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The Yoga-Vasishtha Maharamayana of Valmiki, vol. 3 (of 4) part 2 (of 2)
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Valmiki (Sanskrit; /vɑːlˈmiːki/;... More > Vālmīki) is celebrated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit literature. The epic Ramayana, dated variously from 5th century BCE to first century BCE, is attributed to him, based on the attribution in the text itself. He is revered as the Ādi Kavi, which translates to First Poet, because he is said to have invented shloka (i.e. first verse or epic metre), which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry.The Uttara Kanda tells the story of Valmiki's early life, as a highway robber named Ratnakara, who used to rob people after killing them. Once, the robber tried to rob the divine sage Narada for the benefit of his family. Narada asked him if his family would share the sin he was incurring due to the robbery. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valmiki< Less
The Sacred Laws of the Âryas
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The Sacred Laws of the Aryas, vol. 1 of 2. The sacred laws of the Aryas as taught in the school of Apastamba and Gautama. This is a reprint of 1879 Oxford, The Clarendon Press on Sacred Books of the... More > East. Translated by Georg Bühler, In 1858 he received his doctorate in eastern languages and archaeology. While in England, he also studied Vedic manuscripts at the India Office and the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. He also became a Professor of Oriental Languages at the Elphinstone College, Bombay. During his time in India, he collected a remarkable number of texts for the Indian government and the libraries of Berlin, Cambridge University, and Oxford University. This book also provides some introduction to the Âpastamba and Gautama. The Sacred Laws of the Âryas as taught in the schools of Âpastamba, Gautama, Vâsishtha and Budhayana from the translated work of Georg Bühler. Published by the The Clarendon Press 1879.< Less
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The Yoga Vasishta of Valmiki is considered the most authoritative exposition of non-dualist (Advaita) philosophy, the spiritual realization that all is one. Written down in the 11th to 14th Centuries... More > AD, the work dates back thousands of years and is attributed to the ancient Sage Valmiki. Yoga Vasishta is among the rare scriptures that accurately reflects the teaching of a Self-realized yogi. It is the story of Prince Rama, the incarnation of god, who has become disillusioned with everything the world has to offer. Over twenty-two days, Sage Vasishta answers Rama's questions about the nature of reality, illustrating with fascinating stories, until Rama attains samadhi (enlightenment) and Self realization. This is the complete, unabridged 1891 translation by V. L. Mitra, revised to make it more readable in modern English.< Less
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