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Opening Mantra

from We All Need To Calm Down by Dana Boulé

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Traditional Ashtanga Opening Mantra


Vande Gurunām charanāravinde
Sandarshita swātmasukāvabodhe
Nishreyase jāngalikāyamāne
Samsāra hālāhala mohashāntyai
Abāhu Purushākāram
Shankhacakŗsi dhārinam
Sahasra sirasam svetam
Pranamāmi patanjalim

I bow to the Lotus feet of the Supreme Gurus
who teach the good knowledge,
showing the way to knowing the Self,
awakening great happiness; who is the
doctor of the jungle, able to remove the
poison of the ignorance of conditioned

To Patanjali, an incarnation of Adisesa,
white in color with 1000 radiant heads
(in his form as the divine serpent,
Ananta), human in form below the
shoulders holding a sword (discrimination),
a wheel of fire (discus of light, representing infinite time),
and a conch (Divine sound)

to him,
I prostrate.


from We All Need To Calm Down, released March 19, 2015
Dana Boulé - Piano, Accordion, Vocals
Cristián Sotomayor - Percussion


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Dana Boulé is an American composer, singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Paris, France. Her career spans seven studio albums in multiple genres from NY punk bands Stupid and The Sobs, to solo orchestral pop, to the folk duo The Resident Cards. She has scored several full length films and is featured in Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris and Oscar nominated Jimmy Neutron. ... more

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