Q. Why is Yoga Vasistha of Valmiki not as popular as Srimad Bhagavad-Gita, when both are life books of Indian origin?


Yog Vasistha is not as simple, to-the-point and appealing as Gita. The purpose of two books are different. Gita is for common man – the warrior who has to live in world. Yog Vasistha is for seclusion.

Gita is practical. Yog vasistha is theoretical. The aim of Gita is to prepare one to fight battle with best enthusiasm. Goal of Yog Vasistha is to get in details of esoteric topics like life, soul, etc. Gita is a workbook. Yog Vasistha is a text-book.

Quora Answer by Agniveer Sanjeev Newar

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