Vishnu-samhita [sanskrit]

22,492 words | ISBN-10: 8170302234 | ISBN-13: 9788170302230

The Sanskrit text of the Vishnu-samhita, an ancient text belonging to the Pancaratra tradition. Topics include details regarding Mandalas, Philosophy, especially allied with Samkhya, Yoga and discussions related to the powers and qualities of God. The Vishnusamhita also details a system called Bhagavatayoga, enforcing bodily and moral control in order to purify the mind. Alternative titles: Viṣṇusaṃhitā (विष्णुसंहिता), Viṣṇu-saṃhitā (विष्णु-संहिता), Visnusamhita, Visnu.

atha dvitīyaḥ paṭalaḥ ||
atha vakṣyāmi saṃkṣepāt tantravyākhyānamāditaḥ |
yena samyakkṛteneha siddhirbhavati śāśvatī || 1 ||
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dīkṣābhiṣekavān bhakto brāhmaṇaḥ samayasthitaḥ |
parānugrahavān vāggmī siddhaḥ siddhāntapāragaḥ || 2 ||
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vādajalpavitaṇḍābhiḥ paratantravighātakṛt |
sarvalakṣaṇasampannaḥ satyavādī dṛḍhavrataḥ || 3 ||
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nirdoṣo yogavid dāntaḥ karmajñaḥ kālavittamaḥ |
vyācakṣītopasannebhyaḥ svaśiṣyebhyo viśeṣataḥ || 4 ||
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dīkṣitebhyo vinītebhyo bhaktebhyaścāpi yatnataḥ |
dvijebhyo'dhītavedebhyaḥ śraddadhānebhya eva ca || 5 ||
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abhivādya guruṃ śiṣyaḥ sukhāsīnaḥ prayatnavān |
paṭhet praṇavapūrvaṃ tu śṛṇuyācca pūnarguroḥ || 6 ||
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abhyasecca dvijaireva tādṛśairdīkṣitaiḥ saha |
jñātvevamabhiṣiktastu parebhyaḥ pratipādayet || 7 ||
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dīkṣayecca tataḥ śiṣyān kuryāc sthāpanādikam |
dīkṣito'pi na śūdrastu paṭhecca śṛṇuyāt tathā || 8 ||
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gurudattaṃ japenmantramarcayet sthaṇḍile ca saḥ |
vyākhyāsthāpitadevārcāhomeṣvasya na kartṛtā || 9 ||
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dīkṣitasyāpi kintveṣa kāmaṃ vipraistu kārayet |
sarve'rthā yena tanyante trāyante ca bhayājjanāḥ || 10 ||
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iti tantrasya tantratvaṃ tantrajñāḥ paricakṣate |
vedamūlatayā tantramāptamūlatayā'thavā || 11 ||
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purāṇavat pramāṇaṃ syāt tathā manvādivākyavat |
dṛṣṭānumopamāśābdairarthāpattyā ca pañcadhā || 12 ||
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sarve'pyarthāḥ pratīyante yadi nābhāsatā bhavet |
dṛṣṭamakṣodbhavaṃ jñānaṃ śabdādiviṣayā matiḥ || 13 ||
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pramāṇaṃ viṣayākṣādidoṣairābhāsatā smṛtā |
tataḥ sāmānyato dṛṣṭaṃ pūrvavaccheṣavat tridhā || 14 ||
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anumānaṃ bhaved bhāvibhūtārthajñānasādhanam |
upamā yatra sādṛśyādupameyārthadarśanam || 15 ||
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yā'rthādāpadyate seyamarthāpattiriheṣyate |
vedatantrādibhedena śābdaṃ tu bahudhā smṛtam || 16 ||
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svayaṃprakāśa ekeṣāmātmā'nyairanumīyate |
prakṛtiśca vikṛtyobhāvāgamairvidhairapi || 17 ||
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niṣkalaḥ sakalairbhāvaiḥ sṛṣṭaiḥ sraṣṭā'numīyate |
jñātvaivaṃ sṛjyate sarvamiti sarvajña eva saḥ || 18 ||
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āptaproktatayā tantraṃ pramāṇamiti ye viduḥ |
vedaprāmāṇyamapyāhurāptamūlatayaiva te || 19 ||
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tacchaivavaiṣṇavabrāhmasaurakaumārabhedataḥ |
pañcadhā bhidyate tantraṃ vaktṝṇāṃ ca viśeṣataḥ || 20 ||
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viṣṇordharmapravaktṛtvāt tatproktaṃ manuvākyavat |
brahmaviṣṇū hi dharmāṇāṃ pravaktārau budhaiḥ smutau || 21 ||
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yathā tu vedavṛkṣasya śākhābhedā hmanekaśaḥ |
tathā bhedāḥ samākhyātāḥ pañcarātrasya sūribhiḥ || 22 ||
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kriyāpāṭhaviśeṣaistu bhidyante te pṛthak pṛthak |
tanmūlāni ca tantrāṇi munibhirdevamānuṣaiḥ || 23 ||
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bahudhā sampraṇītāni tenedaṃ bahudhā smṛtam |
tathā bahuvidhe'pyasmin pañcarātre'tivistare || 24 ||
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abhedena sthitaṃ tattvamekameva tu nānyathā |
gocaraṃ kulamityuktamanuṣṭhānaviśeṣataḥ || 25 ||
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tadeva jñāpakaṃ teṣāṃ deśikatve na saṃśayaḥ |
vaikhānasāḥ sāttvatāśca vikhyekāntikamūlakāḥ || 26 ||
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gocarāstu samākhyātā vāsudevādyajāśrayāḥ |
bhidyante pañcadhaite tu gocarāḥ pāramārthikāḥ || 27 ||
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arcanaṃ sarvakālaṃ tu devadevasya nityaśaḥ |
ayācitopapannena kuṭumbasya ca poṣaṇam || 28 ||
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vṛttibhedaḥ kriyā ceti yatra vaikhānasaṃ kulam |
ekakālaṃ dvikālaṃ vā viṣṇorārādhanaṃ sphuṭam || 29 ||
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kṣatravṛttyopapannena kuṭumbasya ca poṣaṇam |
nāvartanaṃ ca saṅgrāme sarvaśāstreṣu kauśalam || 30 ||
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etaistu lakṣaṇairyuktāḥ sāttvatāste prakīrtitāḥ |
kṛṣivāṇijyagorakṣā dvikālaṃ viṣṇupūjanam || 31 ||
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etacca dṛśyate yatra śikhinaste prakīrtitāḥ |
śuśrūṣaṇaṃ dvijātīnāṃ bhaikṣavṛttyā ca vartanam || 32 ||
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sakṛccārādhanaṃ yeṣāṃ te tataikāntikāḥ smṛtāḥ |
ekakālaṃ dvikālaṃ vā trikālamathavā punaḥ || 33 ||
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arcanaṃ devadevasya manovākkāyakarmabhiḥ |
ayācitopapannena vartanaṃ yeṣu dṛśyate || 34 ||
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svaśiṣyād vartanaṃ vā'pi te jñeyā mūlasaṃjñakāḥ |
pratyekaṃ pañcabhirbhedaistānyāsan pañcaviṃśatiḥ || 35 ||
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tantrāṇi punareteṣāmaparyantaḥ pravistaraḥ |
bhaktāśca bhagavadbhaktā dāsāḥ pāriṣadāstathā || 36 ||
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iti bhāgavatānto'nyo vibhāgaśceha kīrtitaḥ |
bhaktā varṇaratāḥ śāntā vaiṣṇavā ye tvadīkṣitāḥ || 37 ||
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dīkṣitā bhagavadbhaktā dāsā vai neṣṭhikāḥ smṛtāḥ |
pārṣadāstatkriyaikasthāstanniveditavṛttayaḥ || 38 ||
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nityamātodyavādyaistu pūjakā brahmacāriṇaḥ |
viprā bhāgavatā jñeyāḥ sarvotkṛṣṭatamāstu te || 39 ||
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samayī putrakaścaiva sādhako deśiko guruḥ |
iti dīkṣitabhedo'nyo vihitaśceha viṣṇunā || 40 ||
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maṇḍalaṃ vidhinā'likhya sāṅgamūrtiṃ yathāvidhi |
darśayet yamihācāryaḥ samayī nāma sa smṛtaḥ || 41 ||
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maṇḍale devamārādhya sāṅgamūrtiṃ yathāvidhi |
darśayet svayamācāryaḥ putrako nāma sa smṛtaḥ || 42 ||
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pradarśya maṇḍalaṃ hutvā mantrānagnau yathāvidhi |
dīkṣayed yaṃ guruḥ śiṣyaṃ sādhakaḥ sa tu mantrabhāk || 43 ||
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maṇḍalārāghanāhomavidhānairakhilaiḥ kramāt |
dīkṣayed yaṃ guruḥ śiṣyaṃ sa tantrajñastu deśikaḥ || 44 ||
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dīkṣitaḥ samāyācāraśīlavān sarvatantravit |
abhiṣiktastu vijñeyo gururdhyānārcanādikṛt || 45 ||
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varṇeṣu viprā vipreṣu vaiṣṇavāsteṣu dīkṣitāḥ |
teṣu mantravidasteṣu tantrajñāsteṣu pūjakāḥ || 46 ||
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teṣu ca granthavanto'tra pāṭhakāsteṣu tadvidaḥ |
teṣu siddhāśca teṣvevamakṣiṣikto viśiṣyate || 47 ||
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tato'nugrahakartā'smād vyākhyātā'smāt svayaṃ hariḥ |
saṅgrahādevamākhyātā mayā te tantragocarāḥ || 48 ||
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sevyāstat prepsubhirnityaṃ viṣṇoryat paramaṃ padam |
rātrayo gocarāḥ pañca śabdādiviṣayātmikāḥ || 49 ||
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mahābhūtātmakā vā'tra pañcarātramidaṃ tataḥ |
avāpya tu paraṃ tejo yatraitāḥ pañca rātrayaḥ || 50 ||
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naśyanti pañcarātraṃ tat sarvājñānavināśanam |
adhyetavyamataḥ śravyamanuṣṭheyārthamādarāt || 51 ||
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pramāṇapravaraṃ tantraṃ pañcarātrākhyamīdṛśam |
etābhyaḥ pañcarātribhyo vyatiriktaṃ nirañjanam || 52 ||
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yadā paśyet paraṃ tatvaṃ tadā muktaḥ sa nānyathā |
sa eva deśiko jñeyaḥ saṃsārarṇavatārakaḥ || 53 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Vishnu-samhita Chapter 2

Cover of edition (1990)

Vishnu Samhita
by M M T Ganapati Sastri (1990)

विष्णु संहिता; Sanskrit Only; [Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications A Division of Indian Books Centre Delhi, India]

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