The mode of spiritual initiation ||9||
1Hari said: -Being initiated in proper time and having his eyes covered with a cloth a disciple should offer one hundred and eight oblations with the principal mantra.
2Rudra twice the number should be offered in a Putraka Homa , thrice the number in Sadhaka and four times the number in Nirvanadesika .
3A destroyer of a preceptor, Vishnu’s image, Brahmana and a woman deserves death at the hands of those who are not initiated. I will describe his Diksha or initiation destructive of virtue and sin.
4Having caused his disciples to sit outside he should make them concentrate their minds.
5O Rudra, he should consider sprinkled with water. Uniting the sentiency with fire he should consign it to fire.
6He should meditate on Pranava the instrument of all, in the sky and in the body. He should next unite it with Kshetrajna for its being the cause of the body.
7Then imagining all the Saktis or female energies of the deity in the various Mandala he should adore Hari.
8There should be four doors in order of Brahma Tirtha (shrine) and others. The head is the lotus; the fingers are fishnets.
9-10Then meditating there on Hari, the sun and fire, he, with a controlled mind, should place it on the head of the disciple, for in the hand is stationed Vishnu, his own hand being that of Vishnu, and with its touch the entire collection of sins is dissipated.
11Having adored the disciple, covered his eyes with a piece of cloth, and placed him in front of the deity the preceptor should throw flowers there. He should throw flowers where the head of the deity, the holder of Sarnga bow is.
12He should mention his name as well as those of his wives. In the case of a Sudra, an expert preceptor should mention the name of his master.