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 26 - ṣaḍviṃśamāhnikam

atha śrītantrāloke ṣaḍviṃśamāhnikam |
athocyate śeṣavṛttirjīvatāmupayoginī || 1 ||
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dīkṣā bahuprakāreyaṃ śrāddhāntā yā prakīrtitā |
sā saṃskriyāyai mokṣāya bhogāyāpi dvayāya vā || 2 ||
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tatra saṃskārasiddhyai yā dīkṣā sākṣānna mocanī |
anusaṃdhivaśādyā ca sākṣānmoktrī sabījikā || 3 ||
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tayobhayyā dīkṣitā ye teṣāmājīvavartanam |
vaktavyaṃ putrakādīnāṃ tanmayatvaprasiddhaye || 4 ||
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bubhukṣorvā mumukṣorvā svasaṃvidguruśāstrataḥ |
pramāṇādyā saṃskriyāyai dīkṣā hi guruṇā kṛtā || 5 ||
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tataḥ sa saṃskṛtaṃ yogyaṃ jñātvātmānaṃ svaśāsane |
taduktavastvanuṣṭhānaṃ bhuktyai muktyai ca sevate || 6 ||
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ācāryapratyayādeva yo'pi syādbhuktimuktibhāk |
tatpratyūhodayadhvastyai brūyāttasyāpi vartanam || 7 ||
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svasaṃvidgurusaṃvittyostulyapratyayabhāgapi |
śeṣavṛttyā samādeśyastadvighnādipraśāntaye || 8 ||
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yaḥ sarvathā parāpekṣāmujjhitvā tu sthito nijāt |
pratyayādyo'pi cācāryapratyayādeva kevalāt || 9 ||
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tau sāṃsiddhikanirbījau ko vadeccheṣavṛttaye |
kramāttanmayatopāyagurvarcanaratau tu tau || 10 ||
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tatraiṣāṃ śeṣavṛttyarthaṃ nityanaimittike dhruve |
kāmyavarjaṃ yataḥ kāmāścitrāścitrābhyupāyakāḥ || 11 ||
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tatra nityo vidhiḥ sandhyānuṣṭhānaṃ devatāvraje |
gurvagniśāstrasahite pūjā bhūtadayetyayam || 12 ||
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naimittikastu sarveṣāṃ parvaṇāṃ pūjanaṃ japaḥ |
viśeṣavaśataḥ kiṃca pavitrakavidhikramaḥ || 13 ||
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ācāryasya ca dīkṣeyaṃ bahubhedā vivecitā |
vyākhyādikaṃ ca tattasyādhikaṃ naimittikaṃ dhruvam || 14 ||
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tatrādau śiśave vrūyādgururnityavidhiṃ sphuṭam |
tadyogyatāṃ samālokya vitatāvitatātmanām || 15 ||
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mukhyetarādimantrāṇāṃ vīryavyāptyādiyogyatām |
dṛṣṭvā śiṣye tamevāsmai mūlamantraṃ samarpayet || 16 ||
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tacchāstradīkṣito hyeṣa niryantrācāraśaṅkitaḥ |
na mukhye yogya ityanyasevātaḥ syāttu yogyatā || 17 ||
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sādhakasya bubhukṣostu sādhakībhāvino'pivā |
puṣpapātavaśātsiddho mantro'rpyaḥ sādhyasiddhaye || 18 ||
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vitate guṇabhūte vā vidhau diṣṭe punarguruḥ |
jñātvāsmai yogyatāṃ sāraṃ saṃkṣiptaṃ vidhimācaret || 19 ||
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tatraiṣa niyamo yadyanmāntraṃ rūpaṃ na tadguruḥ |
likhitvā prathayecchiṣye viśeṣādūrdhvaśāsane || 20 ||
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mantrā varṇātmakāste ca parāmarśātmakāḥ saca |
gurusaṃvidabhinnaśvetsaṃkrāmetsā tataḥ śiśau || 21 ||
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lipisthitastu yo mantro nirvīryaḥ so'tra kalpitaḥ |
saṃketabalato nāsya pustakātprathate mahaḥ || 22 ||
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pustakādhītavidyāścetyuktaṃ siddhāmate tataḥ |
ye tu pustakalabdhe'pi mantre vīryaṃ prajānate || 23 ||
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te bhairavīyasaṃskārāḥ proktāḥ sāṃsiddhikā iti |
iti jñātvā guruḥ samyak paramānandaghūrṇitaḥ || 24 ||
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tādṛśe tādṛśe dhāmni pūjayitvā vidhiṃ caret |
yathānyaśiṣyānuṣṭhānaṃ nānyaśiṣyeṇa budhyate || 25 ||
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tathā kuryādgururguptihānirdoṣavatī yataḥ |
devīnāṃ tritayaṃ śuddhaṃ yadvā yāmalayogataḥ || 26 ||
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devīmekāmatho śuddhāṃ vadedvā yāmalātmikām |
tatra mantraṃ sphuṭaṃ vaktrādguruṇopāṃśu coditam || 27 ||
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avadhāryā pravṛttestamabhyasyenmanasā svayam |
tataḥ suśikṣitāṃ sthānadehāntaḥśodhanatrayīm || 28 ||
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nyāsaṃ dhyānaṃ japaṃ mudrāṃ pūjāṃ kuryātprayatnataḥ |
tatra prabhāte saṃbudhya sveṣṭāṃ prāgdevatāṃ smaret || 29 ||
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kṛtāvaśyakakartavyaḥ śuddho bhūtvā tato gṛham |
āśrityottaradigvaktraḥ sthānadehāntaratraye || 30 ||
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śuddhiṃ vidhāya mantrāṇāṃ yathāsthānaṃ niveśanam |
mudrāpradarśanaṃ dhyānaṃ bhedābhedasvarūpataḥ || 31 ||
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dehāsudhīvyomabhūṣu manasā tatra cārcanam |
japaṃ cātra yathāśakti devāyaitannivedanam || 32 ||
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tanmayībhāvasiddhyarthaṃ pratisandhyaṃ samācaret |
anye tu prāgudakpaścāddaśadikṣu catuṣṭayīm || 33 ||
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sandhyānāmāhuretacca tāntrikīyaṃ na no matam |
yāsau kālādhikāre prāk sandhyā proktā catuṣṭayī || 34 ||
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tāmevāntaḥ samādhāya sāndhyaṃ vidhimupācaret |
sandhyācatuṣṭayīkṛtyamekasyāmathavā śiśuḥ || 35 ||
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kuryātsvādhyāyavijñānagurukṛtyāditatparaḥ |
sandhyādhyānoditānantatanmayībhāvayuktitaḥ || 36 ||
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tatsaṃskāravaśātsarvaṃ kālaṃ syāttanmayo hyasau |
tato yatheṣṭakāle'sau pūjāṃ puṣpāsavādibhiḥ || 37 ||
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sthaṇḍilādau śiśuḥ kuryādvibhavādyanurūpataḥ |
suśuddhaḥ sanvidhiṃ sarvaṃ kṛtvāntarajapāntakam || 38 ||
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arghapātraṃ purā yadvadvidhāya sveṣṭamantrataḥ |
tena sthaṇḍilapuṣpādi sarvaṃ saṃprokṣayedbudhaḥ || 39 ||
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tatastatraiva saṃkalpya dvārāsanagurukramam |
pūjayecchivatāviṣṭaḥ svadehārcāpuraḥsaram || 40 ||
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tatastatsthaṇḍilaṃ vīdhravyomasphaṭikanirmalam |
bodhātmakaṃ samālokya tatra svaṃ devatāgaṇam || 41 ||
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pratibimbatayā paśyedbimbatvena ca bodhataḥ |
etadāvāhanaṃ mukhyaṃ vyajanānmarutāmiva || 42 ||
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sarvago'pi marudyadvadvyajanenopajīvitaḥ |
arthakṛtsarvagaṃ mantracakraṃ rūḍhestathā bhavet || 43 ||
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catuṣkapañcāśikayā tadetattattvamucyate |
śrīnirmaryādaśāstre ca tadetadvibhunoditam || 44 ||
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devaḥ sarvagato deva nirmaryādaḥ kathaṃ śivaḥ |
āvāhyate kṣamyate vetyevaṃpṛṣṭo'bravīdvibhuḥ || 45 ||
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vāsanāvāhyate devi vāsanā ca visṛjyate |
paramārthena devasya nāvāhanavisarjane || 46 ||
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āvāhito mayā devaḥ sthaṇḍile ca pratiṣṭhitaḥ |
pūjitaḥ stuta ityevaṃ hṛṣṭvā devaṃ visarjayet || 47 ||
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prāṇināmaprabuddhānāṃ santoṣajananāya vai |
āvāhanādikaṃ teṣāṃ pravṛttiḥ kathamanyathā || 48 ||
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kālena tu vijānanti pravṛttāḥ patiśāsane |
anukrameṇa devasya prāptiṃ bhuvanapūrvikām || 49 ||
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jñānadīpadyutidhvastasamastājñānasañcayāḥ |
kuto vānīyate devaḥ kutra vā nīyate'pi saḥ || 50 ||
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sthūlasūkṣmādibhedena sa hi sarvatra saṃsthitaḥ |
āvāhite mantragaṇe puṣpāsavanivedanaiḥ || 51 ||
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dhūpaiśca tarpaṇaṃ kāryaṃ śraddhābhaktibalocitaiḥ |
dīptānāṃ śaktinādādimantrāṇāmāsavaiḥ palaiḥ || 52 ||
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raktaiḥ prāk tarpaṇa paścāt puṣpadhūpādivistaraiḥ |
āgatasya tu mantrasya na kuryāttarpaṇaṃ yadi || 53 ||
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haratyardhaśarīraṃ sa ityuktaṃ kila śambhunā |
yadyadevāsya manasi vikāsitvaṃ prayacchati || 54 ||
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tenaiva kuryātpūjāṃ sa iti śambhorviniścayaḥ |
sādhakānāṃ bubhukṣūṇāṃ vidhirniyatiyantritaḥ || 55 ||
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mumukṣūṇāṃ tattvavidāṃ sa eva tu nirargalaḥ |
kārye viśeṣamādhitsurviśiṣṭaṃ kāraṇaṃ spṛśet || 56 ||
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raktakarpāsatūlecchustulyatadbījapuñjavat |
santi bhoge viśeṣāśca vicitrāḥ kāraṇeritāḥ || 57 ||
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deśakālānusandhānaguṇadravyakriyādibhiḥ |
svalpā kriyā bhūyasī vā hṛdayāhlādadāyibhiḥ || 58 ||
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bāhyaiḥ saṃkalpajairvāpi kārakaiḥ parikalpitā |
mumukṣorna viśeṣāya naiḥśreyasavidhiṃ prati || 59 ||
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nahi brahmaṇi śaṃsanti bāhulyālpatvadurdaśāḥ |
citaḥ svātantryasāratvāt tasyānandaghanatvataḥ || 60 ||
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kriyā syāttanmayībhūtyai hṛdayāhlādadāyibhiḥ |
śivābhedabharādbhāvavargaḥ ścyotati yaṃ rasam || 61 ||
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tameva parame dhāmni pūjanāyārpayedbudhaḥ |
stotreṣu bahudhā caitanmayā proktaṃ nijāhnike || 62 ||
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adhiśayya pāramārthikabhāvaprasaraprakāśamullasati |
yā paramāmṛtadṛk tvāṃ tayārcayante rahasyavidaḥ || 63 ||
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kṛtvādhāradharāṃ camatkṛtirasaprokṣākṣaṇakṣālitāmāttairmānasataḥ svabhāvakusumaiḥ svāmodasandohibhiḥ |
ānandāmṛtanirbharasvahṛdayānarghārghapātrakramāt tvāṃ devyā saha dehadevasadane devārcaye'harniśam || 64 ||
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nānāsvādarasāmimāṃ trijagatīṃ hṛccakrayantrārpitāmūrdhvādhyastavivekagauravabharānniṣpīḍya niḥṣyanditam |
yatsaṃvitparamāmṛtaṃ mṛtijarājanmāpahaṃ jṛmbhate tena tvāṃ haviṣā pareṇa parame saṃtarpaye'harniśam || 65 ||
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iti ślokatrayopāttamarthamantarvibhāvayan |
yena kenāpi bhāvena tarpayeddevatāgaṇam || 66 ||
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mudrāṃ pradarśayetpaścānmanasā vāpi yogataḥ |
vacasā mantrayogena vapuṣā saṃniveśataḥ || 67 ||
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kṛtvā japaṃ tataḥ sarvaṃ devatāyai samarpayet |
taccoktaṃ kartṛtātattvanirūpaṇavidhau purā || 68 ||
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tato visarjanaṃ kāryaṃ bodhaikātmyaprayogataḥ |
kṛtvā vā vahnigāṃ mantratṛptiṃ proktavidhānataḥ || 69 ||
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dvārapīṭhaguruvrātasamarpitanivedanāt |
ṛte'nyatsvayamaśnīyādagādhe'mbhasyatha kṣipet || 70 ||
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prāṇino jalajāḥ pūrvadīkṣitāḥ śambhunā svayam |
vidhinā bhāvinā śrīmanmīnanāthāvatāriṇā || 71 ||
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mārjāramūṣikādyairyadadīkṣaiścāpi bhakṣitam |
tacchaṅkātaṅkadānena vyādhaye narakāya ca || 72 ||
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atastattvavidā dhvastaśaṅkātaṅko'pi paṇḍitaḥ |
prakaṭaṃ nedṛśaṃ kuryāllokānugrahavāñchayā || 73 ||
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śrīmanmatamahāśāstre taduktaṃ vibhunā svayam |
svayaṃ tu śaṅkāsaṅkocaniṣkāsanaparāyaṇaḥ || 74 ||
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bhavettathā yathānyeṣāṃ śaṅkā no manasi sphuret |
mārjayitvā tataḥ snānaṃ puṣpeṇātha prapūjayet || 75 ||
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puṣpādi sarvaṃ tatsthaṃ tadagādhāmbhasi nikṣipet |
uktaḥ sthaṇḍilayāgo'yaṃ nityakarmaṇi śambhunā || 76 ||
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Other print editions:

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

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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