Lakshmi-tantra [sanskrit]

44,377 words | ISBN-10: 8120817354 | ISBN-13: 9788120817357

The Sanskrit text of the Lakshmi Tantra, an ancient text belonging to the Pancaratra tradition possibly dating to the 9th century A.D. The Lakshmitantra is devoted to the worship of Goddess Lakshmi (the Shakti of Vishnu-Narayana) although it also glorifies all women in general. Alternative titles: Lakṣmītantra (लक्ष्मीतन्त्र), Lakṣmī-tantra (लक्ष्मी-तन्त्र), Laksmitantra.

saptaviṃśo'dhyāyaḥ - 27
śakraḥ---
namastubhyaṃ jagannāthe puṇḍarīkākṣavallabhe|
aśeṣajagadīśāne sarvajñe sarvabhāvini || 1 ||
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śrutametanmayā samyagvidyānāṃ{1} tattvamuttamam|
bhūyaśca tārikāyā me vidhiṃ vyākhyātumarhasi || 2 ||
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{1. vijñānaṃ B. F. }
śrīḥ{2}---
ādyamekaṃ paraṃ brahma sarvajñaṃ saccidātmakam|
{3}svaśakticaritaṃ divyaṃ lakṣmīnārāyaṇaṃ mahaḥ || 3 ||
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{2. śrīruvāca I. }
{3. svaśaktyā churitaṃ I. }
{4}ahaṃ paramā śaktirahaṃtākhyā sanātanī|
taddharmadharmiṇī nityā prabhā bhānorivāmalā || 4 ||
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{4. sāhaṃtā I. }
tadīyāni vidhīyante pañca kṛtyāni sarvadā|
tadunmeṣasvarūpiṇyā mayaivāditinandana || 5 ||
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mama divyā parā śaktirnityaṃ{5} maddharmadharmiṇī|
hṛllokhā paramā vidyā {6}matsvarūpā puraṃdara || 6 ||
6. hṛllekhā pañcaviṃśādhyāye nirdiṣṭatārikāparanāmā hrīṃmantraḥ| atrāpyanupadameva mantrasvarūpaṃ nirdekṣyate|
{5. nityā B. F. I. }
{6. matsvarūpam A. D. I. }
asyā vyākhyāmimāṃ śaśvat sāvadhānena cetasā|
śraddadhānaḥ prapannastvamupasanno gṛhāṇa me || 7 ||
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āmananti yamātmānaṃ jagatastasthuṣaḥ param|
{7}prasavasthitisaṃhārakāraṇaṃ sūryasaṃjñitam{8} || 8 ||
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{7. prabhava F. }
{8. saṃjñakam B. C. F. }
nityaṃ{9} prerayitāraṃ ca prāṇasaṃjñaṃ sanātanam|
taṃ viddhi prathamaṃ varṇaṃ hakāraṃ puruṣottamam || 9 ||
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{9. nitya B. D. }
yastasya prathamonmeṣaḥ kroḍīkṛtajagattrayaḥ{10}|
aśeṣabhuvanādhāro jvaladrūpo'mito'nyataḥ || 10 ||
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{10. jagatkriyaḥ G. }
rephaṃ tatparamaṃ viddhi tejorūpaṃ sanātanam|
unmeṣa eva samyak sa{11} vyāpnuvan sakalāṃ gatim || 11 ||
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{11. saṃ B. D. }
vyāpārān pañca bibhracca bindūn sṛṣṭyādilakṣaṇān|
āscaryajñānarūpaśca nimeṣonmeṣasaṃtateḥ || 12 ||
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icchājñānakriyārūpaṃ bibhracca {12}vitatikramam|
iīrūpasya yugmasya sthitireṣā sanātanī || 13 ||
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{12. viditakramaḥ B.; vitatiṃ kramāt I. }
tadevaṃ{13} paramonmeṣarūpāhaṃ vitatodayā|
icchājñānakriyārūpā pañcakṛtyakarī vibhoḥ || 14 ||
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{13. tadeva C. }
nānāvidhāścaryamayī ciddhanā sukharūpiṇī|
vijñeyā paramātmasthā vyāpinī viṣṇuvallabhā || 15 ||
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vidhāya kṛtyamakhilaṃ trailokyaiśvaryadāyinī|
tasminneva punardeve vyomeśe paramātmani || 16 ||
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ādāya sarvasaṃbhāraṃ pratitiṣṭhāmi niṣkalā|
asyā rūpāṇi pañceha tattvajñāḥ saṃpracakṣate || 17 ||
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tāni rūpāṇi deveśa gadantyā me niśāmaya|
vyomeśāntamidaṃ rūpamekaṃ yattatprakīrtitam || 18 ||
18. vyomeśāntamiti| bindvantamityarthaḥ|
vyomeśāt parataḥ kecidvāñchanti parameśvaram|
vyomeśamapahāyānye pradhānaṃ viniyojya tu || 19 ||
19. parameśvaraḥ visargaḥ| pradhāno makāraḥ|
bindunādau ca vāñchanti tadante praṇavopamam|
ante pradhānamevaikaṃ keciddhīrāḥ pracakṣate || 20 ||
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sṛṣṭikartāramante'nye vaidikāḥ samadhīyate|
evaṃ pañca svarūpāṇi tārikāyā vidurbudhāḥ || 21 ||
21. sṛṣṭikartā visargaḥ|
śāntasthāyāḥ sureśāna rūpāṇyevaṃvidhānyapi|
pradhānānte visṛṣṭyante vyomeśānte tathaiva ca || 22 ||
22. mantrāṇāmeṣāṃ phalatāratamyamāha---pradhānānte ityādinā|
vyomeśordhvavisṛṣṭyanta iti rūpacatuṣṭaye|
aihikī paramā siddhistattaccāmutrikī{14} parā || 23 ||
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{14. tatra cāmuṣmikī D.; tatra cāmutrikī I. }
pradhānabindunādānte mokṣaśrīreva kevalā|
ityevamanusaṃdhāya tārikāyāḥ parāṃ sthitim || 24 ||
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śiṣyāya sādhuśīlāya gurubrahmahitaiṣiṇe|
ācārya ādiśedvidyāṃ parabrahmasvarūpiṇīm || 25 ||
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hastadehāṅgavinyāsaṃ vidhāyātmani vai purā|
vinaysya śiṣyadehe ca tataścopadiśenmanum || 26 ||
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sthāpayeddhṛdi śiṣyasya bhāvapūrvaṃ manuṃ param|
punaśca sthāpayet svasya{15} hṛdaye mantramuttamam || 27 ||
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{15. svasmin B. F. I. }
dīkṣābhiṣekapūrvaṃ ca sarvametat samācaret|
ācāryādatha saṃprāpya vidyāṃ śiṣyo vicakṣaṇaḥ || 28 ||
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ātmānamātmanaścaiva vittaṃ dattvā tu dakṣiṇām|
sakalaṃ tvardhamaṃśaṃ yena toṣyate guruḥ || 29 ||
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vaidike ca samācāre{16} laukike ca vyavasthite|
apramādyan sadācārye{17} guruṣu brāhnaṇeṣu ca || 30 ||
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{16. samayācāre B. F. I. }
{17. sadācāre D. }
adrohaṃ śīlayan śaśvadbhūtagrāme caturvidhe|
nityamātmaguṇopeto dharmalakṣaṇasevakaḥ || 31 ||
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saṃskāraiḥ saṃskṛtaḥ śubhrairdevapitratithikriyaḥ|
divyaśāsrāṇyadhīyāno nigamāṃścaiva vaidikān || 32 ||
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alolupena cittena siddhāntānanusaṃcaran|
yāvadarthaṃ tu vijñānamādadānastatastataḥ || 33 ||
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adūṣayaṃśca śāsrāṇi pramāṇairanusaṃcaran|
āhnikaṃ vidhivat kurvan śāsrārthaṃ karmaṇāṃ kramaiḥ || 34 ||
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aharādi tvahorātraṃ punā rātryavasānakam|
avandhyaṃ{18} satataṃ kurvaṃścoditaiḥ karmaṇāṃ kramaiḥ || 35 ||
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{18. avaśyaṃ B. F. }
pañcakālarato{19} nityaṃ pañcayajñaparāyaṇaḥ|
bhūṣito damadānābhyāṃ satyenāhiṃsanena ca || 36 ||
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{19. paro D. E. }
coditena krameṇemāṃ vidyāṃ saṃsādhya yatnataḥ|
{20}prasannayā dhiyā yukto nityaṃ svārthaparārthayoḥ || 37 ||
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{20. prapannayā B. }
bhūtimeva parāmicchan {21}vibhūtiṃ parivarjayet|
pāvanaḥ sarvabhūtānāṃ manasā cakṣuṣā girā || 38 ||
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{21. abhūtiṃ I. }
cittaprasādanīrdevīścatasraḥ pariśīlayan|
maitryādyāḥ śāntimanvicchan japayajñaparāyaṇaḥ || 39 ||
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apramādyan svakarmasthaḥ pramāde sati daivataḥ|
prāyaścittaṃ caran samyagyasminyasmiṃstu{22} yādṛśam || 40 ||
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{22. yasmiṃśca B. }
karmaṇā manasā vācā devadevaṃ janārdanam|
prapannaḥ śaraṇaṃ śaśvanmāṃ ca taddharmadharmiṇīm || 41 ||
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uttamaṃ puruṣaṃ srīṃ ca saṃdṛṣṭvā māmanusmaran|
daṃpatī {23}pūjayannityaṃ dāṃpatyaṃ cāpyalopayan || 42 ||
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{23. yasmiṃsca B. }
śabdasthamarthagaṃ vāpi puṃbhāvaṃ vividhātmakam|
srībhāvaṃ viddhi tadrūpaṃ lakṣmīnārāyaṇaṃ smaran‌{24} || 43 ||
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{24. smaret B. }
uttamāṃ guṇasaṃpannāṃ rūpayauvanaśālinīm|
alolupena cittena dṛṣṭvā māmeva cintayan || 44 ||
44. alolupeneti| atyāsaktirahitenetyarthaḥ|
srīṣu kṣāntamanā nityamavadannapriyaṃ sadā|
{25}atikramaṃ pariharansaṃjātaṃ cāpyatarkayan{26} || 45 ||
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{25. atikāmaṃ A. B. D. }
{26. akīrtayan A. B. }
kṣālayan pāvanaiḥ srīṇāṃ jāyamānaṃ vyatikramam|
kubjāṃ vikalāṃ vāpi sarvāvasthāṃ gatāṃ sriyam || 46 ||
46. pāvanairiti| śuddhikarmabhirityarthaḥ| vyatikramaḥ pramādaḥ|
avinindaṃścaraṃsrīṇāṃ priyaṃ śāsrānukūlataḥ|
evaṃvṛttaḥ sadācāro naro vigatakalmaṣaḥ || 47 ||
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{27}madbhakto matpriyakaro madyājī matparāyaṇaḥ|
prāpnoti paramaṃ dhāma tadviṣṇoḥ paramaṃ padam || 48 ||
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{27. F. omits three lines from here. }
iti te kathitā śakra tārikāyāḥ parā sthitiḥ|
vidyānāmapi cānyāsāṃ kiṃ bhūyaḥ śrotumicchasi || 49 ||
49. tārikāyā iti| hṛllekhāparanāmnyā ityarthaḥ|
iti {28}śrīpāñcarātrasāre lakṣmītantre sadācāraprakāśo nāma saptaviṃśodhyāyaḥ
{28. śrīpañcarātra A.; śrīpāñcarātre B. D. }
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Lakshmi Tantra (Hindi translation)
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