HEART OF LIVING YOGA MEAL PRAYER
Before each meal, we like to chant a meal prayer which comes from the last few verses of the Sri Annapurna Stotram, written by Sri Adi Shankara. It is followed by an English translation given to us by Sri Swami Satchidananda, and slightly edited by Rev. Padma Devi.
Annapurna means the abundance or fullness of food and it was to this Goddess that Lord Shiva came begging alms. She is the Goddess who feeds us all.
THE MEAL PRAYER: “ANNA POORNE”
OM Annapoorne Sadhaapoorne
Shankara Praana Vallabhe
Jnaana Vairaagya Siddhyartham
Bhikshaam Dhehee Cha Paarvati
Mathaa-Cha Paarvathee Devee
Pithaa Devo Maheshwaraha
Baandhavaah Siva Bhaktaaha
Swadeso Bhuvana Trayam
Hari Om Tat Sat Brahmaarpanamastu
Lokaa Samastaah Sukhino Bhavantu
OM Beloved Mother Nature,
You are here on our table as our food.
You are endlessly bountiful, benefactress of all.
Please grant us health and strength, wisdom and dispassion,
to find permanent Peace and Joy, and to share this Peace and Joy
with one and all.
Mother Nature is our mother,
Our father is the Lord of All,
All beings are our family.
The entire universe is our home.
We offer this to OM, that Truth which is universal.
May the entire universe be filled with peace and joy, love and light.
Jai Sri Sadguru Prem! Jai!