It is the solution given by Sage Vasishta when Sri Rama was caught in the storm of doubts
regarding the ultimate nature of Supreme-self.
It is the solution in the form of logical deductions and practical observations for a better
understanding of the nature of Supreme-self.
It is a correlations of apparently divergent references of Upanishads.
It is a poetic classic but allegorically explains the absolute and presented in his unique,
graceful way by the sage poet Valmiki
It is a presentation from Brahmasri Kuppa Venkata Krishna Murthy, the Vidyadhikari of Avadhoota
data Peetham Mysore in the form of his “Musings on Yogavaasishta – III (Sustenance)” – a treatise
of comparisons and correlations of the ancient traditional knowledge and the modern scientific
knowledge, through his lectures in the Gemini T.V on “Yogavaasishta”.
Jagadguru Parama Pujya Sri Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji
‘Yogavaasishtam’ is a very useful book for all those who know many things in the spiritual line,
or who do not know any thing in that line, and who wish to enter into that line. To know about
spirituality is different and experiencing is different. Our endeared devotee Kuppa Krishna Murthy
experienced spiritual flavor in all the three ways due to his continual presence at the feet of
Sadguru. So your Swamiji has been using him as His mouthpiece to serially analyse and explain this
rare classic the way He wanted through the TV Channel for his devotees and the entire mankind at
large and also go this trentise written by him.
All of you should read nay study this with a steady mind and sincerely render yourself deserving
for the grace of Sri Datta
My series of lectures on Yogavaasishta, since the last two years, in Gemini T.V has reached the
hearts of many listeners of varied classes, bringing satisfaction to these aspirants in
philosophy. It is much more heartening to people like me, who are earnestly desiring always to
bring this profound subject to within the comprehensible reach of common man.
Dr.D.R.Rao and Smt.Vijaya has brought out these lectures on the first two chapters as
Yogavaasishta Hridayam — Part I in Telugu during 2002 and its English version as Musings on
Yogavaasishta — Part I during 2003; the second part of Telugu version during 2004. But for their
resolution, my indolence would have been victorious.
Subjective wise, this second part is more profound than the first part. The chapter on creation
only has to be brought out as this work. The chapters on creation, existence and quietitude, when
assumed as a single bunch, this chapter on creation becomes or forms the vital core of that bunch.
Who will believe this chapter that is loudly broadcasting that this world do not exist at all from
metaphysical aspect? Who will understand Valmiki Maharshi’s intricate logical arguments or
discussions brought out or made through Vasishta Maharshi? How far the modern intelligentsia that
has been brought up the modern scientific background or base can understand this? — The feedback
given to me through some listeners of ultra modern culture and NRIs has shown me that all such
sceptical thoughts are baseless imaginations only. Tb express my hearty satisfaction over this
feedback, two such impressions are enclosed herewith.
Science is logic. Philosophy is also logic. That is one branch. This is another branch. It is not
a difficult task to move from one branch to another, once you climbed the tree. To prove that one
who has studied the modern sciences with a razor sharp intelligence can also understand philosophy
that has been conveyed logically, these two letters are enclosed herewith. That is why; I am not
conveying my special gratitude to them. I am congratulating all such intelligentsia, silently,
The preface given in the first part is also added in this with the hope that it will help the
reader to have a better comprehension of the original version.
I was also a listener to these lectures! A reader to these musings! l There is someone else who is
giving these lectures from inside me and also writing these musings!!! I pray my Sadguru Sri
Ganapathi Satchidananda Swamiji to grant the compassion of that ‘Self’ to all of us as our
Why should one muse over a book?
To see clearly what is hidden in the heart of the author.
Why does an author hide his heart'?
He does so to make it more luminous for those who find. So the poet hides his heart in the petals
of words and not in the iron boxes
His heart should reach the readers, but only to those who strives to get it. This is the view of
great poets! It is the inner vision in their creation.
Though my effort in writing ‘Yogavaasishta’ is not considerable, it is through the grace of my
revered Sadguru Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji that the heart of the Sage Poet Valmiki has
been revealed to me without much effort and it continued to be the feeling in the throughout the
exercise. It is my fortune. The Gemini TV Serial telecast of the discourses on ‘Yogavaasishta’
enabled me to share my musings with my brother readers.
The Great Poet Kalidas Said: "Madhumaya Phaniteenaam Marghadarsi Maharshih" — the paths shown by
Maharshi Valmiki are blended with honey. It is truer in respect of Vasishta Ramayana than the
It might not be very difficult even for an ordinary poet to have his creation invested with a
sense of fulfillment when he selected such a person as Sri Rama as the hero of his subject and the
annihilation of Ravana as the central theme. But, with sheer philosophy as the crux of the subject
and packing it with subtle and scientific arguments, stretching it to 32000 verses, and
maintaining its poeticality has been possible only to Sage Poet Valmiki. So far none has been
there to compete with him and fulfill such a task. Perhaps none might be there in future too.
Having got the perception with the blessings of my revered master, I began eagerly to search for
the ‘heart’ of the great poet. In this respect, Paramahamsa Sri Samadaananda Bodhendra
Saraswathi came to my rescue again and again. His commentary, “Taatparya Prakaasa”
enabled me to have the fruits and the essence of ‘Yogavaasihta’. It is with this strength that I
could gain access to the heart of Yogavaasishta.
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