Monday, April 2, 2007

Prayer to Patanjali

Prayer to Patanjali
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Yogena chittasya padena vaachaam
malam sharirasya cha vaidyakena
Yopaa karottam pravaram muninaam
Patanjalim praanjali-raanatosmi
-Bhartrihari

I bow to the sage Patanjali, who cured the imperfections of the mind through
yoga
the imperfections of speech through grammar and the imperfections of the
body through medicine


Vande gurunam caranaravinde
Sandarshita svatma sukha va bodhe
Nihsreyase jangalika yamane
Samsara halahala mohasahantyai

I pray to the Lotus feet of the Supreme Guru who teaches the good knowledge,
showing the way to knowing the selfawakening great happiness; who is the
doctor of the jungle, able to remove the poison of the ignorance of
conditioned existence.


ABAHU PURUSAKARAM
SANKHACAKRASI DHARINAM
SAHASRA SIRASAM SVETAM
PRANAMAMI PATANJALIM

To Patanjali, an incarnation of Adisesa, white in color with 1000 radiant
heads (in his form as the divine serpent, Ananta), human in form below the
shoulders holding a sword (discrimination), a wheel of fire (discus of
light, representing infinite time), and a conch (Divine sound) - to him, I
prostrate.

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