This is Swami Venkatesananda's longer Yoga Vasistha. Its purpose is to provide a means to eliminate psychological conditioning and to attain liberation. Containing the instructions of the sage Vasistha to Lord Rama, this scripture is full of intricately woven tales, the kind a great teacher might tell to hold the interest of a student. Table of Contents Blessing Scheme of Transliteration Foreword Introduction Prayer Part One: On Dispassion Part Two: On the Behaviour of the Seeker The Story of Suka Self-effort Part Three: On Creation The Story of Lila The Story of Karkati The Story of the Sons of Indu The Story of Ahalya The Story of the Great Forest The Story of the Three Non-existent Princes The Story of Lavana Part Four: On Existence The Story of Sukra The Story of Dama, Vyala and Kata The Story of Bhima, Bhasa and Drdha The Story of Dasura Kaca's Story Part Five: On Dissolution The Story of King Janaka The Story of Punya and Pavana The Story of Bali The Story of Prahlada The Story of Gadhi The Story of Uddalaka The Story of Suraghu The Story of Bhasa and Vilasa The Story of Vitahavya Part Six: On Liberation Discourse on Brahman The Story of Bhusunda Description of the Lord Deva Puja The Story of the Wood apple The Story of the Rock The Story of Arjuna The Story of the Hundred Rudras The Story of the Vampire The Story of Bhagiratha The Story of Sikhidvaja and Cudala The Story of the Philosopher's Stone The Story of Cintamani The Story of the Foolish Elephant The Story of Kaca The Story of the Deluded Man The Story of Bhrngisa The Story of Iksvaku The World Within the Rock The Story of the Sage from Outer Space The Story of Vipascit The Story of the Hunter and the Deer The Story of Kundadanta Index
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This book attempts to let the universal Upanisadic knowledge and experience of Divinity and reality emerge from the original texts and make it accessible to a broader western oriented audience.The book is in text commentary format and uses the method of p
Classical verse work expounding early Vedantic approach in Hindu philosophy.
Classical verse work expounding early Vedanta approach in Hindu philosophy.
The Concise Yoga Vasistha a clear, provocative summary of one of the leading texts of Hinduism. Swami Venkatesananda continues the long tradition of elaborating on and clarifying the teachings of the sage Vasistha. It captures the verve of the original text while eliminating needless repetition. For the specialist, this book makes available a handy guide to the original Sanskrit without sacrificing philosophical depth. 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.
Our scriptures define Maya in many words and stories, using parables and analogies. This world is just an appearance. It is a seeming projection. Even though most of us have heard it and commonly use the word MAYA, we do not really know what it is and thus overcoming it is out of the question. This book attempts to throw light on this subtle reality in carefully chosen words that are easily understood, and perhaps point a way for the serious seeker who is struggling to escape its clutches. What is Maya??? 1. It is neither Truth 2. Nor is it unTruth 3. And it is neither both Ponder...ponder…ponder… Let us read between the lines to arrive at: 1. Maya is not Truth – replace Truth with its synonym Existence. This sentence becomes Maya <> Truth Maya <> Existence