Valmiki, Vasistha and Yajnavalkya were propounders of Yoga system; the saints one and all were adepts in yoga. Yogavasistha is the greatest work of the. Project Gutenburg made electronic versions of the complete translation of Yoga Vasistha Maharamayana by V. L. Mitra available to the public. People who are interested in self-realization can also study the more comprehensive Brihat Yoga Vasistha book and the smaller one, Laghu Yoga Vasistha.

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Swamiji responded meditate and you will know the answer. Moksha is freedom from all sorts of pains Sarva-Duhkha Nivritti and the attainment of supreme bliss Paramananda Prapti. Swamiji has read the entire book in both Sanskrit and Telugu three times and he said that vassistha understands it all. The story of Lila. Moksha has neither space nor time in itself; nor is there in it vasitsha state external or internal.

Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda. All your properties are useless. When Rama was eight years old, he asked many questions of his guru Vasistha. If you make friendship with them, you will easily enter the kingdom of Moksha.

Yoga Vasistha – Wikipedia

Sankalpa, through its power of differentiation, generates this universe. The author of the shorter version, the Laghu-Yogavasisthais generally considered to be Abhinanda of Kashmir. Project Gutenburg made electronic versions of the complete translation of Yoga Vasistha Maharamayana by V. Through the play of the mind in objects, nearness seems to be a great distance and vice versa.


The name is derived from the sage Vasishtha. The universe is nothing but the mind manifesting as such through the power of Brahman. The story of Bala. It is already there. The complete English translation by Vihari Lala Mitra, updated.

The most conspicuous feature of the present edition is that it contains the Sanskrit text in original along with yogx English translation complete in all respects. A moment of waking experience may be experienced as years in dream. Thanks many times over!

He is in solitude though he works in the busiest part of a city. The practice of atma-vichara”self-enquiry,” described in the Yoga Vasisthahas been popularised due to the influence of Ramana Maharshi, vassistha was strongly influenced by this text. Atreya in suggested that the text must have preceded Gaudapada and Adi Shankarabecause it does not use their terminology, but does mention many Buddhist terms.

Actually these are the examples of sheer folly on the part of translators. The Safavid -era mystic Mir Findiriski d. The story of Dama, Vyala and Kata. May you all become Jivanmuktas in this very birth! Retrieved from ” https: The quiescence produced in the mind by the absence of desires for objects is Moksha.

The Yoga Vasishtha

All your doubts will vanish and all Karmas will perish. Yogavasistha is a vast and bulk size work. The student should have an unshakable conviction that Brahman is the only Reality, that everything is Brahman, that Brahman is the very Self of all beings. The story of Bhima Bhasa and Drdha.

The yoga or contemplative philosophy of the Hindus is rich, exuberant, grand and sublime, in as much as it comprehends within its ample sphere and deep recesses of mediation, all that is of the greatest value, best interest and highest importance to mankind as physical, moral, intellectual and spiritual beings a knowledge of the cosmos of the physical and intellectual worlds. Many other works are extant in the vernacular dialects having the same theme for their subject which vaasistha needless to notice in this place.


If all objects which have an enchanting appearance become eyesores and present the very reverse of the former feelings, then the mind is destroyed.

He has nothing to attain nor has he anything to give up. Truly very appreciated, Namaste. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts. There are three benefits derived from the study of books, from lectures of a preceptor, and from one’s vaxistha industry, all of which are attendant on our exertions and not destiny.

He is the ultimate substance. Destroy Vasanas and Sankalpas.

The Yoga Vasishtha

For example, Mitra misleadingly translates samadhi as hypnosis or trance. You begin to see and then there is creation.

Those who do not read Sanskrit can only give second hand evaluations, but his translation may reflect the poetical qualities in which the Sanskrit of Yoga Vasishta was written.