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Narayana Upanisad

 

atha puruso ha vai narayano' kamayata

prajah srjeyeti

narayanat prano jayate   manah sarvendiryani ca

kham vayur jyotir apah   prthivi visvasya dharini

 

narayanad brahma jayate  narayanad rudro jayate

narayanad indro jayate narayanad prajapatih prajayante

 

narayanad dvadasaditya rudra vasavah sarvani chandamsi

narayanad eva samut padyante

 

narayanad pravartante   narayane praliyante

ya evam veda ity upanisat

 

atha nityo narayanah brahma narayanah

sivas ca narayanah  sakras ca narayanah

kalas ca narayanah  disas ca narayanah

vidisas ca narayanah urdhvas ca narayanah

adhas ca narayanah  antar bahis ca narayanah

narayana evedam sarvam  yad bhutam yac ca bhavyam

niskalanko niranjano nirvikalpo nirakhyatah

suddho deva eko narayanah

na dvitiyo'sti kascit

sa visnur eva bhavati

sa visnur eva bhavati

ya evam veda  ity upanisat

 

om ity agre vyaharet

namah iti pascat

narayanaya ity uparistat

om ity ekaksaram

namah iti dve aksare

narayanayeti pancaksarani

etad vai narayanasayastaksaram padam

yo ha vai narayanasyastaksaram padam adhyeti

anapabruvah sarvam ayureti

vindate prajapatyam

rayas posam gaupatyam

tato'mrtatvam asnute

tato'rmtatvam asnuta iti

ya evam veda ity upanisat

 

pratyag ananda brahma purusam pranava svarupam

a  kara u karo ma kara iti

ta anekadha  sam etad  om iti

yam uktva mucyate yogi

janma samsara bandhanat

om namo narayanayeti mantropasakah

vaikuntha bhuvanam gamisyati

tad idam pundarikam vijnanan ghanam

tasmad taridabha matram

brahmanyo devakiputro brahmanyo madhusudanah brahmanyah pundarikakso  brahmanyo visnur acyuta iti

sarva bhuta stham ekam narayanam

karana rupam akaranam param brahma om

 

pratar adhiyano ratri krtam papam nasayati

sayam adhiyano divasa krtam papam nasayati

madhyahna dinam adityabhimukho'dhiyanah

panca maha patakopapatakat pramucyate

sarva veda parayana punyam labhate narayanat

sayujyam avapnoti

 

Then the Supreme Lord Narayana desired to create living entities.  From Narayana came the life airs; from Narayana came the mind and all the senses; from Narayana came the elements--ether, air light, water and earth, which supports the universe.  From Narayana came Brahma, Rudra, Indra, Prajapati.  From Narayana came the twelve adityas, the twelve rudras, the twelve vasus, all the vedic meres and all the devatas.  Everything came from Narayana in the beginning and everything enters into Narayan at the end.

 

Thus Narayana is the eternal being.  Brahma, Siva, Indra, time, the directions, the subdirections, up and down, inside and outside, are all pervaded by Narayana.  Narayana is everything, past present and future.  Narayana is the eternal pure effulgent Lord, without a second to compare.  He is Vishnu, the Supreme Lord says the upanisad.

 

One should place "om" first, "namah" second and "narayanaya" at the end.  "Om" is one syllable, "namah"is two syllables and "narayanaya" is five syllables.  Together they make the eight syllable Narayana mantra.  One who knows this eight syllable Narayana mantra with purity in his heart attains all life, offspring, wealth, health and cows, and finally attains immortality.  One who knows the Narayana mantra and Narayana attains immortality, says the upanisad.

 

The syllabe "om" is directly the Supreme Lord full of bliss.  Composed of three sounds "a", "u" and "m", the pranava becomes "om".  The yogi who utters the pranava many times becomes free from the bondage of repeated material birth.  One who worships the Lord with this mantra will certainly go to the transcendental realm of vaikuntha, which is a lotus full of consciousness shiing effulgently.  The transcendental Lord is known as the son of Devaki, as Madhusudana, as Pundarikaksa, as Vishnu and Acyuta. The one Narayana is situated in all living entities.  He is the cause of all causes, the supreme brahman.

 

One who recites the mantra in the morning destroys the sins of the night.  One who recites in the evening destroys the sins of the day. One who recites the mantra at noon time facing the sun is freed from all types of sins.  That person attains the fruits of studying all the vedas.  He attains the world of Narayana.