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 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. The Concise Yoga Vasistha. Jun 22, John rated it it was amazing.

The Concise Yoga Vasistha

Vaeistha helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? GlennRamana Maharshi: Part of a series on. This translation, known as the Jug-Basishtwhich has since became popular in Persia among intellectuals interested in Indo-Persian culture.

The Concise Yoga Vasistha by Swami Venkatesananda

It is this true enquiry alone that generates Jnana knowledge. Read this only when you are ready to read it. And it will continue to change my life if I read it over and over again.

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Ralphe Wiggins rated it it was amazing Jan 10, The surviving text mentions Vijnanavada and Madhyamika schools of Buddhism by name, suggesting that the corresponding sections were composed after those schools were established, or about 5th-century. It includes most of the things that I like best in the Yoga Vasistha leaves out most of what I like least. Almost every verse is full of finest poetical imagery; the choice of words is exceedingly pleasing to the ear.

Want to Read saving…. But to the person who has A difficult read, but this book has changed my life. Emma rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Preface Introduction Section One: 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”.

Oleksiy Plotnyts’Kyy rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Kannan Srini rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Devan rated it it was amazing May 18, Supreme Yoga Limited preview – To ask other readers questions about The Concise Yoga Vasisthaplease sign up. To apply with diligence to whatever is excellent, not low nor mean and not liable to loss or decay, is the precept of parents and preceptors to their sons and pupils.

Mainkar states that Yoga Vasistha probably evolved over time. Paperbackpages.

Liberation is extinction of all conditioning. For the specialist, this book makes available a handy guide to the original Sanskrit without sacrificing philosophical depth. The unabridged text is currently being translated into Russian [63] and published by Swamini Vidyananda Saraswati, first five books are completed by Shortly after, Sivananda unexpectedly came out. 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.


Christine Ra rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Theological Reflections on the Problem of Usury. What is this universe? See 1 question about The Concise Yoga Vasistha…. The Story of Kaca. In this version the Laghu-Yoga-Vasistha has been condensed to 86 verses, arranged into seven chapters. Return to Book Page. He was so impressed that he wrote to Swami Sivananda asking if he could join him in his ashram.

No trivia or quizzes yet. To the comparative religionist, it provides an occasion for understanding how Vasisth has been able to accommodate seemingly opposite schools of thought without giving way to the platitudes which mar many syncretic movements. Maitri rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Swami Sivananda told him to finish his education and then come to Rishikesh. Originally written in Sanskrit, the Yoga Vasistha has been translated into many Indian languagesand the stories are told to children in various forms.