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Nyasa-paddhati

 

 

nara-narayanam natva

purna-brahmaksaro-datam

yateracarana vaksye

purna-sastranusaratah

 

Paying obeisances to Nara-Narayana, the perfect being, who has proclaimed the brahmaksara, I will speak on the activities of the sannyasi in accordance with scripture. (1)

 

arunodayavellaya-

mutaya hari-manasah

saucadikam yatha-nyayam

krtva dantan visodhayat

 

When the light first appears before the sunrise (brahma muhurta), the sannyasi should rise from sleep and fix his mind on the Lord.  After having relieved himself and cleansed himself according to the rules (sauca), he should clean his teeth (not using a twig).  (2)

 

katisaucam mrdam kuryac-

chuddhayartham jalasamsthitah

snanam kuryad yathoktena

vidhina niyato harau

 

Purifying his body by rubbing earth on it, he should take bath, immersing himself in water according to the rules, while meditating on Hari. (3)

 

dhrtvordhva-pundram vidhina

prakalpya'sanamcyute

mano nivesyastamantran

yatha sakti japecchyucih

 

Then he should apply tilaka according to the rules, while sitting on a proper asana, with mind absorbed in Acyuta.  Being clean in body and mind, he should perform japa as much as he can. (4)

 

dvadasa-sahasravrtti

param brahmaksaram japet

dandodakam japasyante

dadyad vidhi-vidhanatah

 

He should chant the brahmaksara-mantra twelve-thousand times, then after japa he should offer water to his danda according to the rules.  (5)

 

devatam paramam samyak

pujayecch vidhanatah

bhiksa-kale vidhanena

cared bhiksatanam yatih

 

He should worship the Supreme Lord according to the rules, and when the time arrives, he should depart for bhiksa (begging).  The act of begging is considered one of the principle activities of the sannyasi. (6)

 

aneka bhiksacaranam

mukhya-dharmo yateh smrtah

tri-panca-sapta-sadmani

gacchennato'dhikam punah

 

The act of begging is considered one of the principle activities of the sannyasi.  He should go to three, five or seven houses. He should not go to any more than this. (7)

 

bhiksa-grhana kale tu

grhaniyad datrto jalam

bhiksanne tajjalam proksya

punar-grahyam vida jalam

 

At the time of accepting bhiksa, he should accept water and sprinkle that on the rice that he has begged. (8)

 

 

nivedayat tadannam tu

varijasyodakakena tu

proksye devaya mahate

mula-mantrena vagyatah

tad-annam bhaksayet svastho

hyajavad-hari-manasa

 

When eating that rice, he should offer offer to the Lord by sprinkling with water and chanting over it the mula-mantra and eat silently, while thinking of Lord Hari. (9)

 

trivaramudaka-snanam

yateh sastresu coditam

asaktasya yateh sastre

dvivaram snana-codana

 

He should bathe three times daily in water, or if that is impossible he may bathe twice or once.

As a chief duty, a sannyasi should both study and practice scripture. (10)

 

vedanta-sastrabhyasenam

mukhya-dharmo yateh smrtah

devo narayano nityam

srsthi-sthityantakarakah

bhaktanam muktido nityam-

anyathajnaninam tamah

 

Asannyasi should remember that his main responsibility is to study Vedanta.He knows Narayana as the creator, maintainer and destroyer of the worlds, and as the giver of liberation to devotees.  This is nowledge all else is ignorance. (11)

 

purna-prajnena munina

vyasa-vakya-samuddhatih

nyasi-dharmasya visaye

subha sankseptah krta

 

Purna Prajna Muni, having assimilated the words of Vyasa, has written this auspicious work describing in brief all the matters of sannyasa-dharma. (12)

 

 

iti shrimad ananda tirtha bhagavatapada-krta nyasa-paddhatih samaptah

 

Thus ends the Nyasa-Paddhati written by Shrimad Ananda Tirtha Bhagavatapada