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The Yoga-Vasistha Maharamayana of Valmiki

Ravi Prakash Arya (Author)
Synopsis The present edition is only the edition which is available with complete English translation of Yogavasistha.  The other editions available in market are lacking either with the original Sanskrit texts or incomplete translations.  In the present translation the author has taken help from Viharilal Mitra's translation which was available in fragments and in a dilapidated condition only in English unaccompanied by the original text in Sanskrit.  So it was not a very easy job for the author to find out from the running English commentary of Viharilal Mitra the appropriate translation of Sanskrit Slokas.  Since the present author had no information about the edition of Yogavasistha referred to by Viharilal Mitra while rendering  his English translation of Yogavasistha.  The present author has used Sanskrit text published by Gita Press Gorakhpur for the present edition.  As such Viharilal Mitra’s translation was used wherever it was found in tune with the Gita Press Gorakhpur's Sanskrit text.  Wherever, the translation was not in tune with the available Sanskrit text, or was missing the present author supplied his own translation.  For instance, the the translation of Mitra is missing in following places of Nirvana Prakarana: 11.87.112, 33.20-46; 34.31; 59.13; 67.23; 81.116-119. So, the present author has rendered his own translation in all such places.  Thus the contribution of Viharilal Mitra has been fully recognized and the readers will also have a chance to go through the complete text of Sanskrit with appropriate English translation.  Since Vihari Lal Mitra comes from a Bengali background, his dicta is sometimes found impressed with Bengali accent.  This is why, he has written Sattva as Sottva, arghya as orghya, asattva as asuttva, etc.  at all such places, a  correct rendering of spellings has been made by the present author without having any tendency to the Bengali accent.  The original translator has mistaken Samadhi for hypnotism, hence to avoid confusion, Samadhi has been rendered as Samadhi for lack of any synonym thereof in English language.  Since this and other Yogic terms are peculiar to Sanskrit and they don’t have their exact equivalence in other languages of the world.  The old English usage sometimes takes its course in the translation of Viharilal Mitra so the present editor has replaced such usage by the modest terms available in English language. 
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Ravi Prakash Arya

Dr. Ravi Prakash Arya is World renowned Vedic Scholar, Philologist, and Historian. He is a prolific speaker and writer. He is widely travelled scholar who has delivered more than 150 popular and academic talks on various topics of Vedas, Indian History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Culture and Scientific Indian heritage in various countries of the world. He has delivered more than a dozen Radio and TV Talks in Bharata, Canada, USA, Trinidad, Surinam and British Guyana. He has participated in more than 50 National and International Conferences and Seminars in India and Abroad. He is doing a pioneering work for preserving and propagating the universal and scientific Vedic heritage of India under the auspices of Indian Foundation for Vedic science'. He has so far produced around 60 research papers and 27 books running into 36 volumes on the various aspects of Vedas, Indian History and Culture. He is also editing for the last seven years a quarterly Research Journal 'Vedic Science' dealing with the scientific interpretation of Vedas and Allied literature and ancient Indian traditions. This Journal is circulated around 30 countries of the world. He is also the editor of annual 'World Vedic Calendar' circulated around 10 countries of the world.

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Louis - Excellent work Jan, 01, 1970

I have gone through this new translaation. This is an excellent historic work produced ever.

Bibliographic information

Title The Yoga-Vasistha Maharamayana of Valmiki
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.02.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8187710483