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 caturthaḥ paṭalaḥ ||
atha vakṣyāmi saṃkṣepāt kṣetrakṣetrajñanirṇayam |
sṛṣṭisaṃhārayogaṃ ca bhoktṛbhojyatvasaṃyutam || 1 ||
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kṣetrākhyā prakṛtirjñeyā tadvit kṣetrajña īśvaraḥ |
ubhayaṃ cedamatyantamabhinnamiva tiṣṭhati || 2 ||
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avyaktaṃ buddhyahaṅkārau tanmātrāṇīha pañca ca |
ekādaśendriyairbhūtaiḥ kṣetramevaṃ prakīrtitam || 3 ||
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sthūlasūkṣmavibhāgena dvidhā kṣetramavasthitam |
kāryaṣoḍaśakaṃ sthūlaṃ sūkṣmaṃ buddhyādimātrajam || 4 ||
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tadanityaṃ ca nityaṃ ca śarīraṃ sarvadehinām |
puryasyāmuṣito bhoktā puruṣaścaiṣa kathyate || 5 ||
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cinmātraḥ puruṣo vyāpī vyāpyā pūstriguṇā jaḍā |
tanniyogāt svatantreva sūte bhāvān haratyapi || 6 ||
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parārthā'cetanāsūkṣmā triguṇā nityavikriyā |
prakṛtirguṇabhedāt tu buddhyādivikṛtistridhā || 7 ||
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sattvaṃ sukhaṃ rajo duḥkhaṃ tamo mohaśca te guṇāḥ |
te'nyonyābhibhavavyaktamithunāśrayavṛttayaḥ || 8 ||
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laghuprakāśakaṃ sattvaṃ kriyānirbandhakṛd rajaḥ |
tamo guru nirodhyete sitaraktāsitāḥ smṛtāḥ || 9 ||
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tribhireva guṇairetaiḥ prakṛtisthaiḥ samanvitāḥ |
sarve bhāvā bhavantyete śreṣṭhamadhyamakanyasāḥ || 10 ||
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prakṛterguṇasaṃyogabhedaireko'pyanekadhā |
nirguṇo'pi pumān bhāti sphaṭiko'nyairivānvitaḥ || 11 ||
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sāttvikairarcayenmuktyai bhāvairbhogāya rājasaiḥ |
tāmasaiḥ parapīḍādau miśritairmiśrasiddhaye || 12 ||
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tasmāt taṃ pratyupāsīnaḥ sarvān bhāvānatandritaḥ |
kuryācca sāttvikāneva bhāvānanyopamardanāt || 13 ||
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mahadākhyā'ṣṭadhā buddhirjātā'vyaktād guṇaistribhiḥ |
caturekatribhedā sā buddhiraṣṭavidhā smṛtā || 14 ||
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dharmo jñānaṃ ca vairāgyamaiśvaryaṃ sattvabuddhayaḥ |
avairāgyaṃ rajobuddhiradharmādyāstamodhikāḥ || 15 ||
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yamaśca niyamo dharmo manovākkāyajakriyaḥ |
devaprasādanāyāsau kartavyo mokṣakāṅakṣibhiḥ || 16 ||
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śraddhā dhṛtiḥ prasādākhyo mānaso dharma uttamaḥ |
satyapriyahitālāpo vāgdharma iha kīrtitaḥ || 17 ||
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śārīraḥ paricaryāśuddhyanugrahamayastridhā |
ete dharmāstu kartavyā varṇāśramagatāśca ye || 18 ||
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vaidikāstāntrikā vā'sya siddhirbhavati nānyathā |
jñānaṃ tu mokṣadharmārthakāmāṅgatvāccaturvidham || 19 ||
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dvidhā vivekanirvedakṛtaṃ vairāgyamiṣyate |
ādyamābhyantaraṃ muktyai bāhyamanyattu bandhanam || 20 ||
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jāto buddherahaṅkārastrividhastriguṇātmakaḥ |
yena janturanātmānamātmānamiva manyate || 21 ||
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vaikṛtaḥ sāttviko garvo rājasastaijasāhvayaḥ |
bhūtādistāmaso nāmnā garvabhedā ime smṛtāḥ || 22 ||
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vaikārikādahaṅkārāt pañca buddhīndriyāṇi ca |
samutpannāni yairjñānaṃ narasyārtheṣu jāyate || 23 ||
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karmendriyāṇi pañcaiva karmārthāni ca taijasāt |
mano jātaṃ dvirūpaṃ ca tataḥ saṅkalpasādhanam || 24 ||
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manaḥ śrotrādiṣu jñeyaṃ cittaṃ vāgādiṣu smṛtam |
bhūtādeḥ pañca jātāni tanmātrāṇi yathākramam || 25 ||
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śabdaḥ sparśaśca rūpaṃ ca raso gandhaśca pañcamaḥ |
parameṣṭhyādayo jñeyā viṣṇostāḥ pañca śaktayaḥ || 26 ||
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yābhireṣa paro devaḥ parame vyomni tiṣṭhati |
cicchaktiḥ sarvakāryādikūṭasthā parameṣṭhyasau || 27 ||
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dvitīyā tasya yā śaktiḥ puruṣākyādivikriyā |
viśvākhyā vividhābhāsā tṛtīyā karaṇātmikā || 28 ||
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caturthī viṣayaṃ prāpya nivṛttyākhyā sthitā punaḥ |
pūrṇajñānakriyāśaktitaḥ sarvākhyā tasya pañcamī || 29 ||
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etābhiḥ śaktibhiryuktaḥ paramātmā nirañjanaḥ |
utpattisthitisaṃhārahetuḥ syādakriyo'pi san || 30 ||
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nigrahānugrahau cāpi karoti jagataḥ prabhuḥ |
ekaikotkarṣabhedena pañcadhā pañcaśaktibhiḥ || 31 ||
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pañcātmānaḥ smṛtā hyete sūkṣmarūpā vyavasthitāḥ |
saṃsāraviṣayātītā yogagamyāḥ sanātanāḥ || 32 ||
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etat sūkṣmaśarīraṃ tu kathitaṃ mūrttikāraṇam |
tanmātrebhyastu bhūtāni kramājjātāni pañca vai || 33 ||
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vyoma vāyuśca tejaśca jalaṃ pṛthvī ca pañcamī |
etat sthūlaśarīraṃ tu sarvādhāraṃ prajāyate || 34 ||
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śrotraṃ tvakcakṣuṣī jihvā ghrāṇaṃ buddhīndriyāṇi tu |
karmendriyāṇi vākpāṇiguhyapāyvaṅghrayaḥ smṛtāḥ || 35 ||
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evaṃ sṛṣṭiḥ śarīrāntā sthūlasūkṣmavibhāgataḥ |
kīrtitā te mayā sargaviparīto layakramaḥ || 36 ||
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yathaikasūkṣmadeho'pi dehī janmani janmani |
dehairanekatāmeti tatā devo'pi mūrtibhiḥ || 37 ||
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parasya puruṣasyaiva śaktayaḥ koṭiśo'parāḥ |
jātināmasvarūpāṇāṃ bhedād bhinnā iva sthitāḥ || 38 ||
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śarīraṃ bhautikaṃ prāpya karmabhiḥ svairupārjitaiḥ |
dīrghaṃ bhramanti saṃsāre te vai saṃsāriṇo janāḥ || 39 ||
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śubhena karmaṇā yānti gatimūrdhvamukhīṃ śubhām |
aśubhenāśubhaṃ caiva tathā gatimadhomukhīm || 40 ||
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pumāṃso vyākṛte magnāścidrūpā api te svataḥ |
aśaktāḥ svaṃ paraṃ jñātumāśrayadhvāntamohitāḥ || 41 ||
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rāgadveṣādayasteṣāṃ doṣāḥ prakṛtisambhavāḥ |
saṃsāravāsanāmeva kurvantyasya pṛthagvidhām || 42 ||
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teṣāṃ sattvaguṇodreke gatirdevatvamiṣyate |
mānuṣyaṃ rajasā proktaṃ tiryaktvaṃ tamasā tathā || 43 ||
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evaṃ śarīriṇaḥ sarve gacchanti vividhāṃ gatim |
kālacakraṃ samāruhya bhramantyajñānamāyayā || 44 ||
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yatra vyastāḥ samastā vā dharmādyāḥ sāttvikā guṇāḥ |
sa priyo'syāpriyaścānyo yatrādharmādayaḥ sthitāḥ || 45 ||
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pralayānte tu samprāpte nirvyāpāraḥ paraḥ pumān |
vijñānaghanarūpo'sau parame vyomni tiṣṭhati || 46 ||
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yata evamato labdhvā śarīraṃ sarvasādhanam |
śubhaṃ karmaiva kartavyaṃ tatprasādāya mānavaiḥ || 47 ||
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prasādite'smin sarveṣāṃ svavarṇāśramakarmabhiḥ |
sarve hastagatāḥ kāmā muktiścānte na durlabhā || 48 ||
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kāryārthā mūrtayastasya lokānugrahahetavaḥ |
ataḥ sākāramiṣṭvemaṃ bhaktyāpyāḥ sarvasiddhayaḥ || 49 ||
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bhaktyaiva parayā tuṣṭo devadevaḥ sa yoginām |
pūjādyanugrahāyādau rūpaṃ bheje caturbhujam || 50 ||
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tasmāt tenaiva rūpeṇa dhyeyo'rcyaśca sadā budhaiḥ |
ākāre'smin kṛtā pūjā stutirvā dhyānameva vā || 51 ||
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vidhinā śāstradṛṣṭena deva eva kṛtā bhavet |
udayāyāparaḥ pūjyo nirvāṇāya paraḥ pumān || 52 ||
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pūrvāhṇe cāparāhṇe ca pūjanaṃ śasyate tayoḥ |
śyāmamaṣṭabhujaṃ devaṃ kalpayitvā savāhanam || 53 ||
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sāyudhaṃ saparīvāramudayārthī prapūjayet |
śuddhasphaṭikasaṅkāśaṃ śaṅkhacakragadādharam || 54 ||
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caturbhujamanantasthaṃ yajenmokṣāya bhaktitaḥ |
sṛṣṭibījaṃ viduḥ padmaṃ cakraṃ sthitinibandhanam || 55 ||
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gadaśaṅkhau ca saṃhāramuktyarthau sarvadā smṛtau |
sarvatattvayutasyaiva pūjā saṃhāramārgataḥ || 56 ||
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dhyānaṃ phalānapekṣitvamiti mokṣārthināṃ kramaḥ |
uttarottarabhūyiṣṭhaṃ karmavāgbuddhyupāsanam || 57 ||
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tāmasaṃ rājasaṃ caiva sāttvikaṃ ca tathā bhavet |
samayo'gre samācāraḥ svādhyāyo dravyasaṅgrahaḥ || 58 ||
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buddhiryāgaḥ stitirdhyānamityevaṃ vidhiraṣṭadhā |
dvividhaḥ puruṣo bhakto dīkṣito'dīkṣitastathā || 59 ||
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dīkṣitaḥ sarvakartā'nyaḥ samayārcanamātrabhāk |
kriyārcā samayo bhaktaviśvāsaḥ pūjanādaraḥ || 60 ||
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naḥ kathāśrutiḥ śāntiranājīvo vratāṣṭakam |
svārāmotpāditaiḥ puṣpairvanyaiḥ krītaistu vā'rcayet || 61 ||
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pratigrāhyaṃ na pūjārthaṃ dātureva phalaṃ yataḥ |
alābhe gandhapuṣpābhyām puṣpairapi samarcayet || 62 ||
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puṣpālābhe tu toyena toyālābhe tu cetasā || 63 ||
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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 4

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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