vishNu sahasranAma - Introductory Verses
sdevaraj at EXPLORER.CSC.COM
Mon Jun 21 19:28:13 CDT 1999
With Meditation on vishNu complete, we go to the next chapter -
Introductory Verses. Here, for some reason, the author seems to have
skipped a few verses, so this posting has those first verses after
SuklAM baradharaM...., with my translation as a gist. Please let me
know my mistakes. Please feel free to give an exact translation.
2. yasya-Dvirada-vaktrAdhAH pArishadyAh paraS-Satam
vighnam nighnanti satatam vishvaksenam tam Asraye.
A prayer to gaNesha - one who always removes obstacles.
3. vyAsam vasishta-naptAram Sakteh pautram akalmasham
parAsarAtmajam vande Suka-tAtam tapo-nidhim.
A prayer to vyAsa ( and his lineage described), who is son of
Sakti, who is free from defects and a treasure house of penances.
4. vyAsAya vishNu-rUpAya vyAsa-rUpAya vishNave
namo vai Brahma-nidhaye vAsishTAya namo namaH.
Salutations to vyAsa ( who is a form of vishNu ) who is always
abiding in brahman and vishNu (who is a form of vyAsa) and from lineage
of vashshTa (vAsihTAya - descendant of vashihTa).
5. avikArAya SuddhAya nityAya paramAtmane
sadaika-rUpa-rUpAya vishNave sarva-jishnave.
Describing vishNu as defectless, pure and eternal and with a
form that is beautiful and a who is a victor of all.
6. yasya smaraNa-mAtreNa janma-samsAra-bandhanAt
vimuchyate namas-tasmai vishNave prabhavishNave.
Salutations to Him, just by whose thought people are freed from
repeated births and deaths (samsAra)
Om namo vishNave prabhavishNave.
Salutations to Him, the all powerful One.
I will continue with the translation from Swami Tapasyananda of
Shankara's commentary on vishNu sahasranAma from the next posting
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