Om I pray to the lotus feet of the supreme guru Who teaches knowledge, awakening the great happiness of the self-revealed. Who acts like the jungle physician Able to remove the delusion from the poison of conditioned existence. To Patanjali, an incarnation of Adisesa, white in colour with a thousand radiant heads (in his form as the divine serpent, Ananta), human in form below the shoulders, holding the sword of discrimination, a wheel of fire representing infinite time, and the conch representing divine sound to him, I prostrate. Om
Ashtanga Closing Mantra - Sanskrit
Om svastiprajabhyah paripalayantam nyayena margena mahim mahisah gobrahmanebhah subhamastu nityam lokas samastah sukhino bhavantu Om
Ashtanga Closing Mantra - Translation
Om May prosperity be glorified May the rulers of the world rule with law and justice May divinity and erudition be protected And may all people of this world be happy and free Om
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