Yoga Vasistha Image Credit: Rishimukh
Yoga Vasistha Image Credit: Rishimukh

Yoga Vasistha


Dr. Arun Madhavan

Brahma recited the words, ‘Brahm, Brahm’, at the time of His birth; hence, he is called Brahma. It was his sankalpa that created the maya of the Universe manifesting all kinds of jivas - sentient and insentient. The Sun, Moon and Stars, Light and Darkness are also the ideations of Brahma. The Vedic scriptures, codes, joy and sorrow, birth and death, gain or loss, the tri-gunas, though illusory, appear as a grand spectacle to us due to our ignorance.

All ideations of a Universe exist in the sankalpa of Brahma. When such ideations become still, the Universe revolves back into the primordial.

Reflecting on the great Sage’s illuminating words that professed him as a liberated soul, Prince Ram spoke to Himself: ‘Oh my intellect, contemplate on the teachings of the Sage in such a way that we shall be saved from the miseries of worldly existence.’

When the day dawned, with the blessings of his father, Ram spoke to the Sage: ‘I have spent a lot of time meditating upon your enlightening words and have enshrined the truth in my heart.’ He requested that his Guru continues with his discourse.

The Sage spoke on the dissolution of the Universe and the attainment of supreme peace. Those who are filled with Sattva, live in a state of complete awareness. They always inquire into the origin and nature of the world's appearance. Traversing the path of righteousness, faithfully

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