Obeisance to the Arihantas - perfect souls - Godmen
I bow down to those who have reached omniscience in the living body
and teach the road of everlasting bliss and perfect knowledge in the liberated state.
Obeisance to the Siddhas - liberated bodiless souls
I bow down to those who have attained perfect knowledge
and liberated their souls of all karma.
Obeisance to the masters - heads of congregations
I bow down to those who have experienced self-realization
of their souls through self-control and self-sacrifice.
Obeisance to the teachers - ascetic teachers
I bow down to those who understand the true nature of soul
and teach the importance of the spiritual over the material.
Namo Loe Savva Sahunam
Obeisance to all the ascetic aspirants in the universe
I bow down to those who strictly observe the five great vows of conduct
and inspire us as role models to live a virtuous life.
Eso Pancha Nammukaro
This five-fold mantra of obeisance
To these five types of realized souls I offer my praise.
Savva Pava panasano
Destroys all accumulated sins
Such praise will help eliminate all my sins.
Mangalanam Cha Savvesim
And is the first and foremost of all
This is the most auspicious of all the prayers.
Padhamam Havai Mangalam
So as to bring all happiness and bliss.
jain universal prayer - namokar maha mantra