Haṭha Pradīpikā

Chapter 1 Title:

प्रथमोपदेशः

prathamo padeśaḥ

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Śloka 1:

श्रीआदिनाथाय नमोऽस्तु तस्मै येनोपदिष्टा हठयोगविद्या ।
विभ्राजते प्रोन्नतराजयोगम् आरोढुम् इच्छोर् अधिरोहिणीव ॥१॥

śrī ādi nāthāya namaḥ astu tasmai yena upadiṣṭā haṭha yoga vidyā |
vibhrājate pronnata rāja yogam āroḍhum icchoḥ adhirohiṇī iva ||

Let there be salutations to the first Lord
who taught the knowledge of Haṭha Yoga,
which shines forth as if a ladder for one who
wishes to ascend to the elevated Râja Yoga.

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Śloka 2:

प्रणम्य श्रीगुरुं नाथं स्वात्मारामेण योगिना ।
केवलं राजयोगाय हठविद्योपदिश्यते ॥

praṇamya śrī-guruṃ nāthaṃ svātmārāmeṇa yoginā |
kevalaṃ rāja-yogāya haṭha-vidyā-upadiśyate ||

Yogin Svātmārāma,
after saluting first his Guru Śrī Nātha,
taught knowledge of Haṭha Yoga
only for the sake of Raja Yoga.

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Śloka 3:

भ्रान्त्या बहुमतध्वान्ते राजयोगम् अजानताम् ।
हठप्रदीपिकां धत्ते स्वात्मारामः कृपाकरः ॥

bhrāntyā bahumata-dhvānte rāja-yogam-ajānatām |
haṭha-pradīpikāṃ dhatte svātmārāmaḥ kṛpākaraḥ ||

The most compassionate Svātmārāma offers the special light
of Haṭha for people unable to know Râja Yoga owing to
the darkness arising from the confusion of opinions.
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Śloka 17:

हठस्य प्रथमाङ्गत्वाद् आसनं पूर्वम् उच्यते ।
कुर्यात् तद् आसनं स्थैर्यम् आरोग्यं चाङ्गलाघवम् ॥१७॥

haṭhasya prathama-aṅgatvād-āsanaṁ pūrvam-ucyate |
kuryāt-tad-āsanaṃ sthairyam-ārogyaṃ ca-aṅga-lāghvam ||

Āsana, being the initial limb of Haṭha, is spoken of first.
Āsana brings about steadiness, improved health and lightness of limb.

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Chapter 2 Title:

द्वितीयोपदेशः

dvitīyo padeśaḥ

Book Two

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Śloka 1:

अथासने दृधे योगी वशी हितमिताशनः ।
गुरूपदिष्टमार्गेण प्राणायामान् समभ्यसेत् ॥१॥

athāsane dṛdhe yogī vaśī hita mitā aśanaḥ |
guru upadiṣṭa mārgeṇa prāṇāyāmān samabhyaset ||1||

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Śloka 2:

चले वाते चलं चित्तं निश्चले निश्चलं भवेत् ।
योगी स्थाणुत्वम् आप्नोति ततो वायुं निरोधयेत् ॥२॥

cale vāte calaṁ cittaṁ niścale niścalaṁ bhavet |
yogī sthāṇutvam āpnoti tato vāyuṁ nirodhayet ||2||

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Chapter 3 Title:

तॄतीयोपदेशः

tṛtīyo padeśaḥ

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Śloka 14:

महाक्लेशादयो दोषाः क्षीयन्ते मरणादयः ।
महामुद्रां च तेनैव वदन्ति विबुधोत्तमाः ॥१४॥

mahākleśādayaḥ doṣāḥ kṣīyante maraṇādayaḥ |
mahāmudrāṃ ca tena-eva vadanti vibudha-uttamāḥ ||

“It dissolves defects like the Mahā Kleśa such as the fear of Death.
For this reason the wise call it the Mahāmudrā”

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Chapter 4 Title:

छतुर्थोपदेशः

caturtho padeśaḥ

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Śloka 79:

राजयोगमजानन्तः केवलं हठकर्मिणः |
एतानभ्यासिनो मन्ये प्रयासफलवर्जितान् || ७९ ||

rāja-yogam-ajānantaḥ kevalaṃ haṭha-karmiṇaḥ |
etānabhyāsino manye prayāsaphalavarjitān ||

“Those who do not know Rāja Yoga and practise only Haṭha Yoga.
Will, in my (Svātmārāma’s) opinion, be fruitless with their efforts.”

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