class 1 verb)
    śreyaḥ (nominative single), from √śrā (class 2 verb)
    śreyaḥ (nominative single), from √śrā (class 4 verb)
    śrai -> śreya (participle, masculine); (3 der.)
    śreyaḥ (nominative single), from √śrai (class 1 verb)
    śreyaḥ (nominative single), from √śrai (class 2 verb)
    śreyaḥ (nominative single), from √śrai (class 4 verb)
    śri -> śreya (participle, masculine); (1 der.)
    śreyaḥ (nominative single), from √śri (class 1 verb)
    śrī -> śreya (participle, masculine); (1 der.)
    śreyaḥ (nominative single), from √śrī (class 9 verb)
  • dhāvanti -
  • dhāvantī (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    dhāvanti (adverb)
    dhāvanti (vocative single)
    dhāvat (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    dhāvanti (nominative plural)
    dhāvanti (vocative plural)
    dhāvanti (accusative plural)
    dhāv (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    dhāvanti (present active third plural)
    dhāv (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    dhāvanti (present active third plural)
  • prāṇino* -
  • prāṇin (noun, masculine); (5 der.)
    prāṇinaḥ (nominative plural)
    prāṇinaḥ (vocative plural)
    prāṇinaḥ (accusative plural)
    prāṇinaḥ (ablative single)
    prāṇinaḥ (genitive single)
    prāṇin (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    prāṇinaḥ (ablative single)
    prāṇinaḥ (genitive single)
  • balāt -
  • balāt (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    bala (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    balāt (adverb)
    balāt (ablative single)
    bala (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    balāt (adverb)
    balāt (ablative single)
  • Line 2: “parinimnaṃ payāṃsīva tadvicārya samāśrayet”
  • parinimnam -
  • parinimna (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    parinimnam (adverb)
    parinimnam (accusative single)
    parinimna (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    parinimnam (adverb)
    parinimnam (nominative single)
    parinimnam (accusative single)
    parinimnā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    parinimnam (adverb)
  • payāṃsī -
  • payas (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    payāṃsi (nominative plural)
    payāṃsi (vocative plural)
    payāṃsi (accusative plural)
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    iva (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
  • tad -
  • tad (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    tad (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    tat (indeclinable correlative); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable correlative)
    tad (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    tat (compound)
    tat (nominative single)
    tat (accusative single)
  • vicārya -
  • vicārya (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    vicārya (vocative single)
    vicārya (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    vicārya (vocative single)
  • samā -
  • samā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    samā (nominative single)
    samā (Preverb); (1 der.)
    (Preverb)
  • śrayet -
  • śri (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    śrayet (optative active third single)

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: Consider this as an approximate extraction of glossary words based on an experimental segmentation of the Sanskrit verse (7.97.22). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Eva (एव): defined in 1 categories.
Sha (sa, śa, श): defined in 2 categories.
Bala (बल): defined in 2 categories.
Sama (samā, समा): defined in 2 categories.

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