Jul 27, 2007

Vishnu Sooktam

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः ! ( Aum Shri Gurave Nama.H !)

विष्णु सूक्तं ( Vishnu Sooktam )
अतो देवा अवन्तु नो यतो विष्णुर्विचक्रम ।
पृव्थियाः सप्त धामभिः ॥ 1

ato devaa avantu no yato viShNurvicakrame
pR^ithivyaaH sapta dhaamabhiH ॥ 1

इदं विष्णुर्विचक्रमे त्रेधानिदधे पदं ।
समूह्वयामस्य पाम्सुरे ॥ 2

idaM viShNurvicakrame tredhaa ni dadhe padam
samuuhvayamasya paaMsure ॥ 2

त्रीणि त्रीणि पादा विचक्रमे विष्णुर्गोपा अदाभ्यः ।
अतो धर्माणि धारायं ॥ 3

triiNi triiNi paadaa vicakrame viShNurgopaa adaabhyaH
ato dharmaaNi dhaarayan ॥3

विष्णोः कर्माणि पश्यतयोयतो व्रतानी पस्पशे ।
इन्द्रस्य युज्याः सखा ॥ 4

viShNoH karmaaNi pashyatayoyato vrataani paspashe
indrasya yujyaH sakhaa ॥ 4

तद विष्णोः परमं
पदं सदा पश्यन्ति सूर्यः ।
दिवीवा चक्षुराततम ॥ 5

tad।h viShNoH paramam।h
padaM sadaa pashyanti suuryaH ।
diviiva cakShuraatatam ॥5

तद विप्रासो विपन्यवो जागृवाँसाः समिन्धाते ।
विष्णोर्यथ। परमं पदं ॥ 6

tad.h vipraaso vipanyavo jaagR^ivaaMsaH samindhate
viShNoryath paramaM padam6

देवस्य तवा सवितुह प्रसवेष्विनोर्बाहुभ्याँ पूष्ण्यो हस्ताभ्याम्
अग्नेस्तेजसा सूर्यस्चा अर्चासेंद्रस्यँ अभिशिन्चामी ॥ 7

devasya tvA savituH prasaveshvinorbAhubhyAM puuShNyo hastaabhyaam.h
agnestejasA suuryashcha archasendrasyaM abhishi~nchAmi 7

बलाय श्रीयै यशसेनध्याय अमृताभिषेको अस्तु ।
शान्तिः पुष्टिः तुष्टिश्र्चास्तु ॥ 8

balaaya shriyai yashasennaadhyaaya amritaabhiSheko astu
shaantiH puShTiH tuShTicha astu 8

ॐ शांतिः शांतिः शांतिः
Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH

ॐ श्री वेण्कटेश्वराय नमः विष्णुसुक्तां स्नानं समर्पयामि।
shrii ve~NkaTeshvaraaya namaH । puruShasuukta snaanaM samarpayaami। ॥

ॐ श्री वेण्कटेश्वराय नमः महा अभिषेक स्नानं समर्पयामी

Aum shrii ve~NkaTeshvaraaya namaH mahaa abhishheka snaanaM samarpayaami.

Let the water flow at the altar of the Lord while chanting these ManTras and continously ring the bell.

Meaning: Vishnu - Sooktam.

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 universe.

Note:- With this verse commences a famous hymn of the Vedic group, stating the characters of the Absolute in its manifestation as this creation. 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 .

The protector of the universe, the Lord of all souls (or Lord over Self), the petpetual, 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).

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 Meditation.

Whatever all this universe is - seen or heard of - pervading all this from inside and outside alike, stands supreme the Eternal Divine Being (Narayana).

He is the Limitless, Imperishable, Omniscient, residing in the ocean of the 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.

Below the Adam's 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.

Surrounded on all sides by nerve-currents (or arteries), suspends the lotusbud of the heart in an inverted position. In it is a subtle space (a narrow aperture, the Sushumna-Nadi), and therein is to be found the Substratum of all things.

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 all food presented before it, and assimilating it into itself.

His rays, spreading all round, side ways as well as above and below, warm up the whole bodv from head to foot. In the Centre of That (Flame) abides the Tongue of Fire as the topmost among all subtle things.

Note:- Due to the attachments and entanglement 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 the Infinite.

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) glows splendid.

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-Forced Power, the All-Seeing One.
We commune ourselves with Narayana; and meditate on Vasudeva; May that Vishnu direct us (to the Great Goal).

Aum Peace! Peace! Peace!

ॐ नमः शिवाय ! ( Aum NamaH Shivaya!)

Sianala, Montreal, July 2007

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