Original Bengali translation from Sanskrit by Swami Dhiresananda
Translated into English by Swami Sarvadevananda
Popular text on Advaita philosophy in 223 verses. Containa the essential philosophical conclusions of the much larger text, the Yoga Vashista.
- 400 pages Indian hardback
The essential message is that the visible universe is a vast appearance without lasting reality. It is also Brahman, pure consciousness ever-existing in all forms and in its own majesty. That truth, beyond speech and mind, cannot be understood by the misleading imagination of the mind or expressed in language. The truth can only be known by a tranquil mind.
Human attempts to express that experience in words only gives rise to many different doctrines and dogmas.
This book is a quiet excellent book to read. I took my time to read this. You can meditate on any of the verses, it is that profound.
"The Yoga Vasistha has been the beloved text of so many of the sages... In this important book we now have access in English to an important contemporary commentary on the wisdom of the Yoga Vasistha.
"By showing the ever-changing nature of appearance through fables and spell-binging tales, the text brings us ever closer to an appreciation of the consciousness that observes and witnesses all things.