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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The statues arrived yesterday. Mainkar states that Yoga Vasistha probably evolved over time. I ordered a book for my mother and laghy came within a few days from India to NYC!! John Richards rated it it was amazing Jan 14, 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.

Mkmohan Mohan added it Mar 02, The Laghu-Yoga-Vasistha is an abridgement by Abhinanda of the well-known Labhu, containing the essentials lagyu Advaitavedanta, illustrated by allegorical stories. State University of New York Press. I have never, ever, received such beautifully and carefully packed items from India in all my years of ordering. Liberation is extinction of all conditioning.

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


A biographical sketch of the translators has also been included in ykga edition.

The Adyar Library is again bringing this work into print as there has been a demand for it. Truly very appreciated, Namaste.


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. The following traditional Sanskrit commentaries on the Yoga Vasistha are extant: The name Vasistha in the title of the text refers to Rishi Vasistha.

The short version of the text is called Laghu Yoga Vasishtawherein Laghu means “short or small”. But of this, later on. The Yoga Vasistha describes the Jivanmuktaor liberated person, as follows abridged from the translation by KN Aiyer:.

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.

This edition contains about pages.

I was very pleased with the meticulous method of shipping. Secondly-This book serves as a ladder wherewith to climb from the Sesvara Samkhya doctrine of Patanjali as given in his Yogasutra-s to the Maya conception of the Advaita Pantheists, and thus renders possible a reconciliation between them both.

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.


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The text is traditionally attributed to Valmiki, the author of Ramayana. Blavatsky, ‘meant for the few only’. The Pandit merely laughed over the affair without an answer. To one who has attained self-knowledge, this world does not appear as samsarabut as the one infinite and indivisible consciousness”. Liberation is freedom from every kind of physical, psychological and psychic distress.

Naryanaswami Aiyer translated the well-known abridged version, Laghu-Yoga-Vasistha. Wonderful items and service! He joined The theosophical Society during the presidentship of Col.

I’ve just received the shawl and love it already!! The date or century of the text’s composition or compilation is unknown, and variously estimated from the content and references it makes to other literature, other schools of Indian philosophies. Educated at his village school at Kazhukanimattam and, late, at the Kumbakonam Town High School and at the Kumbakonam Government Arts College, he was a first avsistha pleader at Kumbakonam and made a reasonably prosperous living there.

This is one of the longest Hindu texts in Sanskrit after the Mahabharataand an important text of Yoga.