Tantraloka [sanskrit text]

by Jun Takashima | 2020 | 46,255 words

The Sanskrit text of the Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta including grammatical analysis, English glossary and comparative print editions. The Tantraloka (“light on Tantra”) was written by Abhinavagupta in the 10th century in Kashmir and represents a major Encyclopedic work in Shaivism dealing with many core aspects and terminology.

Book 23 - trayoviṃśatitamamāhnikam

atha śrītantrāloke trayoviṃśatitamamāhnikam |
athābhiṣekasya vidhiḥ kathyate pārameśvaraḥ || 1 ||
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yaiṣā putrakadīkṣoktā gurusādhakayorapi |
saivādhikāriṇī bhogyatattvayuktimatī kramāt || 2 ||
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svabhyastajñāninaṃ santaṃ bubhūṣumatha bhāvinam |
yogyaṃ jñātvā svādhikāraṃ gurustasmai samarpayet || 3 ||
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yo naivaṃ veda naivāsāvabhiṣikto'pi daiśikaḥ |
samayyādikrameṇeti śrīmatkāmika ucyate || 4 ||
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yo na vedādhvasandhānaṃ ṣoḍhā bāhyāntarasthitam |
sa gururmocayenneti siddhayogīśvarīmate || 5 ||
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sarvalakṣaṇahīno'pi jñānavān gururiṣyate |
jñānaprādhānyamevoktamiti śrīkacabhārgave || 6 ||
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padavākyapramāṇajñaḥ śivabhaktyekatatparaḥ |
samastaśivaśāstrārthaboddhā kāruṇiko guruḥ || 7 ||
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na svayaṃbhūstasya coktaṃ lakṣaṇaṃ parameśinā |
abhakto jīvitadhiyā kurvannīśānadhiṣṭhitaḥ || 8 ||
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paścātmanā svayaṃbhūṣṇurnādhikārī sa kutracit |
bhasmāṅkuro vratisuto duḥśīlātanayastathā || 9 ||
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kuṇḍo golaśca te duṣṭā uktaṃ devyākhyayāmale |
punarbhūścānyaliṅgo yaḥ punaḥ śaive pratiṣṭhitaḥ || 10 ||
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śrīpūrvaśāstre na tveṣa niyamaḥ ko'pi coditaḥ |
yathārthatattvasaṃghajñastathā śiṣye prakāśakaḥ || 11 ||
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yaḥ punaḥ sarvatattvāni vettītyādi ca lakṣaṇam |
yogacāre ca yadyatra tantre coditamācaret || 12 ||
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tathaiva siddhaye seyamājñeti kila varṇitam |
yastu karmitayācāryastatra kāṇādivarjanam || 13 ||
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yataḥ kārakasāmagryātkarmaṇo nādhikaḥ kvacit |
devyā yāmalaśāstre ca kāñcyādiparivarjanam || 14 ||
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taddṛṣṭadoṣātkrodhādeḥ samyakjñātaryasau kutaḥ |
guravastu svayaṃbhvādi varjyaṃ yadyāmalādiṣu || 15 ||
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karmyabhiprāyataḥ sarvaṃ taditi vyācacakṣire |
ato deśakulācāradehalakṣaṇakalpanām || 16 ||
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anādṛtyaiva saṃpūrṇajñānaṃ kuryādgururgurum |
prāgvatsaṃpūjya hutvā ca śrāvayitvā cikīrṣitam || 17 ||
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tato'bhiṣiñcettaṃ śiṣyaṃ catuḥṣaṣṭyā tataḥ sakṛt |
tanmantrarasatoyena pūrvoktavidhinā guruḥ || 18 ||
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vibhavena suvistīrṇaṃ tatastasmai vadetsvakam |
sarvaṃ kartavyasāraṃ yacchāstrāṇāṃ paramaṃ rahaḥ || 19 ||
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anugrāhyāstvayā śiṣyāḥ śivaśaktipracoditāḥ |
uktaṃ jñānottare caitadbrāhmaṇāḥ kṣatriyā viśaḥ || 20 ||
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napuṃsakāḥ striyaḥ śūdrā ye cānye'pi tadarthinaḥ |
te dīkṣāyāṃ na mīmāṃsyā jñānakāle vicārayet || 21 ||
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jñānamūlo guruḥ proktaḥ saptasatrīṃ pravartayet |
dīkṣā vyākhyā kṛpā maitrī śāstracintā śivaikatā || 22 ||
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annādidānamityetatpālayetsaptasatrakam |
abhiṣekavidhau cāsmai karaṇīkhaṭikādikam || 23 ||
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sarvopakaraṇavrātamarpaṇīyaṃ vipaścite |
so'bhiṣikto guruṃ paścāddakṣiṇābhiḥ prapūjayet || 24 ||
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jñānahīno guruḥ karmī svādhikāraṃ samarpya no |
dīkṣādyadhikṛtiṃ kuryādvinā tasyājñayā punaḥ || 25 ||
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ityevaṃ śrāvayetso'pi namaskṛtyābhinandayet |
tataḥ prabhṛtyasau pūrvo gurustyaktādhikārakaḥ || 26 ||
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yathecchaṃ vicaredvyākhyādīkṣādau yantraṇojjhitaḥ |
kurvanna bādhyate yasmāddīpāddīpavadīdṛśaḥ || 27 ||
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santāno nādhikārasya cyavo'kurvanna bādhyate |
prāk ca kurvanvihanyeta siddhātantre taducyate || 28 ||
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yathārthamupadeśaṃ tu kurvannācārya ucyate |
na cāvajñā kriyākāle saṃsāroddharaṇaṃ prati || 29 ||
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na dīkṣeta guruḥ śiṣyaṃ tattvayuktastu garvataḥ |
yo'sya syānnarake vāsa iha ca vyādhito bhavet || 30 ||
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prāptābhiṣekaḥ sa guruḥ ṣaṇmāsānmantrapaddhatim |
sarvāṃ tantroditāṃ dhyāyejjapeccātanmayatvataḥ || 31 ||
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yadaiva tanmayībhūtastadā vīryamupāgataḥ |
chindyātpāśāṃstato yatnaṃ kuryāttanmayatāsthitau || 32 ||
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hṛccakrādutthitā sūkṣmā śaśisphaṭikasaṃnibhā |
lekhākārā nādarūpā praśāntā cakrapaṅktigā || 33 ||
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dvādaśānte nirūḍhā sā sauṣumne tripathāntare |
tatra hṛccakramāpūrya japenmantraṃ jvalatprabham || 34 ||
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cakṣurlomādirandhraughavahajjvālaurvasaṃnibham |
yāvacchāntaśikhākīrṇaṃ viśvājyapravilāpakam || 35 ||
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tadājyadhārāsaṃtṛptamānābhikuharāntaram |
evaṃ mantrā mokṣadāḥ syurdīptā buddhāḥ sunirmalāḥ || 36 ||
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mūlakandanabhonābhihṛtkaṇṭhālikatālugam |
ardhendurodhikānādatadantavyāpiśaktigam || 37 ||
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samanonmanaśuddhātmaparacakrasamāśritam |
yatra yatra japeccakre samastavyastabhedanāt || 38 ||
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tatra tatra mahāmantra iti devyākhyayāmale |
vidyāvratamidaṃ proktaṃ mantravīryaprasiddhaye || 39 ||
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tacca tādātmyameveti yaduktaṃ spandaśāsane |
tadākramya balaṃ mantrāḥ sarvajñabalaśālinaḥ || 40 ||
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pravartante'dhikārāya karaṇānīva dehinām |
kṛtavidyāvrataḥ paścāddīkṣāvyākhyādi sarvataḥ || 41 ||
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kuryādyogyeṣu śiṣyeṣu nāyogyeṣu kadācana |
rahasye yojayedvipraṃ parīkṣya viparītataḥ || 42 ||
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ācārācchaktimapyeva nānyathetyūrmiśāsane |
nityādyalpālpakaṃ kuryādyaduktaṃ brahmayāmale || 43 ||
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cīrṇavidyāvrataḥ sarvaṃ manasā vā smaretpriye |
dehasaṃbandhasaṃchannasārvajñyo dambhabhājanam || 44 ||
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avidandīkṣamāṇo'pi na duṣyeddaiśikaḥ kvacit |
jñātvā tvayogyatāṃ nainaṃ dīkṣeta pratyavāyitām || 45 ||
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buddhvā jñāne śāstrasiddhigurutvādau ca taṃ punaḥ |
bhūya eva parīkṣeta tattadaucityaśālinam || 46 ||
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tatra tatra niyuñjīta natu jātu viparyayāt |
nanu tadvastvayogyasya tatrecchā jāyate kutaḥ || 47 ||
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tadīśādhiṣṭhitecchaiva yogyatāmasya sūcayet |
satyaṃ kāpi prabuddhāsāvicchā rūḍhiṃ na gacchati || 48 ||
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vidyudvatpāpaśīlasya yathā pāpāpavarjane |
rūḍhyarūḍhī tadicchāyā api śaṃbhuprasādataḥ || 49 ||
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aprarūḍhatathecchākastata eva na bhājanam |
yaḥ samyagjñānamādāya guruviśvāsavarjitaḥ || 50 ||
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lokaṃ viplāvayennāsmiñjñāte vijñānamarpayet |
ajñāte'pi punarjñāte vijñānaharaṇaṃ caret || 51 ||
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punaḥpunaryadā jñāto viśvāsaparivarjitaḥ |
tadā tamagrato dhyāyetsphurantaṃ candrasūryavat || 52 ||
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tato nijahṛdambhojabodhāmbarataloditām |
svarbhānumalināṃ dhyāyedvāmāṃ śaktiṃ vimohanīm || 53 ||
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vāmācārakrameṇaināṃ niḥsṛtāṃ sādhyagāminīm |
cintayitvā tayā grastaprakāśaṃ taṃ vicintayet || 54 ||
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anena kramayogena mūḍhabuddherdurātmanaḥ |
vijñānamantravidyādyāḥ prakurvantyapakāritām || 55 ||
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nanu vijñānamātmasthaṃ kathaṃ hartuṃ kṣamaṃ bhavet |
ato vijñānaharaṇaṃ kathaṃ śrīpūrva ucyate || 56 ||
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ucyate nāsya śiṣyasya vijñānaṃ rūḍhimāgatam |
tathātve haraṇaṃ kasmātpūrṇayogyatvaśālinaḥ || 57 ||
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kiṃtveṣa vāmayā śaktyā mūḍho gāḍhaṃ vibhoḥ kṛtaḥ |
svabhāvādeva tenāsya vidyādyamapakārakam || 58 ||
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guruḥ punaḥ śivābhinnaḥ sanyaḥ pañcavidhāṃ kṛtim |
kuryādyadi tataḥ pūrṇamadhikāritvamasya tat || 59 ||
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ato yathā śuddhatattvasṛṣṭisthityormalātyaye |
yojanānugrahe kāryacatuṣke'dhikṛto guruḥ || 60 ||
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śivābhedena tatkuryāttadvatpañcamamapyayam |
tirobhāvābhidhaṃ kṛtyaṃ tathāsau śivatātmakaḥ || 61 ||
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ata eva śive śāstre jñāne cāśvāsabhājanam |
gurormūḍhatayā kopadhāmāpi na tirohitaḥ || 62 ||
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gururhi kupito yasya sa tirohita ucyate |
saṃsārī satu devo hi gururna ca mṛṣāvidaḥ || 63 ||
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tata eva ca śāstrādidūṣako yadyapi krudhā |
na dahyate'sau guruṇā tathāpyeṣa tirohitaḥ || 64 ||
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asmadgurvāgamastveṣa tirobhūte svayaṃ śiśau |
na kupyenna śapeddhīmān sa hyanugrāhakaḥ sadā || 65 ||
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īśecchācoditaḥ pāśaṃ yadi kaṇṭhe nipīḍayet |
kimācāryeṇa tatrāsya kāryā syātsahakāritā || 66 ||
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śivābhinno'pi hi gururanugrahamayīṃ vibhoḥ |
mukhyāṃ śaktimupāsīno'nugṛhṇīyātsa sarvathā || 67 ||
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svātantryamātrajñaptyai tu kathitaṃ śāstra īdṛśam |
na kāryaṃ patatāṃ hastālambaḥ sahyo na pātanam || 68 ||
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ata eva svatantratvādicchāyāḥ punarunmukham |
prāyaścittairviśodhyainaṃ dīkṣeta kṛpayā guruḥ || 69 ||
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ūrdhvadṛṣṭau prapannaḥ sannanāśvastastataḥ param |
adhaḥśāstraṃ prapadyāpi na śreyaḥpātratāmiyāt || 70 ||
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adhodṛṣṭau prapannastu tadanāśvastamānasaḥ |
ūrdhvaśāsanabhāk pāpaṃ taccojjhecca śivībhavet || 71 ||
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rājñe druhyannamātyāṅgabhūto'pi hi vihanyate |
viparyayastu netyevamūrdhvāṃ dṛṣṭiṃ samāśrayet || 72 ||
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śrīpūrvaśāstre tenoktaṃ yāvattenaiva noddhṛtaḥ |
atra hyartho'yametāvatpūrvoktajñānavṛṃhitaḥ || 73 ||
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gurustāvatsa evātra tacchabdenāvamṛśyate |
tādṛksvabhyastavijñānabhājordhvapadaśālinā || 74 ||
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anuddhṛtasya na śreya etadanyagurūddhṛteḥ |
ata evāmbujanmārkadṛṣṭānto'tra nirūpitaḥ || 75 ||
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trijagajjyotiṣo hyanyattejo'nyacca niśākṛtaḥ |
jñānamanyattrikaguroranyattvadharavartinām || 76 ||
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ata eva purābhūtagurvabhāvo yadā tadā |
tadanyaṃ lakṣaṇopetamāśrayetpunarunmukhaḥ || 77 ||
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sati tasmiṃstūnmukhaḥ sankasmājjahyādyadi sphuṭam |
syādanyatarago doṣo yo'dhikārāpaghātakaḥ || 78 ||
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doṣaśceha na lokastho doṣatvena nirūpyate |
ajñānakhyāpanāyuktakhyāpanātmā tvasau mataḥ || 79 ||
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śiṣyasyāpi tathābhūtajñānānāśvastarūpatā |
mukhyo doṣastadanye hi doṣāstatprabhavā yataḥ || 80 ||
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na dhvastavyādhikaḥ ko hi bhiṣajaṃ bahu manyate |
asūyurnūnamadhvastavyādhiḥ svasthāyate balāt || 81 ||
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evaṃ jñānasamāśvastaḥ kiṃ kiṃ na gurave caret |
no cennūnamaviśvasto viśvasta iva tiṣṭhati || 82 ||
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ajñānādaya evaite doṣā na laukikā guroḥ |
iti khyāpayituṃ proktaṃ mālinīvijayottare || 83 ||
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na tasyānveṣayedvṛttaṃ śubhaṃ vā yadi vāśubham |
sa eva tadvijānāti yuktaṃ cāyuktameva vā || 84 ||
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akāryeṣu yadā saktaḥ prāṇadravyāpahāriṣu |
tadā nivāraṇīyo'sau praṇatena vipaścitā || 85 ||
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viśeṣaṇamakāryāṇāmuktābhiprāyameva yat |
tenātivāryamāṇo'pi yadyasau na nivartate || 86 ||
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tadānyatra kvacidgatvā śivamevānucintayet |
na hyasya sa gurutve syāddoṣo yenoṣare kṛṣim || 87 ||
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kuryādvrajenniśāyāṃ vā sa tvarthaprāṇahārakaḥ |
tadīyāpriyabhīrustu paraṃ tādṛśamācaret || 88 ||
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yatastadapriyaṃ naiṣa śṛṇuyāditi bhāṣitam |
śrīmātaṅge taduktaṃ ca nādhītaṃ bhūmabhītitaḥ || 89 ||
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yaccaitaduktametāvatkartavyamiti taddhruvam |
tīvraśaktigṛhītānāṃ svayameva hṛdi sphuret || 90 ||
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upadeśastvayaṃ mandamadhyaśakternijāṃ kramāt |
śaktiṃ jvalayituṃ proktaḥ sā hyevaṃ jājvalītyalam || 91 ||
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dṛḍhānurāgasubhagasaṃrambhābhogabhāginaḥ |
svollāsi smarasarvasyaṃ dārḍhyāyānyatra dṛśyate || 92 ||
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nanveṣa kasmāddṛṣṭāntaḥ kimetenāśubhaṃ kṛtam |
citspandaḥ sarvago bhinnādupādheḥ sa tathā tathā || 93 ||
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bhavetko'pi tirobhūtaḥ punarunmukhito'pi san |
vināpi daiśikātprāgvatsvayameva vimucyate || 94 ||
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prakārastveṣa nātroktaḥ śaktipātabalādgataḥ |
asaṃbhāvyatayā cātra dṛḍhakopaprasādavat || 95 ||
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ityeṣa yo guroḥ prokto vidhistaṃ pālayedguruḥ |
anyathā na śivaṃ yāyācchrīmatsāre ca varṇitam || 96 ||
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anyāyaṃ ye prakurvanti śāstrārthaṃ varjayantyalam |
te'rdhanārīśapuragā guravaḥ samayacyutāḥ || 97 ||
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anyatrāpyadhikāraṃ ca neyādvidyeśatāṃ vrajet |
anyatra samayatyāgātkravyādatvaṃ śataṃ samāḥ || 98 ||
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iyattatratyatātparyaṃ siddhāntagururunnayaḥ |
bhavetpiśācavidyeśaḥ śuddha eva tu tāntrikaḥ || 99 ||
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ṣaḍardhadaiśikaścārdhanārīśabhuvanasthitiḥ |
eṣā karmapradhānānāṃ gurūṇāṃ gatirucyate || 100 ||
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jñānināṃ caiṣa no bandha iti sarvatra varṇitam |
sādhakasyābhiṣeke'pi sarvo'yaṃ kathyate vidhiḥ || 101 ||
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adhikārārpaṇaṃ nātra naca vidyāvrataṃ kila |
sādhyamantrārpaṇaṃ tvatra svopayogikriyākrame || 102 ||
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samaste'pyupadeśaḥ syānnijopakaraṇārpaṇam |
abhiṣekavidhirnirūpitaḥ parameśena yathā nirūpitaḥ || 103 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Tantraloka trayoviṃśatitamamāhnikam

Cover of edition (2015)

Sri Tantraloka
by Satya Prakash Singh & Swami Maheshvarananda (2015)

The Only Complete Edition with Sanskrit Text and English Translation (Set of 9 Volumes); 9788187471868; [Standard Publishers India]

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Cover of edition (2000)

Sri Tantraloka (Set of 8 Volumes)
by Paramahansa Mishra (2000)

[श्री तन्त्रालोकः (संस्कृत एवं हिंदी अनुवाद)] Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation; Published by Sampurnanand Sanskrit University; With two commentaries: Viveka (विवेक) by Ācārya Śrī Jayaratha and Nīrakṣīraviveka (नीरक्षीरविवेक) by Paramhans Mishra.

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Cover of edition (2002)

Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta (with Jnanavati Hindi commentary)
by Radheshyam Chaturvedi (2002)

[आचार्य अभिनवगुप्त द्वारा रचित तंत्रलोक: संस्कृत एवम् हिन्दी अनुवाद (पाँच खंडों में)] Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation and Commentary; Published by Chaukhambha Vidya Bhawan.

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Cover of edition (2018)

Sri Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta
by Giriratna Misra (2018)

With Viveka Saṃskṛta Commentary by Rājānaka Jayaratha; Sanskrit Text, Transliteration, Sarveshwari English commentary; With Glossary and Central Idea of Each Śloka; Published by Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan

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