Yoga Vasishtha

A work attributed to Valmiki, consisting of 6 books with 32.000 couplets. It is a discourse of Vasishtha to Rama. Another name is Vasishtha Ramayana, probably the work is written by Vasishtha.

The original version is Brihat Yoga Vasishtha, the abridget version is Laghu Yoga Vasishtha.

Rama was dejected and close to despair of the world. Vasishtha speaks to him about the nothingness of the phenomenal world, which, according to the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, is Maya (illusion).