The Supreme Yoga: Yoga Vāsiṣṭha

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 2003 - Hinduism - 382 pages
The Yoga Vasistha has been a favourite book of spiritual seekers in India these several centuries. Its special appeal lies in its thoroughly rational approach, and in its presentation of Vedanta as a philosophy to bridge the gulf between the secular and the sacred, action and contemplation, in human life, through a comprehensive and lofty spirituality. This monumental scripture is the greatest help to the spiritual awakening and the direct experience of the Truth. This is certain. If this is what you want, you are welcome to the Yoga Vasistha. An oft-recurring expression in this scripture is kakataliya'-a crow alights on the coconut palm tree and at that very moment a ripe coconut falls. The two unrelated events thus seem to be related in time and space, though there is no causal relationship. Such is life. Such is 'creation'. But the mind caught up in its own trap of logic questions why, invents a 'why' and a 'wherefore' to satisfy itself, conveniently ignoring the inconvenient questions that still haunt an intelligent mind. Vasistha demands direct observation of the mind, its motion, its notions, its reasoning, the assumed cause and the projected result, and even the observer, the observed and the observation-and the realisation of their indivisible unity as the infinite consciousness.
 

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Contents

VAIRĀGYA PRAKARANAŃ
1
MUMUKȘU VYAVAHĀRA PRAKARANAŃ
21
STHITI PRAKARANAŃ
104
UPAĆAMA PRAKARANAŃ
142
The Story of Uddālaka 184192
184
The Story of Suraghu 195198
195
The Story of Bhāsa and Vilāsa
198
The Story of Vītahavya 209215
209
The Story of Bhagiratha 286287
288
The Story of the Philosophers Stone
300
The Story of the Cintāmaņi 307309
307
The Story of the Foolish Elephant 308310
308
The Story of Kaca 334336
334
The Story of the Deluded Man
336
The Story of Vipaścit 337339
337
The Story of the Hunter and the Sage 340348
340

NIRVĀŅA PRAKARANAM Section Dealing with Liberation 222366
231
The Story of Bhusunda 237247
247
Description of the Lord 250254
250
Deva Pūjā Worship of God 255259
255
The Story of the Woodapple
264
The Story of the Rock The Nature of Consciousness 265266
265
The Story of Arjuna
272
The Story of the Hundred Rudrā 275279
275
The Story of the Vampire
285
The world within the Rock 351354
351
The Story of the Sage from Outer Space
356
The Story of Bhțngisa
357
The Story of Ikşvāku 358
358
The Story of the Hunter and the Deer
360
The Seven States of Yoga
361
Thus Spake Vasistha
367
Index
377
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