I respectfully honour the two lotus feet of the teachers,
who have awakened the knowledge of my own true happiness,
my ultimate refuge, acting like the jungle physician,
for the pacifying of the delusion of the poison of cyclic existence.
Who has assumed the form of a human up to the arms,
bearing a conch (of divine sound), a discus (of infinite time),
and a sword (of discrimination),
with thousands of radiant, white heads,
I bow to Patañjali (as the divine serpent Ananta).