Invocation | Opening Chant

Om
Vande Gurunam Charanaravinde
Sandarshita Svatma Sukava Bodhe
Nih Sreyase Jangalikayamane
Samsara Halahala Mohashantyai

Abahu Purushakaram
Shankhacakrsi Dharinam
Sahasra Sirasam Svetam
Pranamami Patanjalim

Om

I bow to the lotus feet of the Gurus
The awakening happiness of one's own Self revealed
Beyond better, acting like the Jungle physician
Pacifying delusion, the poison of Samsara

Taking the form of a man to the shoulders
holding a conch, a discus, and a sword
One thousand heads white
to Patanjali, I salute