Namah Shivaya Gurave
I honor the auspicious light and goodness in myself and
all beings that is my true teacher
Being, consciousness, and bliss embodied
Never absent and full of peace
Fully free and radiant.
* This is my own personal rendering, which reflects my nontheist beliefs, but which I believe still stays true to the meaning. I first was exposed to this chant as the opening invocation to Anusara yoga classes. For other interpretations, please see the translation at the beginning of the Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Manual or just enter “Anusara Invocation” into your favorite search engine. These phrases also appear in the booklet available from the Siddha yoga shrams as part of the arati that siddha yoga practitioners chant before the Sri Rudrum.. Given its beauty and universal meanings, I am sure it can be found in many publications and practices.