Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mantra, Ashtanga, Yoga, Tradition, Beginning, Patanjali


auṁ
OM

वन्दे गुरूणां चरणारविन्दे
सन्दर्शित स्वात्म सुखाव बोधे ।
vande gurūṇāṁ caraṇāravinde
sandarśita svātma sukhāva bodhe |

I bow to the lotus feet of our great teachers,
who uncovers our true self and awakens happiness
निःश्रेयसे जङ्गलिकायमाने
संसार हालाहल मोहशांत्यै ॥
niḥ-śreyase jaṅgali-kāyamāne
saṁsāra hālāhala mohaśāṁtyai ||

Like a Shaman in the Jungle he brings total complete well-beeing.
He can even heal the most awful poision of conditioning and illusion.
आबाहु पुरुषाकारं
शंखचक्रासि धारिणम् ।
ābāhu puruṣākāraṁ
śaṁkhacakrāsi dhāriṇam |

The upper body of human shape, carrying
a mussel horn (original tone), a discus (infinity) and a sword (power of differentiation)
सहस्र शिरसं श्वेतं
प्रणमामि पतञ्जलिम् ॥
sahasra śirasaṁ śvetaṁ
praṇamāmi patañjalim ||

having 1000 bright heads,
I bow to Patanjali.

auṁ
om

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