About the Book
The Yoga Vasishta of Valmiki is a monumental spiritual work containing the teachings of Vasishta to Rama. For countless centuries it has inspired and guided spiritual seekers. Academic scholars have long neglected the work but a proper study of it is sure to re-orient the attitude of the intellectuals to the non-dual reality and the world-process, and convince them that the final Advaitic Teaching is not that the world is an illusion but that it is Brahman.
Abhinanda Pandita's Laghu-Yoga-Vasishta is a well-known abridgement of the greater work and the present publication containing 'Introduction and Translation' attempts to give the needed coherence and clarity to the supreme teaching.
About the Author
Sri K.N. Subramanian was initiated into spiritual discipline by Sadguru Sri Gnananandagiri, Thapovanam and pursued Vedantic study and sadhana under the sage's guidance. He is a staunch believer in the uniqueness of the Vedantic Tradition associated with Vasishta, Dattatreya, Gaudapada and Shankara. In his writings and talks he stresses that the Advaitic sadhana, as contained in traditional works and as preserved by traditional seers, alone can lead to the true Advaitic experience envisaged by the Upanishads.