Laghu-Yoga-Vasistha (English and Sanskrit Edition) [K Narayanaswami Aiyer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. : Laghu Yoga Vasistha (): Valmiki., K. Narayanswami Aiyer: Books. About the Book The Laghu-Yoga-Vasistha is an abridgement by Abhinanda of the well-known Yoga-vasistha, containing the essentials of Advaitavedanta.

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Namely the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, they are considered as so many stories only and as such as much in favour with our orthodox Pandits who do not care to go above worldly things.

Originally written in Sanskrit, the Yoga Vasistha has been translated into many Indian languagesand the stories are told to children in various forms. What is this universe? Share our website with your friends. But for the timely resurrection of them by H. Chronology of Hindu texts.

Kindle Editionpages. The practice of atma-vichara”self-enquiry,” described in the Yoga Vasistha vaasistha, has been popularised due to the influence of Ramana Maharshi, who was strongly influenced by this text.


Viewed times since 24th Oct, Olcott and travelled very widely all over India including far places like Kabul and Srinagar at a time when communications were poorly developedspreading the message of the Theosophical Society. Some editorial changes have been made. I have purchased several items from Exotic India: The text is traditionally attributed to Valmiki, the author of Ramayana.

Vasistha is because this work emanates from Rsi Vasistha as will be seen later on. Gentle enquiry You should either through yourself, or the aid of the exalted onesbe ceaselessly engaged in the pursuit of this gentle enquiry, Who am I? To vasistba who has attained self-knowledge, this world does not appear as samsarabut as the one infinite and indivisible consciousness”.

A translation of Yoga-V√Ęsishta: Laghu-(the smaller)

In the abridged text, almost all the words are reproduced verbatim from the bigger one, the work of the author having been generally to clip the bigger version of its expansive descriptions and so on; so that in the work before us, the quintessence is extracted. Keerthi K marked it as to-read Jul 03, It is a free vaistha trying to present the ideas contained in the text in a lucid manner, using at times the explanations of the Sanskrit commentaries.


Here a curious instance occurs to me. Hence, it is written in the interest of those who have become indifferent to worldly things and crave for spirituality to become a potent factor in their daily live. Yoga Vasistha is considered one vasishta the most important texts of the Vedantic philosophy. The “Yoga Sutra of Patanjali”: A biographical sketch of yogs translators has also been included in this edition. The original version, Brihu Yoga Vasistha is said to contain 36, verses, and that abridged by Abhnandhana contains verses, therefore called Laghu-yoga-vasistha.

The commentary on the former has the vasisthaa number of Grantha-s as the original, whereas that of the latter comprises 74, Grantha-s, which with its original totals a lakh.

Laghu Yoga Vasishta

Principles of Yoga Vashistha. This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times. Though the book has the appellation, Yoga-Vasistha, it treats of Jnana only, and practical Yoga is dealt with in two stories in this work. By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. 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.

This genre is found in Bhakti movement literature, and Yoga Vasistha’s Advaita theories and monism influenced the Grantha literature of Sikhism, whose primary scripture is called Guru Granth Sahib.

The Laghu-Yoga-Vasistha is an abridgement by Abhinanda of the well-known Yoga-vasistha, containing the essentials of Advaitavedanta, illustrated by allegorical stories.

This is one of the longest Hindu texts in Sanskrit after the Mahabharataand an important text of Yoga. But the writer seems to have been endowed with extraordinary poetical gifts.


Again, thank you very much. Fancy a work like The Voice of the Silence put into the hands of a worldly person of decidedly materialistic views; he will throw it away in disgust.

Not only the stories of the past and the present at the time of Ramayans, but also the stories of those who are yet to come during the Mahbharatha period, which happened after several thousand years of Ramayana are also briefed in this epic. Samhita Brahmana Aranyaka Upanishad. Human effort can be used for self-betterment and that there is no such thing as an external fate imposed by the gods.

Return to Book Page. Stories from Yoga Vasishtha. The unabridged text is currently being translated into Russian [63] and published by Swamini Vidyananda Saraswati, first laghj books are completed by As in the Purana-s, we have not to rack our brains over the slight hints thrown out and to give up sometimes in despair the problems before us.

The Nirnaya Sagar version of Yoga Vasistha manuscript has verses in the first Book, in second, verses in third, verses in the fourth book, in the fifth, while the last is longest with verses, for a cumulative total of 29, verses. He joined The theosophical Society during the presidentship of Col. The Yogavasistha of Valmiki: An assiduous writer, his articles regularly appeared in The Theosophist, then published from London.

In other projects Wikiquote. The Yoga Vasistha states that there are four characteristics that mark someone ready for spiritual journey who: The text is named after sage Vasistha who is mentioned and revered in the seventh book of the Rigvedaand who was called as the first sage of the Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy by Adi Shankara.

Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda.