asthanga yoga mantra
Åpningsmantra gjør oss mentalt klar for praksisen og forbereder kropp og sinn
VANDE GURUNAM CARANARAVINDE
SANDARSITA SVATMA SUKHAVA BODHE
NIH SREYASE JANGALIKAYAMANE
SAMSARA HALAHALA M0HASANTYAI
SAHASRA SIRASAM SVETAM
I pray at 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 colour
with 1000 radiant heads, human in form below the
shoulders holding a sword, a wheel of fire, and a conch,
to him, I prostrate
svasti prajabhyah paripalayantam
nyayena margena mahim mahisah
gobrahmanebhyah subhamastu nityam
lokasamasta sukhino bhavantu
OM Shanti Shanti Shanti
May all of humankind be happy and well.
May the great noble lords protect the earth in every way by the path of just virtue.
May there be perpetual joy for those who know the real nature of things.
May all the worlds be happy
May the rain fall on time, and may the earth yield its produce in abundance.
May this country be free from disturbances, and may the knower of the truth be free from fear.