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Invocation to Patañjali

From Light on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali by B.K.S. Iyengar, with the addition of approximate pronunciation guides in parentheses.
yogena cittasya padena vācāṁ
(yo-gay-nuh chih-tah-syuh pah-day-nuh vah-chahm)
malaṁ śarirasya ca vaidyakena
(mah-lahm shah-ree-rah-syuh chuh vy-dyuh-kay-nuh)
yopākarottaṁ pravaraṁ munīnāṁ
(yo-pah kar-oh-tahm prah-vah-rahm moo-nee-nahm)
patañjaliṁ prāñjalirānato’smi
(pah-tahn-jah-lim prahn-jah-leer ah-nah-to-smee)
ābāhu purusākāraṁ
(ah-bah-hoo poo-roo-shah-kar-ahm)
śaṅkha cakrāsi dhārinam
(shahn-kah chah-krah-see …

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