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 7.97.36

अल्पमात्रकणार्थेन संचरन्ति दिवानिशम् ।
पिपीलिकासधर्माणः प्रायेण पुरुषा अपि ॥ ३६ ॥

alpamātrakaṇārthena saṃcaranti divāniśam |
pipīlikāsadharmāṇaḥ prāyeṇa puruṣā api || 36 ||

And what must we say of foolish mankind, who like the poor ants, are moving busily by night and day, in search of a morsel (lit.—particle) of bread.

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 7.97.36). 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: “alpamātrakaṇārthena saṃcaranti divāniśam”
  • alpamātra -
  • alpamātra (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    alpamātra (vocative single)
  • kaṇā -
  • kaṇa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    kaṇa (vocative single)
    kaṇa (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    kaṇa (vocative single)
    kaṇā (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    kaṇā (nominative single)
    kaṇā (nominative single)
    kaṇ (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    kaṇa (imperative active second single)
  • arthena -
  • artha (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    arthena (instrumental single)
    artha (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    arthena (instrumental single)
  • sañca -
  • sañca (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    sañca (vocative single)
  • ranti -
  • ranti (noun, masculine); (4 der.)
    ranti (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
  • divāniśam -
  • divāniśam (indeclinable); (1 der.)
  • Line 2: “pipīlikāsadharmāṇaḥ prāyeṇa puruṣā api”
  • pipīlikā -
  • pipīlikā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    pipīlikā (nominative single)
  • sadharmāṇaḥ -
  • sadharman (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    sadharmāṇaḥ (nominative plural)
    sadharmāṇaḥ (vocative plural)
  • prāyeṇa -
  • prāyeṇa (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    prāya (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    prāyeṇa (instrumental single)
  • puruṣā* -
  • puruṣa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    puruṣāḥ (nominative plural)
    puruṣāḥ (vocative plural)
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable preposition)
    ap (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    api (locative single)
    api (Preverb); (1 der.)

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: Consider this as an approximate extraction of glossary words based on an experimental segmentation of the Sanskrit verse (7.97.36). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Artha (अर्थ): defined in 2 categories.
Pipilika (pipīlikā, पिपीलिका): defined in 2 categories.
Praya (prāya, प्राय): defined in 1 categories.
Purusha (purusa, puruṣa, पुरुष): defined in 3 categories.
Ap (अप्): defined in 2 categories.

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