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Vande Gurunam Charanaravinde
Sandarashita Svatma Sukava Bodhe
Nishreyase Jangalikayamane
Samsara Halahala Mohashantyai

Abahu Purushakaram
Shankhachakrsi Dharinam
Sahasra Shirasam Svetam
Pranamami Patanjalim

I bow to the two lotus feet of the masters
who teach the good knowledge showing the way to Self Awakening
that act as the jungle physician,
removing the poison of ignorance caused by conditioned existence.

Assuming the form of a man below the shoulders,
holding a sword of discrimination,
a wheel of light representing infinite time,
and the conch shell representing Divine sound,
appearing radiant white with a thousand heads,
to the sage Patanjali, I prostrate