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Vasistha's Yoga

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Containing the instructions of the sage Vasistha to Lord Rama, this scripture is full of intricately woven tales, the kind a great teacher might tell to hold the interest of a student.
Paperback, 767 pages
Published February 28th 1993 by SUNY Press (first published February 1st 1993)
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There are no two things about this book :)...
I am putting it alongside the Bhagavad Gita, The Ashtavakra Gita and Vivekacudamani By Adi Sankaracharya.
Clearly not for the faint-hearted.
Randi Hope
My favorite book of all time!

If I just flip to a random page, I'm going to learn a valuable lesson.

I will keep reading this book forever.
Renee Knight
I have read the Yoga Vasistha multiple times.

I enjoyed reading it, and recommend that you read no more than a few pages per day. It is recommended in fact to read only one page per day.

I read it in the evening, just before meditation on my first read through, which commenced in Sept. 10, 2001, just before planes flew into the Pentagon, World Trade Centre, and Camp David on Sept. 11. I made a note of it, as it changed our world forever.

Americans now have had a taste of what Indians have been d
Ashutosh Yadav
Its a wonderful collection of the supreme knowledge & is for only those who want to find out about the life & is on the path of moksha.
Vidura Barrios
This is a gem of a book, one of the great mystical scriptures from India. It is one of those rare books with extremely high vibrations which have the power of giving one the experience of the divine inside.
It is a very long read but very well worth it. It is the kind of book you can read a little a time right before going to bed and have very sweet dreams.
Beautifully translated spiritual classic, but not for the beginner or the faint-hearted. And some variations in philosophy from the traditional advaita vedanta of Adi Shankara. Still, this book is worth daily reading and contemplation, if you are interested in the subject.
Meera Srikant
It's ridiculous to rate this book because it is way beyond it. Took me two years of broken reading to complete this, but I am hope I am wiser.
i read a passage a day and have been doing so for some fifteen months. very nice.
Masterpiece of non-duality.
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