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 text is named after vasitha 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lists with This Book. The text consists of six books. The traditional belief is that reading this book leads to spiritual liberation.

His scholarship in Sanskrit and English and his deep Knowledge of his own and western religions earned for him a great measure of contemporary veneration. It is in the form of replies given by Vasistha to Sri Rama’s queries regarding philosophical problems of life and death, and human suffering, and treats the essentials of Advaita Vedanta.



Truly very appreciated, Namaste. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Verify the characters on the left From: It begins with a briefing that when sage Viswamitra visited Ayodhya to request the services of Sri Rama to save his Yagna from Asuras. His personal life as a real Samnyasin carried profound conviction everywhere. Even there, it is said that the pure Raja-yoga is meant and not Hatha-yoga.

A translation of Yoga-Vâsishta: Laghu-(the smaller)

vasietha Peter Thomi has published additional evidence in support Mainkar’s vaskstha on Yoga Vasistha’s chronology. 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.

I have been very pleased with all the items. State University of New York Press. Even in the vasixtha Upanisad-s, all the metaphysical-leaving aside for the present, as impossible, the occult-theories have not been worked out in a systematic manner; only some clues have been vouchsafed there-upon. The Adyar Library is again bringing this work into print as there has been a demand for it.

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A translation of Yoga-Vâsishta: Laghu- by K. Narayanaswami Aiyer

The origin of I-consciousness, its growth and quiescence, the nature of maya and the way to overcome it, the states of Jnana and ajnana, and freedom from vasana-s, pure and impure, are among the topics on which it throws light. John Richards rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Here a curious instance occurs to me.


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This work is, in the words of Madame H. Veeraswami Aiyer, a prominent Vakil of Tiruvarur in the early twenties of this century, and another, an engineer of the Public Works Department of the Government. Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts. Principles of Yoga Vashistha. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info exoticindia.

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