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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2317 - Mokṣopāya
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2317 - Mokṣopāya
Title:
Yogavāsiṣṭha. Selections.
Mokṣopāya. Upaśamaprakaraṇa, 1842.
Physical description:
1 item (308 leaves) : paper ; 21 x 33 cm.
Summary:
A treatise on Advaita (non-dualism) Vedānta philosophy attributed to the ancient sage Vālmīki but composed by an unknown medieval author. Framed within the mythological world of the epic Rāmāyaṇa, the text is presented as a dialogue between the sage Vāsiṣṭha and the epic hero Rāma. Addresses the concept of dissolution (upaśama). It names itself after an earlier Kashmiri work, Mokṣopāya, but is a conflated, version of the Yogavāsiṣṭha. A commentary by Ānandabodhendra Sarasvatī, the Vāsiṣṭhamahārāmāyaṇatātparyaprakāśa, runs horizontally above and below the root text.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 308r); alternate title Bṛhadyogavāsiṣṭa from title page (f. 1r).
Written in 11-17 lines per leaf.
308 leaves foliated 1-308, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmahārāmāyaṇe śatasahasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ bālakāṃḍe vāsiṣṭe mokṣopāye upaśamaprakaraṇe samadarśanaṃ nāmatrinavatisargaḥ 93 (f. 308r).
Dated śaka 1764 (1842) (f. 308r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant characters, words, and phrases highlighted in red.
Two wooden boards with beveled edges support the manuscript.
Watermarks of Britannia; the name W. & J. Harris, Turkey Mill, 1839; and J. & J. Town, Turkey Mill, 1840.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2317.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2317
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
मोक्षोपाय. उपशमप्रकरण, १८४२.
 
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