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Chant

Opening Mantra

 

Vande gurunam caranaravinde

Sandarsita svatma sukhava bodhe

Nihsreyase jangalikayamane

Samsara halahala mohasantyai

 

Abahu purusakaram

Sankhacakrasi dharinam

Sahasra sirasam svetam

Pranamami Patanjalim

 

Listen to the chant, performed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

 

I bow to the lotus feet of the gurus

who awaken insight into the happiness of true being

who are the refuge, like the physician in a jungle

who eliminate delusion caused by the poison of conditioned existence.

 

I prostate before the sage Patanjali

with a thousand radiant white heads,

who below the shoulders has the form of a man

holding the conch of divine sound, the wheel of infinite time, and the sword of discrimination. 

 

Click here to read more about the chant at Richard Freeman's site

Closing Mantra

 

Om

Swasthi praja bhya pari pala yantam

Nya yena margena mahi mahishaha

Go brahmanebhyaha shubhamastu nityam

Lokaa samastha sukhino bhavanthu

Om

 

Listen to the chant, performed by Karen Rafferty, from Yoga East, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  This is a beautiful recording! 

 

Listen to and see the chant performed by R. Sharath Rangaswamy

 

Listen to the chant, performed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

 

Let prosperity be glorified

Let those who lead world govern with law and justice

Let divinity and erudition be protected

Let the people of the whole world be happy and prosperous

Shanti Mantra (Peace Invocation)

 

Om

Sahana Vavatu Sahanau Bunaktu

Sahaviryam Kahava Vahaye

Tejas Vinow Adhidamatsu

Mavid Visha Vahaii

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

 

Listen to the chant, performed by unknown performer

Listen to the chant, from Shiva Rea's album, Yoga Rhythms

 

Let us live together, Let us be nourished together

Let us be able to do great deeds together

Let us be brilliant together in our study

Let us be loving

Peace, peace, peace

Other Chants Online:

 

Yoga Sutras, chanted by Kofi Busia

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