elmec at GIASBG01.VSNL.NET.IN
Thu Jul 20 23:15:42 CDT 2000
Thank you, Sri Ravishankar. You saved us the browsing time.
"Ravisankar S. Mayavaram" wrote:
> This is a straight cut and paste from Jaguar. They recently added
> this to their list of docs.
> naaraayaNa sUktam.h
> HYMN ON LORD NARAYANA
> (TRANSLATION BY SRI SWAMI KRISHNANANDA)
> sahasra shIrshhaM devaM vishvaakshaM vishwashaMbhuvam.h |
> vishvaM naaraayaNaM devaM aksharaM paramaM padam.h ||
> This universe is the Eternal Being (Narayana), the imperishable, the
> supreme, the goal, multi-headed and multi-eyed (i.e.,omnipresent and
> omniscient), the resplendent, the source of delight for the whole
> vishvataH paramaannityaM vishvaM naaraayaNaM harim.h |
> vishvaM eva idaM purushhaH tadvishvaM upajIvati ||
> This universe is the Supreme Being (Purusha) alone; hence it subsists
> on That, the Eternal which transcends it (in every way), -the
> omnipresent Absolute which destroys all sins.
> patiM vishvasya aatmaa IshvaraM shaashvataM shivamachyutam.h |
> naaraayaNaM mahaaGYeyaM vishvaatmaanaM paraayaNam.h ||
> The protector of the universe, the Lord of all Souls (or Lord over Self), the
> perpetual, the auspicious, the indestructible, the Goal of all creation, the
> Supreme object worthy of being known, the Soul of all beings, the Refuge
> unfailing (is He).
> naaraayaNa paro jyotiraatmaa naaraayaNaH paraH |
> naaraayaNa paraM brahma tattwaM naaraayaNaH paraH |
> naaraayaNa paro dhyaataa dhyaanaM naaraayaNaH paraH ||
> The Lord Narayana is the Supreme Absolute; Narayana is the Supreme
> Reality; Narayana is the Supreme Light; Narayana is the Supreme Self;
> Narayana is the Supreme Meditator; Narayana is the Supreme
> yachcha ki.nchit.h jagat.h sarvaM dR^ishyate shrUyate.api vaa |
> a.ntarbahishcha tatsarvaM vyaapya naaraayaNaH sthitaH ||
> Whatever all this universe is, -seen or heard of, -pervading all this from
> inside and outside alike, stands supreme the Eternal Divine Being
> anantaM avyayaM kaviM samudrentaM vishvashaMbhuvam.h |
> padma kosha pratIkaashaM hR^idayaM cha api adhomukham.h ||
> He is the Limitless, Imperishable, Omniscient, residing in the ocean
> of he heart, the Cause of the happiness of the universe, the Supreme
> end of all striving, (manifesting Himself) in the ether of the heart
> which is comparable to an inverted bud of the lotus flower.
> adho nishhThyaa vitastyaante naabhyaam upari tishhThati |
> jvaalaamaalaakulaM bhaatI vishvasyaayatanaM mahat.h ||
> Below the Adams apple, at a distance of a span, and above the navel
> (i.e., the heart which is the relative seat of the manifestation of
> Pure Consciousness in the human being), effulges the Great Abode of
> the universe, as if adorned with garlands of flames.
> santataM shilaabhistu lambatyaa koshasannibham.h |
> tasyaante sushhira.n sUkshmaM tasmin sarvaM pratishhThitam.h ||
> Surrounded on all sides by nerve-currents (or arteries), suspends
> the lotus-bud of the heart in an inverted position. It is in a subtle space
> (a narrow aperture, the Sushumna-Nadi), and therein is to be found the
> Substratum of all things.
> tasya madhye mahaanagniH vishvaarchiH vishvato mukhaH |
> so.agravibhaja.ntishhThan aahaaraM ajaraH kaviH ||
> In that space within the heart resides the Great Flaming Fire,
> undecaying, all-knowing, with tongues spread out in all directions,
> with faces turned everywhere, consuming food presented before it,
> and assimilating it unto itself.
> tiryagUrdhvamadhashshaayI rashmayaH tasya santataa |
> santaapayati svaM dehamaapaadatalamaastakaH |
> tasya madhye vahnishikhaa aNIyordhvaa vyavasthitaaH ||
> His rays, spreading all around, side ways as well as above and below,
> warm up the whole body from head to foot. In the center of That
> (Flame) abides the Tongue of Fire as the topmost of all subtle things.
> (Note: Due to the attachments and entanglements of the Jiva in worldly
> enjoyment and suffering, the Consciousness is enshrouded in potential
> as well as expressed objectivity, and hence it appears like a tiny
> streak of flame within the dark clouds of ignorance. But when the Jiva
> rises above worldliness the Consciousness is realised as he Infinite.)
> niilatoyada-madhyastha-dvidyullekheva bhaasvaraa |
> nIvaarashUkavattanvI pItaa bhaasvatyaNUpamaa ||
> Brilliant like a streak of lightning set in the midst of the blue rain-bearing
> clouds, slender like the awn of a paddy grain, yellow (like gold) in colour,
> in subtlety comparable to the minute atom, (this Tongue of Fire) grows
> tasyaaH shikhaayaa madhye paramaatmaa vyavasthitaH |
> sa brahma sa shivaH sa hariH sa indraH so.aksharaH paramaH swaraaT.h ||
> In the Middle of That Flame, the Supreme Self dwells. This (Self) is
> Brahma (the Creator), Siva (the Destroyer), Hari (the Protector),
> Indra (the Ruler), the Imperishable, the Absolute, the Autonomous
> Being. Prostrations again and again to the Omni-Formed Being, the
> Truth, the Law, the Supreme Absolute, the Purusha of blue-decked
> yellow hue, the Centralised-Force, Power, the All-Seeing One.
> R^itaM satyaM paraM brahma purushhaM kR^ishhNa pi~Ngalam.h |
> UrdhvaretaM virUpaakshaM vishvarUpaaya vai namo namaH ||
> Prostrations again and again to the Omni-Formed Being, the Truth, the
> Law, the Supreme Absolute, the Purusha of blue-decked yellow hue, the
> Centralised-Force, Power, the All-Seeing One.
> OM naaraayaNaaya vidmahe vaasudevaaya dhImahi |
> tanno vishhNuH prachodayaat.h ||
> We commune ourselves with Narayana, and meditate on Vasudeva,
> may that Vishnu direct us (to the Great Goal).
> OM shaa.nti shaa.nti shaa.ntiH ||
> Om. May there be Peace, Peace, Peace
> (Edited by:
> bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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