Opening and Closing chant
vande gurūnam caranāravinde
sandarśita svātma sukhāva bodhe
nih śreyase jangalikāyamāne
samsāra hālāhala mohaśāntyai
I bow at the lotus feet of the Guru
and behold the awakened joy of my own soul
the ultimate refuge, the jungle doctor
pacifying the poisonous delusion of repetitive existence.
sahasra śirasam śvetam
I bow to Patanjali who has assumed the form of a brilliantly
luminous man with thousands of snakeheads and
who bears a conch, discus and a sword
svastiprajābhyah paripālayantām nyāyena mārgena mahim mahīśah
gobrāhmanebhyah śubhamastu nityam lokāh samastāh sukhinobhavantu
Om shanti shanti shantih
May all be well with mankind.
May the leaders of the earth protect it and all beings by keeping the right path.
May there be goodness for those who know the earth to be sacred.
May all the world be happy.
Om peace peace peace