SKU: CONCISE YO. translated by Swami Venkateshananda with and Introduction and Bibliography by Christopher Chapple. The Concise Yoga Vasistha is a. Translated by Swami Venkatesananda. Published by State University of New York Press. pages. The Yoga Vasishta, attributed to Valmiki, the author of the . Yoga Vasistha is a philosophical text attributed to Valmiki, although the real author is unknown. .. The Concise Yoga Vāsiṣṭha. Albany: State University of New.

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The Story of the Philosophers Stone. It consists of numerous short stories and anecdotes used to help illustrate its ideas and message. Contents The Story of Suka.

Page vii – Shiva, the independent and pure Self that always vibrates in the mind, is the Parashakti that rises as joy in various sense experiences. Contents and stories of the Yoga Vasistha.

The Concise Yoga Vasishta

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? On Dispassion Section Two: Devan rated it it was amazing May 18, They keep talking about something that you can’t talk about. Koen Veldeman rated it it was amazing Jan 08, It sees but cannot be seen, it talks but cannot be spoken about, it hears but cannot be heard, it feels but cannot be felt, It is present but does not show its presence.

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Liberation is extinction of all conditioning. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Story of the Sons of Indu. Swami Sivananda told him to finish his education and then come to Rishikesh. Ayurveda Dhanurveda Natya Shastra Sthapatyaveda.

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Concise Yoga Vasistha, The by Swami Venkatesananda

Return to Book Page. State University of New York Press. After that he became the private secretary to Swami Sivananda, typing his books, answering letters and generally helping vasisttha his day to day activities.

The Yoga Vasistha is a syncretic work, containing elements of VedantaYogaSamkhyaSaiva SiddhantaJainism and Mahayana Buddhismthus making vasiztha, according to Chapple, “a Hindu text par excellenceincluding, as does Hinduism, a mosaic-style amalgam of diverse and sometimes opposing traditions”.

Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda. Andy Darby rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Satyamurthy rated it it was amazing Mar 16, The traditional belief is that reading this book leads to spiritual liberation.

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To the comparative religionist, it provides an occasion for understanding how Hinduism has been able to accommodate seemingly opposite schools of thought without giving way to the platitudes which mar many syncretic movements. Moksha Moksha Anubhava Turiya Sahaja.

Human effort can be used for self-betterment and that there is no such thing as an external fate imposed by the gods. But to the person who has reached a certain level of understanding, this book is the most calming and inspirational read I have ever had access to.

The author of the shorter version, the Laghu-Yogavasisthais generally considered to be Abhinanda of Kashmir.

The Concise Yoga Vasistha

Later he travelled the world to spread the message of his master, Swami Sivananda. The long version of the text is called Brihat Yoga Vasisthawherein Brihat means “great or large”. On leaving school, he studied shorthand and typing, coming first in the examination.


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. Chronology of Hindu texts. The Story of Sukra. The pages will bring truth seekers unspeakable peace.

For the specialist, this book makes available a handy guide to the original Sanskrit without sacrificing philosophical depth.

Selected pages Title Page. Matthew Portwood rated it it was amazing Apr 29, I get the immediate fruit of my labor in proportion to my exertion, hence I say, I enjoy the fruit of my labor and not of fortune. To ask other readers questions about The Concise Yoga Vasisthaplease sign up.

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He was not only scholarly but full of fun a trait which endeared him in later life when, as a Swami, he travelled in the West, illustrating the everyday concepts we live by with his humorous stories. It includes most of the things that I like best in the Yoga Vasistha leaves out most of what I like least. Account Options Sign vasistua. The Story of Karkati. The text consists of six books.