Vande Gurunam Charanaravinde
Sandarshita Svatma Sukava Bodhe
Nih Sreyase Jangalikayamane
Sahasra Sirasam Svetam
I bow to the lotus feet of the Supreme Guru
which awaken insight into the happiness of pure Being,
which are the refuge, the jungle physician,
which eliminate the delusion caused by the poisonous herb of Samsara.
I prostrate before the sage Patanjali
who has thousands of radiant white heads
and who has, as far as his arms, assumed the form of a man
holding a conch shell, a wheel, and a sword.