Various medicinal compounds disclosed by Hari to Garuda ||197||
1Dhanvantari said: -Now I shall enumerate to you the Garudam, as disclosed by Sumitra to Kasyapa. This Garudi Vidya tends to neutralize the effected of all kinds of poison.
2-3The five fundamental material principles of earth water, light (heat), air and ether are represented by the different letters of the alphabet as their symbols, which should be regarded as the presiding deities of the occult diagram to be meditated upon at the time of Dhyanam. The deities reside in these five fundamental material principles.
4-7The letters Sa, Sa, and Tha are symbolical of the energy of Siva (ether). The rite of Nyasa should be duly performed, and the Caturvaktra Mantram should be psychically located by the votary inside the palms of his hands, in the soles of his feet, as well as in the cavities of his heart and ears. By meditating in this fashion, a votary may achieve all kinds of success.
8-9First imagine a yellow coloured quadrangle as symbolical of the Earth, of which Indra is the presiding deity. At the centre of this quadrangle should be contemplated the ring of Varuna, at the centre of which is the mystic, translucent lotus upon which the half-moon sheds its cool, turquoise-blue beams.
10-11Around this should be imagined as transcribed the triangular Mandalam of fire, crossed by a Svastika mark (cross) and burning with the effulgence of primordial fire. Around this should be imagined the circle of Vayu, sable coloured like the inside of a cut bar of black antimony and impressed with the mark of the occult Bindu. Encircling this ring of Vayu should be imagined the Vyoma-Mandalam, dreadful in its infinite vastness, lying effulgent and motionless like the ocean of milk (Kshira), or like a sea of molten crystal.
12-13The celestial serpents Vasuki and Sankhapala, should be imagined as residing in the quadrangle of the earth; Karkata and Padma Nabha, in the ring of Varuna; Kulika in the Mandalam of fire; and Takpka and Mahabjaka, in the ring of air.
14-15The material principles of earth, water etc., should be imagined by the votary as located in his fingers, starting with the thumb and ending with the small finger, both in the usual and inverse order of enumeration. Likewise, the Jaya and Vijaya Mantras should be located in the bone-joints; the Siva-Ganga Mantram in the cavity of the mouth; and Hrid Mantra in the arms and the tuft of hair on the crown of the head, and the Vyapakam, in the phalanges of forgers.
16-17The rite of Bhutanyasa should be performed with the Siva Linga Mantras preceded by “Om” and followed by “Namahi” This rule should be followed in respect of establishing and worshipping all forms of Mantra.
18The first letters of the names of these celestial serpents are the Mantras respectively sacred to each of them, which being duly recited by a votary enables him to draw any of them to his side.
19The Mantras composed of the names of the five fundamental physical principles coupled with “Om” and “Namahi” should· be then recited, whereby the celestial Garuda should appear into the votary in all his. glory and prowess.
20The votary shall again perform the rite of Karanyasa with the help of the vowel letters, and the rite of Sariranayas thereafter. He shall contemplate his vital energy (Prima) as an unflickering light steadily burning within his heart, and consuming the impurities of his organism, and the Bija Mantra as showering divine ambrosia wherewith his system is being saturated.
21-22Thus surcharging his system with the nectarine flow of the Bija Mantra, the votary shall contemplate his self as located in his brain; and the earth teeming with thousands of cities and abodes of men, and guarded by the Lokapalas (protectors of world) and shining with the effulgence of molten gold as located in his lower extremities.
23-24The principle of water, clear and smooth, he shall contemplate as occupying the region between his heart and navel, shining with a blue light, and occupying a space, twice as much as that of the earth. The Ravi Mandalam, the seat of heat and light, should be imagined as a triangle occupying the thoracic cavity and resting on an imaginary line across the umbilicus as its base and extending from the sphere of Bhuvanas (worlds) to Brahma.
25-26The Vayu Mandalam, in which is ensconced the indulge of Self, as permeating the universal space and coloured (deep blue) like broken, black antimony. Over the crown of his head the votary shall contemplate the Divya Mandalam shining with the effulgence of clear, cut crystal, and permeating the boundless expanse of ether, and enshrouding, and enlivening all with divine ambrosia.
27-28First the rite of Bhotanyasa should be performed, after that, the one in respect of the celestial serpents, by reciting the Bijas commencing with the letters “La” and coupled with the nasal sign of Bindu, to which the Bijas, sacred to Siva, should be moreover appended. After this, the votary should meditate upon the Mandalam described before. The intelligent one should meditate upon the Mandalas respectively coloured as aforesaid at the time of practising this incantation.
29The feet, pinions, and bills of Garuda should be contemplated as ornamented with rings of black snakes. This figure of Tarksa (Garuda) should be invariably meditated upon in cases of poisoning with any animal or vegetable poison.
30The figures of malignant spirits, planets, Dakinis, Yashas, and Rakshasa should the votary likewise imagine as located in his limbs, ornamented with black serpents, by an act of Nyasa.
31Twofold is the rite of Nyasa in this incantation; one is in respect of the fundamental material principles and the other is in respect of the serpents. Having thus contemplated the principles of soul etc., in due succession. The votary should commence practising the charm.
32First the three fundamental principles of Tritattvas should be contemplated, and after that the, principle of bliss should be meditated upon as located above them.
33-34The rite of Deha-nyasa should be performed by the votary, both in the usual and inverse order, in his limbs as well as in the imaginary figures of the deities meditated upon. The bulb, stem, etc., of the occult lotus, as well as the principles of virtue and wisdom should be worshipped by reciting the Bijas composed of the final letters of the different Vargas appended with the second vowel. The Mantra; “Kshaum” should be imagined as located in the polens of the occult lotus.
35The groups of letters, which are called A, Ka, Ca, Ta, Ta, Pa, Ya and Sa Vargas, should be imagined as impressed on the eastern petals of this mystic flower, the vowels should be likewise imagined as impressed on the pollens of the lotus, two in each, wherein the gods Isa etc., should be worshipped.
36The goddesses Vama etc., should be considered as the energies of the Rudras worshipped in these polens, after which the votery shall invoke the three fupdamental material prin-ciples (Tritattvas).
37The principle of ether he should psychically invoke and locate within his head.
38-41He should worship the principle of earth in the western petal of the lotus; the principle of water, in its northern leaf; the principle of fire (Tejas) in its southern-leaf and the principle of air, in its eastern one.
42-48The Tanmatras (essential material principles) and Mahabhutas (gross matter) should be worshipped outside the occult diagram. This procedure should be adapted in all rites of Nitya and Naimittika worship. The votary should contemplate his Self as an expanse of beautifully tinted light, pervading all through the universe-its creator, preserver and destroyer-and living the infinite expanse of ether with its own ambrosial energy. Likewise, he should meditate upon Bhairava in the company of the Siddhas and the celestial Garucia in all acts of incantation-the moon crested Bhairava, who is possessed of ten arms and four faces and three eyes, burning with a kind of lurid effulgence, with his diabolical teeth exposed in a dreadful grimace and a weird light emanating from his flam coloured eyes.
49-51For the destruction of snakes he should contemplate the image of Garuda, dreadful to look at, the tips of his mighty pinions touching the ends of the welkin, the regions of Pata.la located in his· feet, the seven celestial regions lying ensconced in his bosom, the entire universe nestling round his neck, and all the Rudras, from the first to Isa, who is the last in the list of that class of deities, as located within his head, Garuda, who is but another manifestation of Siva, is the lord of the universe, the greatest of all the great divinities.
52His body is made of the energy of the Mantras (mystic formulas); and the votary shall contemplate his in all acts of incantation as effulgent like the fire of universal dissolution and bent on devouring the poisonous snakes. He, whom the votary may contemplate in his mind after performing the rite of Nyasa as above described, shall come under his control and influence.
53-54By performing this Nyasa, a votary becomes himself a Garuda, ghosts, demons, monsters, Pisacas and the different kinds of fever such as, quotidian ague, etc., fly the presence of him who practices this incantation.
55Dhanvantari said this Garudi Vidya which was first promulgated by Garuda himself to the holy Kasyapa; now hear me discourse on that which was disclosed by Mahesvara to the goddess Gauri.