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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...