Yoga Vasistha, Important Verses
The Yoga Vasistha is a very important scripture for spiritual seekers. The wisdom and teachings are in the backdrop of Vasistha’s teachings to Rama. Vasistha uses many stories or illustrations to bring out the subtle teachings.
This is a very compact version with focus on the important teachings of the great Sage. For reference, I have included the different stories these teachings have been culled from as footnotes. I have used page breaks to keep verse integrity during study.
Titles that best suggest the theme covered in the teachings have been used. If there are several verses under the same title, the number is indicated in parenthesis.
This is an updated and revised very compact version with focus on the important teachings of the great Sage. I have divided these essential verses of the Yoga Vasistha into four parts and included the prayer before reading before each of these four parts.
These parts are not balanced in length but feel to contain tighter groups of teachings. The fourth part is longer than the other parts. I have also modified some of the translations to be relevant to the present times . This essential verse translation is for the sincere seeker who is interested in what the teachings point to.
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