Vande gurunam charanaravinde
sandrsaita svatmasukhava bodhe
Samsara halahala mohasantyai
Sahasra sirasam svetam
I bow to the lotus feet of the guru
who awakens insight into pure happiness of pure Being
who is the refuge, the jungle physician
who eliminates the delusion caused by
the poisonous herb of samsara (conditioned existence)
I prostrate before the sage Patanjali
who has thousands of radiant, white heads
(in his form as the divine serpent, Ananta)
and who has, as far as his arms, assumed the form of a man
holding a conch shell (divine sound), a wheel (discus of light,
representing infinite time) and a sword (discrimination)
Svasti prajabhya paripalayantam
nyayena margena mahim mahisah
Gobrahmanebyah subhamastu nityam
Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi, Om
May all be well with mankind
May the leaders of the earth protect
in every way by keeping to the right path.
May there be goodness for those
who know the earth to be sacred.
May all the worlds be happy.
Om, peace, peace, peace, Om.