Invocation

I bow to the two lotus feet of the Gurus, which awaken insight into the happiness of pure Being which are the complete absorbtion into joy, the jungle physician, eliminating the delusion caused by the poison of Samsära (conditioned existence).

I prostrate before the sage Pataïjali who has thousands of radiant, white heads and who has, as far as his arms, assumed a human form, holding a conch shell (divine sound), a wheel (a discus of light or time) and a sword (discrimination).

(Translation Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor)

vande gurunam caranaravinde
sandarsita svatma sukhava bodhe
nih sreyase jangalikayamane
samsara halahala mohashantiyai

abahu purusakaram
sankhacakrasi dharinam
sahasra sirasam svetam
pranamami patanjalim

om

 

Closing chant

May all of humankind be happy and well. May the great noble lords protect the earth in every way by the path of just virtue. May there be perpetual joy for those who know the real nature of things. May all the worlds be happy.

om peace peace peace

svasti praja bhyaha
pari pala yantam
nya yena margena mahim mahishaha
go bramanebhyaha shubamastu nityam
lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu

om shanti shanti shantihi