Author: Jnanananda BharatiTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Subhash JainPublisher: Manoj PublicationsYear: 2011Language: Bi-LingualPages: 316ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788131012925
Yoga Vashishtha is a dialogue between Sage Vashishtha and Sri Rama written by Sage Valmiki. Yoga Vashishtha Contains the spiritual teachings that Sri Rama received from his Guru, Sage Vashishtha, when he was only a teenager. Jnana Vashishta is a well-known text of Vedanta. Though much of it is narrated in style of stories, it is immensely philosophical and rational, in the approach to search and find Reality, by way of pointed metaphors and allegories. The original Sanskrit work ascribed to the 'first sage Valmiki' has nearly 30,000 verses. Then a smaller version of 6000 verses was compiled by Abhinandana of Kashmir and it has the name - Laghu Yog Vashishtha.The main theme of these teachings is that the world is a dream of the soul from which we must awake. Throughout its six chapters Yoga Vashishtha helps us identify why the world is a dream and how we can proceed from a state of sleep to a state of wakefulness, and how we can overcome the restricting factors of our personality and gain greater appreciation, awareness, understanding, contentment and peace in life. According to Yoga Vashishtha this world of experience with various objects, time, space and laws are is a creation of the mind that is an idea or Kalpana. Mind is the cause of bondage and liberation. To know that you are the immortal, all-pervading self is to become that. This is moksha. This is the goal of life. This book is an “Abridged” version of the Yoga Vashishta. and will appeal to the general reader.
1. The Dejection of Shri Raama2. The Beginning of Teaching3. Te Manner of Origin4. The Story of Leelaa5. The Story of Suchee6. The Power of Thought7. The Story of Lavana8. The Story of Bhaargava9. The Story of Daama and Others10. The Story of Daasoora11. The Story of Janaka 12. The Story of Bali13. The Story of Prahlaad14. The Story of Gaadhi15. The Story of Uddaalaka16. The Story of Suraghu 17. The Process of Destruction of the mind18. The Story of Veetahavya19. The Quenching of Mind20. Contemplation of the Self-pure Conscious21. The Story of Bhushunda (A crow)22. Manner of Worshipping of the Deity23. Glory of the Power of pure consciousness24. The Story of Bhageeratha25. The Glory of Choodaalaa26. The Penance of Shikhidhvaja27. The Teaching of Choodaalaa28. The Test of Shikhidhvaja29. Living in the auspicious state of the conscious30. The Story of Ikshvaaku31. Conquest of the Steps32. Conclusion of the TreatiseAppendix : Some Terms and Names