Monthly Archives: October 2010

vishaada vs. vairagya

A small comparison of contexts of Srimad Bhagavad Gita and yoga vaasishta. Srimad Bhagavad Gita starts with Arjuna-vishada-yoga adhyaya. In this Arjuna expresses his feeling of dis-interest in the war between the kauravas and paandavas. He gives various reasons why … Continue reading

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blueness of the sky

I have mentioned the ideas presented in the scripture will lead to “deep contemplative thought” in my last post. Sage Valmiki states in the beginning of the scripture (Second Verse of Third Sarga of Vairagya Prakaranam) brahmasya jaagatasyaasya jaatasyaakaaSa varNavat … Continue reading

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Context and Structure of yoga vaasishta

As described in the last post, the scripture has a clear anubandha chatustaya. It has been useful in several cases. The scripture’s context is as follows: Once upon a time Sutikshana asked sage Agastya what is the best way for … Continue reading

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