tvameva maataa cha pitaa tvameva |
tvameva bandhushcha sakhaa tvameva |
tvameva vidyaa draviNaM tvameva |
tvameva sarvaM mama devadeva ||

Meaning:O Lord! Thou art my mother and Thou art my father also; Thou art my relative and my friend Thou art my knowledge and wealth Thou art my all in all, O Lord of Lords.


shaa.ntaakaaraM bhujagashayanaM padmanaabhaM sureshaM |
vishvaadhaaraM gaganasadR^ishaM meghavarNaM shubhaaN^gaM |
lakshmiikaa.ntaM kamalanayanaM yogibhidhyaa.rnagamyaM |
va.nde vishhNuM bhavabhayaharaM sarvalokaikanaatham ||

Meaning:I bow to Lord Vishnu who is the embodiment of peace, who reclines on Shesha (the serpent), whose navel is the source of the Lotus, who is the Lord of lords, who pervades the universe, whose complexion is as (blue as) the clouds, who embodies auspicoiusness, who is the beloved of Goddess Lakshmi, who eyes are like Lotus, who is meditated upon by the yogis, who is the remover of the fear of the cycle of birth and death, who is the only master of the all the lokas (heaven, earth etc)


srii raama raama raameti rame raame manorame |
sahasranaama tattulyaM raamanaama varaanane ||

Meaning:Lord Shiva told this to Parvati Devi :
I meditate upon Sri Ram as Sri raama raama raama, the thrice recital of Ram's name is equivalent to recitation of the thousand names of Lord Vishnu (i.e, Sri Vishnu Sahasra naama)

When numerical values are assigned to the letters , the letter 'ra' takes value of 2 and 'ma' of 5. Thus raama=2*5=10, when repeated thrice this becomes 10*10*10=1000, Thus is the significance of the thrice recital of raama
- Excerpt from a speech by Sri Puttige Swamiji of Udupi


kaayena vaachaa manasendriyairvaa
buddhyaatmanaa vaa prakR^iteH svabhaavaat.h |
karomi yad.hyad.h sakalaM parasmai
naaraayaNaayeti samarpayaami ||

Meaning:I dedicate everything to that Lord Narayana; whatever I perform with my body, speech, mind, all sense organs, intellect, my self, or prompted by nature (satva, rajas, tamo actions prompted by nature).