TEXTS 4–6
sri-visvarupa uvaca
dhautanghri-panir acamya
sapavitra udan-mukhah
krta-svanga-kara-nyaso
mantrabhyam vag-yatah sucih
narayana-param varma
sannahyed bhaya agate
padayor janunor urvor
udare hrdy athorasi
mukhe sirasy anupurvyad
omkaradini vinyaset
om namo narayanayeti
viparyayam athapi va
SYNONYMS
sri-visvarupah uvaca—Sri Visvarupa said; dhauta—having completely washed; anghri—feet; panih—hands; acamya—performing acamana (sipping a little water three times after chanting the prescribed mantra); sa-pavitrah—wearing rings made of kusa grass (on the ring finger of each hand); udak-mukhah—sitting facing the north; krta—making; sva-anga-kara-nyasah—mental assignment of the eight parts of the body and twelve parts of the hands; mantrabhyam—with the two mantras (om namo bhagavate vasudevaya and om namo narayanaya); vak-yatah—keeping oneself silent; sucih—being purified; narayana-param—fully intent on Lord Narayana; varma—armor; sannahyet— put on oneself; bhaye—when fear; agate—has come; padayoh—on the two legs; janunoh—on the two knees; urvoh—on the two thighs; udare—on the abdomen; hrdi—on the heart; atha—thus; urasi—on the chest; mukhe—on the mouth; sirasi—on the head; anupurvyat—one after another; omkara-adini—beginning with omkara; vinyaset—one should place; om—the pranava; namah—obeisances; narayanaya— unto Narayana, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; iti—thus; viparyayam—the reverse; atha api—moreover; va—or.
TRANSLATION
Visvarupa said: If some form of fear arrives, one should first wash his hands and legs clean and then perform acamana by chanting this mantra: om apavitrah pavitro va sarvavastham gato ’pi va/ yah smaret pundarikaksam sa bahyabhyantarah sucih/ sri-visnu sri-visnu sri-visnu. Then one should touch kusa grass and sit gravely and silently, facing north. When completely purified, one should touch the mantra composed of eight syllables to the eight parts of his body and touch the mantra composed of twelve syllables to his hands. Thus, in the following manner, he should bind himself with the Narayana coat of armor. First, while chanting the mantra composed of eight syllables [om namo narayanaya], beginning with the pranava, the syllable om, one should touch his hands to eight parts of his body, starting with the two feet and progressing systematically to the knees, thighs, abdomen, heart, chest, mouth and head. Then one should chant the mantra in reverse, beginning from the last syllable [ya], while touching the parts of his body in the reverse order. These two processes are known as utpatti-nyasa and samhara-nyasa respectively.

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