Sunday, November 11, 2007

Opening Prayer

I bow to the lotus feet of the guru
Who awakens insight into the happiness of pure Being
Who is the refuge, the jungle physician
Who eliminates the delusion caused by
The poisonous herb of samara (conditioned existence)

I prostrate before the sage Patanjali
Who has thousands of radiant, white heads
(in his form as the divine serpent, Ananta)
and who has, as far as him arms, assumed the form of a man
holding a conch shell (divine sound), a wheel (discuss of light,
representing infinite time) and a sword (discrimination).