Mode of spiritual initiation that removes one’s bondage ||83||
1The Lord said: The principal mantra should be stimulated in the spiritual initiation. In order to gain strength (to break) the bonds (of worldly existence) one may do it by the rites of tadana (striking gently).
2(Oblations should be offered) with each one of the (principal) mantras or thrice with (them). The principal mantra together with half the tuft mantra (should be repeated) along with (the syllables) hum, phaf, etc.
3The principal mantra should be stimulated by (the syllables) Om, hrum, hraum, haum, hrum. (assigning) to the heart as well as the tuft and face with (the syllables) Om, hrum, hraum, hrum, phat.
4One should do the rite of stimulation for each part of the principal mantra in all ceremonies performed to cause injury (to one’s enemy) while the (syllable) vasat is appended to the principal mantra in ceremonies intended to bring peace and prosperity.
5In all instances of annual rites, oblations should be done with religious acts for all desired results along with (the syllables) vasat (and) vausat.
6Then after having worshipped the disciple having a pure body and seated on a circle on the right side of one’s self, (the preceptor) should contemplate upon a thread as the susumnd (an artery of human body).
7The tuft of hair (of the disciple) should be tied with the principal (mantra) and (one end of the string) should be led to (touch) the toe. In the case of (the disciple) yearning for salvation (the string) should be tied on the body of the disciple showing the samhara (mudra) (posture of fingers denoting gathering).
8(The String) should be attached on the right side in the case of males and on the left side in the case of females. The female deity should be worshipped with the mantra of the deity on the head.
9The thread should be collected with the samhara mudra and placed with the same (mudrd). The ndrfi (artery) should (be mentally) collected with the principal (mantra) and placed on the string and worshipped with the mantra of the heart.
10Having covered it with the Rudra (mantra), oblations should be offered thrice with the mantra of the heart for accomplishing the presence. It is the same way in the case of female deity also.
11-13Om, ham obeisance to the path of letters, ham obeisance to the path of residence (bhavana), Om, hrim obeisance to the path of phases. Having located the path of purification on the thread and sprinkled water on the disciple with the weapon and beaten gently the heart (of the disciple) with flower consecrated by (the mantra of) the weapon, the preceptor should (mentally) enter the body of the disciple (by pronouncing) the syllable hum and exhaling the breath. The spirit situated in the hamsabija should be separated by (the mantra of) the weapon: Om, haum, hum, phat.
14Having covered the same with the saktisutra (the thread of energy) by (uttering) the mantra ham ham oblations, it should be joined with the thread which has become artery, by (showing) the samharamudra (posture made with the fingers indicating gathering) Om ham ham ham salutations to the soul.
15It should thus be conceived as pervasive. It should then be covered by the mantra of the armour. Oblations should be made thrice with (the mantra of) the heart for the sake of invoking the presence.
16Having located the principle of knowledge (in the thread), one should look at it as beyondthe state of bliss. Other principles which have become mantras as they were should be located in that. One should look at it with (the mantra) “Om, ham, haum obeisance to the kalapasa (the bondage of phases) beyond absolute bliss”.
17-18Two principles (out of the twenty-five), mantra of single word, sixteen letters, eight worlds, two (principal) arteries (ida and pingala), (letters) ka and tha, the one object (of sense-perception, the one fundamental attribute, the one fundamental cause and the eternal blissful one (sadasiva) should be contemplated as having been located :n the (phase of) white colour beyond the absolute bliss.
19Om haum hum phat to the katapasa beyond the region of absolute bliss. Having collected the latter by (showing) the samharamudra (posture of fingers denoting gathering), it should be placed over the thread. It should then be worshipped and three oblations (of clarified butter) should be made for its presence (in the thread).
20-21Two principles (out of twenty-five), two letters ka and tha, two principal arteries (ida and pingala). two qualities, two mantras and one supreme lord situated in the lotus (of the heart), twelve terms (denoting god), seventeen worlds, one of the objects (of sense-perception) should be conceived as merged in the dark phase which is beyond the region of bliss. (Lord) Acyuta should be meditated upon therein.
22Having gathered it after a gentle stroking, it should be placed at the mouths of the nerve. Oblations should be made thrice with the respective mantras for the sake of its presence.
23-24The seven (fundamental) principles, twenty-one words, six letters, one path-way, twenty-five worlds, three qualities and an object for which Rudra is the cause should be located in the principle of knowledge and the mantras, artery, (the latters) ka and tha higher above.
25-26Having taken the weapon, twenty-two words, six worlds, six kalas (phases), four qualities, three mantras and an object for which (Lord) Vishnu is the cause should be meditated at the base. The (rites of) beating should be done in the white (phase).
27-29Then having placed (the same) in the nerve in the navel (region), one should offer oblations for the sake of its presence. (The preceptor) should then locate (the syllable) hrim, hundred worlds, twenty-eight words, twice each of the mantras, artery, the winds as well as senses, the principle of the letter, the five objects of sense-perception and the (first) cause governed by the manda-mantra, four times the Sambaras (a religious observance) in the principle of non-action of yellow colour. It should then be beaten.
30The principles which were left out at the outset should be located on the thread and worshipped. Three oblations should be offered unto the fire for the sake of its presence.
31Thus having gathered the principles from the body of the disciple, they should be located in the threadfin the initiation with the mantras, it should be done accompanied by religious- sacrificial performances.
32Other rites (should be undertaken) for the sake of initial protection of the body (of the disciple) until the mantra accomplishes the desired fruits.
33-34The subtle soul awakening (mantra) should be meditated in the principles of beatific knowledge. (The rites of) arpana (pleasing) and dipana (stimulation) should be performed in the same way with three oblations with their respective mantras (such as) “Om, haum oblations to the phase of beatitude beyond that of absolute bliss” which is (the mantra for) the rite of pleasing; “Om, ham, ham, ham, hum, phat to the phase of beatitude beyond that of absolute bliss” which is (the mantra for) stimulation. Then that thread should be considered as pervading the five nerve centres.
35(The thread) should be smeared with saffron and clarified butter and (Lord) Siva should be worshipped therein along with his attendants with the kala-mantras ending with hum phat after having pierced the bondage through the occult nerve.
36Having (mentally) entered inside (with syllables) ending with obeisance, (the preceptor) should take hold of (the thread) and tie it. Om, hum, ham, haum, ham, hum, phat, I take hold of the phase exceeding that of pure bliss.
37(The preceptor) should place that thread on the shoulder of the disciple after having made him seated for the sake of successful completion.
38One hundred oblations should be made with the principal mantra for the expiation of all the sins (of the disciple). (The oblation should be made) in a covered shallow saucer (if the disciple) is a male and in a saucer of enlarged belly (in the case of a) female (disciple).
39-42The thread which has been covered with the mantra of the heart should be placed and worshipped with (the mantra of) the heart. After having been made pure by the worship of Siva and his attendants the thread should be placed under the pitcher (saying), “let protection be announced”. After having placed a flower in the hands (of the disciple) and having worshipped the pitcher and other things, the disciple should be made to bow down and led outside the sacrificial shed. After having drawn three circles, the disciple should be made to sit facing the north in the case of aspiration for emancipation and made to sit facing the east in the case of aspiration (for enjoyment). Three handfuls of pahcagavya (the five things got from a cow) should be sipped at the outset.
43-44After that, three or eight morsels of gruel unpolluted by the touch of the teeth should be offered with the hand holding a kusa with the leaf of palasa, if desirous of emancipation and with the leaf of pippala, if desirous of enjoyment.
45-47Having offered profuse feeding with (the mantra of) the heart, the pure water should be given for rinsing the mouth. After having given the teeth stick (for cleansing the teeth) with (the repetition of the mantra of) the heart, one hundred and eight oblations should be offered with the principal (mantra) for the removal of defects such as deficiency etc. After having dedicated all acts to the lord of the ground, the deity should be given adieu after worship and Lord Candela should be worshipped. Then the materials of worship should be removed and the remnants of the gruel should be offered to the fire.
48After having worshipped the pitcher and the protectors of the world and bidding them adieu, one should bid adieu to the attendant God and fire if they have been retained on the periphery of the mystic circle.
49Then having offered oblations in a condensed way to the protector of the world at the periphery, one should enter the sacrificial shed after bathing with ashes or pure oil.
50(If the disciples are) householders, (they) should be seated) on a bed of darbhas with their heads facing the east and protected well (and if the disciples are) monks, (they should be seated) on a bed of ashes with their heads facing the south with (the repetition of the mantra of) the heart.
51(Then the preceptor) should bathe the disciples who had tied-up their tufts into knots along with the mantras of the weapon and sapta manavaka and walk out of the place again. Om, hili, hili oblations to the trident-bearer.
52After having sipped five things got from a cow and the gruel and having collected sticks for cleansing the teeth, and having rinsed the mouth (with water), and contemplated on (Lord) Siva and having reached the pure bed, the preceptor should enter (again) remembering the rites performed in connection with initiation. Thus, the mode of preliminary consecration relating to initiation has been described briefly.