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Yoga Vashistha is a text in which Maharishi Vashishtha gives knowledge to Shri Rama. It is in the form of conversation between the two of them.

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Power of mental thought?

It is mentioned in yoga vashisht's books which is translated by Rishi Singh Gherwal that he performed mental Raj-suya Vajna in paragraph 54-56 : *Saint Vashisht answered: "King Lavana was not bound ...
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Is Yog Vasistha authentic scripture?

Yoga Vasistha is claimed to be written by Valmiki ji. The first written copy of Yog Vasistha is estimated around 6th century according to Wikipedia. But I haven't heard about this text like ...
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Is Yoga Vasistha accepted by non-advaitins?

If yes, which sects/schools accept it? How do they interpret the verses of advaitic import in the YV?
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What does Vashishta mean by the term “self extinction”?

In Yoga Vashishta, Vasishta Maharishi has used the word Self extinction is the supreme bliss on few occasions. Here's in one context from Chapter 10 of Book 2. The Supreme Soul of infinite ...
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Should one give up Moha?

In the book Yoga Vashistha(page 426) , Vashistha says one should give up moha as the snake casts off the skin. My question is : should one give up moha and what is the meaning of the word moha ?
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Can vairagya (dispassion) and mudita(gladness) co-exist?

Suppose I have attained vairagya or dispassion with regards to the world then is it possible to develop mudita or gladness along with vairagya ? If yes how ? Is gladness a correct translation of word ...
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What do the scriptures say about the eight generals of Lord Rama?

I am currently reading the Yog Vasishth and it is throwing up a lot of interesting details. In Chapter 2 of Book 1 we find the following statement: 28-29 The eight ministers of Rama — Dhrishta, ...
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Was Rama Avatar a result of four different curses?

The Ramayan tells us that Lord Vishnu incarnated as Rama on the request of the demigods when the three worlds were being tormented by the tyranny of Ravan. But the Yog Vasishtha adds an interesting ...
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How & Why did Shukracharya become the guru of Daityas?

We know Brihaspati is the guru of Devas and Shukra of the Asuras. Both of them are sons of Brahma's Manas Putras so would have had equal chance to lead either of the clans so how did they end up on ...
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What were the 7 previous births of Brahmarishi Vasishtha?

The Yog Vasishtha narrates the fascinating story of an immortal crow named Bhushunda who is met by Brahmarishi Vasisth. In Chapter 22 while reminiscing about his past lives, the divine crow tells ...
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What are the mantras using which Kak Bhushundi survived the Pralaya?

The Yog Vasishtha narrates the fascinating story of an immortal crow named Bhushunda who is met by Brahmarishi Vasisth. In the course of their conversation the rishi asks him how he has managed to ...
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Why should one do his duty?

I am studying Advaita Vedanta. According to Advaita Vedanta, this world is an illusion. It suggests one to do his duty with detachment. What I do not understand is why should one even do his duty when ...
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Why is it said in Vedanta that you are not the doer of any action?

In my study of Advaita Vedanta, I have come across many references to the point that one is not the doer of any action. See for example these two verses धर्माधर्मौ सुखं दुखं मानसानि न ते विभो। ...
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What is the relationship between cause and effect as enunciated in the Yoga Vasistha?

Yoga Vashishtha is a text in which Maharishi Vashishtha gives knowledge to Shri Rama. It is in the form of conversation between the two of them. How is the relationship between cause and effect ...
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Which Hindu scriptures talk about multiple universes or planets? [duplicate]

The universe is split up into many island-universes, as described in the Yoga Vashishtha 6.2.60 I saw countless creations though they did not know of one another’s existence. Some were coming ...
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Evolution of Earth - Yoga Vashishtha

Yoga Vashishtha, is a conversation between Maharishi Vashistha and Shri Rama. Shri Rama, when young, comes to the palace back after travelling the country and is very despondent. Rishi Vashishtha ...