Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Laghu Yoga Vasistha - English Translation
"Yoga Vasistha" is a popular text on Yoga and Advaita Vedanta authored by sage Vasistha. 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. Containing 32000 verses, it is the longest text in Sanskrit, after Mahabharat and Ramayana. Yoga Vasistha
is considered amongst the most important, if not the most important, scripture of the Vedanta and Yoga. It is also known as "Vasishtha Ramayana".
This book is an English translation of "Laghu Yoga Vasistha" (containing 6000 verses), an abridged version of "Yoga Vasistha", compiled by Abhinanda Pandita of Kashmir.