Astanga Yoga Mantra
Vande Gurunam Caranaravinde
Sandarsita svatma sukhava bodhe
Nih sreyase jangalikayamane
Samsara halahala mohasantyai
Sahasra sirasam svetam
I pray to the lotus feet of the supreme Guru who teaches the good knowledge, showing the way to knowing the self awakening great happiness; who is the doctor of the jungle, able to remove the poison
of the ignorance of conditioned existence. To Patanjali, an incarnation of Adisesa, white in color with 1000 radiant heads(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.
Svasti praja bhyaha pari pala yantam
Nya yena margena mahi mahishaha
Go brahmanebhyaha shubamastu nityam
Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu
Om shanti shanti shanti
Let prosperity be glorified -let rulers, (administrators) rule the world with law and justice let divinity and erudition be protectedlet all beings be happy and prosperous.