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Gayatri meditation

  1. 1. [ Home ] [ Up ]BooksContact usImmortal PromiseTHE TANGIBLE MIRACLES OF GAYATRI MEDITATIONORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN HINDI BYLATE YUGA RISHI SHRIRAM SHARMA ACHARYA(FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL GAYATRI FAMILY, SHANTIKUNJ, HARIDWAR,UTTARANCHAL, INDIA)COMPILED AND PUBLISHED ON THE INTERNET BYMR. ASHOK N. RAWALTRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH BYMS. HEENA A. KAPADIA (M.Sc., M.Phil.)CONTENTS
  2. 2. CHAPTER TOPIC1. THE TANGIBLE MIRACLES OF GAYATRI MEDITATION/WORSHIP.2. THE DIVINE GLORIES OF GAYATRI3. GAYATRI HELPS OVERCOME HARDSHIPS AND STRIFE 4. GAYATRI DISPELS OUR MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL LACK 5. SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES OF GAYATRI MANTRA CHANTING6. SOUL UPLIFTMENT AND ADVANCEMENT VIA GAYATRI MEDITATION 7. THE VISIBLE RESULTS OF GAYATRI MEDITATION/DEVOTIONSUB-TOPICS
  3. 3. 1)……..THE ALL POWERFUL OMNIPOTENT GAYATRI……..THE PATH THAT DEFINITELY TRANSFORMS OUR SOUL INTO DIVINITY2)……..THE KEY THAT OPENS THE INFINITE VAULT OF MYSTERIOUS DIVINE POWERS3)……..GAYATRI MEDITATION OVERCOMES ALL SORROWS OF THE WORLD WITHOUTEXCEPTION4)……..GAYATRI MENTIONED IN MANY SPIRITUAL TEXTS5)……..A SINGLE SOLUTION FOR ALL PROBLEMS6)……..ATTAINING A VERY POTENT SOUL FORCE/WILL POWER7)……..HARDSHIPS DESTROYED DUE TO MOTHER GAYATRI’S BLESSINGS8)……..GAYATRI’S GRACE IN ATTAINING MATERIAL SUCCESS9)……..GAYATRI DEVOTION BESTOWS MATERIAL/SPIRITUAL WELL BEING ALONG WITHWHOLESOME FAME10)……..GAYATRI MEDITATION HELPS US ATTAIN WHOLESOME FAME, WEALTH ANDSUCCESS11)……..THE HEAT OF WORDLY LIVING COOLED IN MOTHER GAYATRI’S LOVING SHADE12)……..MOTHER GAYATRI- A COMBINATION OF DIVINE NECTAR, PARAS (TOUCHSTONE)AND A WISHFULFILLING TREE13)……..MOTHER’S AFFECTIONATE INSPIRATIONS IN MY DREAMS14)……..IN THE LAP OF THE INFINTELY AFFECTIONATE MOTHER GAYATRI15)……..GAYATRI MEDITATION HELPS IN SOUL ADVANCEMENTINTRODUCTIONGayatri Mantra is supreme amongst all Mantras because it bestows its devotees with a pure andfocused intellect. According to Chandogya Upanishad, this entire cosmos is Gayatri-manifest.According to India’s great philosopher Adi Shankaracharya Gayatri is a direct manifestation ofnon-dual (Advaita) Brahman (God or cosmic consciousness). Any spiritual aspirant whounderstands and imbibes the deep imports of Gayatri meditation/devotion ‘conquers’ the entirecosmos (refer to Brihadaranyak Upanishad). When a pure minded devotee performs Gayatriworship and devotion he/she not only attains God/Self Realization but also all material and
  4. 4. spiritual means required for attaining world peace and brotherhood. Our revered Gurudeva(author of this e-book) executed Gayatri worship throughout his holy sojourn on earth. Hence notonly did he himself attain Self Realization but that by spreading this sacred message of Gayatridevotion to every household filled the psyches of innumerable followers with experiences ofmiracles of Gayatri worship. This e-book throws light on what one can attain both materially andspiritually via Gayatri meditation and worship.This e-book will deal with scriptural proofs with reference to miracles experienced by Gayatridevotees and certain mythological stories will also be detailed with the same aim in mind. Ourrevered Guru Shriram Sharmaji writes: For a fair length of time I have tried to spread themessage of Gayatri devotion and thus I have come in direct contact with many spiritual aspirants.Thousands of devotees have been guided and inspired to walk on this holy path by me. Amongstthese those who have made effort steadfastly have experienced amazing divine miracles. Theyall look upon these divine attainments as blessings of Divine Mother Gayatri. Gayatri worship isdeeply rooted in certain subtle scientific laws and hence it is extremely beneficial both materiallyand spiritually. It is most required that a spiritual aspirant arms his/her psyche with steadfastdevotion and a humble sense of gratefulness for whatever comes his/her way in life. Such asacred attitude helps devotees to merge their limited psyches into the ocean of divineconsciousness called God by laymen. The author humbly has put forth all the miracles associatedwith Gayatri worship so that people of all walks of life can conclude for themselves whetherGayatri worship indeed is worth imbibing for both material and spiritual prosperity. A point to benoted is that this form of worship is meant for entire world humanity and that it is not restricted toany particular caste, creed, gender, community, religion, nation etc. We humbly request everyindividual to first read this e-book with an unbiased mind and then feel free to either imbibe orreject this lofty science of Gayatri Meditation.The author has described incidences in the lives of great saints like Gautam, Dhruva, MahatmaAnand Swami, Kaathiyaavaadee Baba, Sidha Bootywaaley Baba etc which show how Gayatridevotion results in positive fruits with relatively faster speed. The crest jewel of Arya SamajSwami Anand in his book ‘Anand Gayatri Katha’ writes that he was a very ordinary mortal beforehe met his revered Guru but after performing Gayatri Sadhana under his preceptor his lifemiraculously transformed so as to attain inner divine glory. Swami Anand gives all credit toGayatri worship for great attainments that came his way in his entire sojourn on earth. Ourrevered Guru and author of this book, was very closely associated with Swami Anand. Until thevery final moments of his life Swami Anand and our author shared a strong bond of sacredfriendship. Gayatri devotion is that touchstone (Paaras) which transforms our impure andwayward psyche into divinity for eternity. The proof of this can be seen in the divinely gloriouslives of these two great saints.Gayatri worship and meditation is known to reap many material benefits and this has beenexperienced by many devotees and aspirants. In order to help a Gayatri devotee ward off direinfluences and circumstances the energy that manifests while worshipping Gayatri with a puremind forms a subtle ‘armor’ (Kavach) around the devotees body for his/her protection. In thismanner very dangerous situations can be overcome by such a devotee with the help of this divineprotective shield. Gayatri means that divine power which helps the devotee, attain a strong willpower for his/her material and spiritual benefit. Any human being of the world is most welcome totest the greatness and glory of Gayatri devotion and experience the fact that he/she canovercome many obstacles encountered in ones daily life. A devotee of Gayatri can belong to anynation, any religion, any caste, any community etc. Meaning there is no restriction of any sort forperforming Gayatri worship. Our revered author says that this world akin to a river full of
  5. 5. adversity, pain, hardship etc represented by sharks, crocodiles, scorpions etc can be easilycrossed over by sitting in a 4 cornered boat (4 corners are immense patience, valor, sense ofright and wrong, hard work) and chanting the Gayatri Mantra with great devotion. If a person whodaily faces the wrath of illnesses, loss of wealth, court cases, enmity, joblessness, householdstrife, difference of opinion, debt etc patiently and unswervingly meditates/worships Gayatrihe/she will attain a sacred and focused psyche which will help the devotee overcome allobstacles mentioned above.In reality Gayatri is 3-fold in nature. In other forms of devotion although Sattva Guna (purity)enhances a good measure of desirable Rajo Guna (activity) also manifests which has a greatutility purpose. When Rajo Guna based will power becomes stronger man’s inner latent powersstart manifesting which helps create conducive circumstances to combat dire events in theaspirant’s daily life. No doubt Gayatri meditation enhances ones material benefits in amplemeasure yet this happens only after Gayatri Super Power transforms the tainted psyche of thedevotee in a positive manner. A taint-less and transformed psyche oozes with divine magnetism,capacity for apt decision making and an energetic drive full of apt management. A devotee ofGoddess Gayatri can never be poverty stricken and live a demeaned life. In order to prove thisour revered author has given examples of lives of many great Gayatri devotees.In the Atharva Veda one finds a vivid description of wonderful attainments due to Gayatridevotion: “Stutaamayaa varadaa vedamaataa prachodayantaam. Aaayuha praanam prajaampashum keerti dravinam brahmavarchasam. Mahaam dattvaa brajat brahmalokam.” The meaningof this verse (Shloka) is absolutely true and can be proved by spiritual experiences undergone bysteadfast Gayatri worshippers. Vedmaataa Gayatri promises to bless devotees with a healthybody, strong will power, name and fame, wealth, property etc. At the subtle level a true Gayatridevotee attains God Realization. Hence this is a very important and priceless spiritual practice.Today all the world over men/women of all walks of life belonging to different nations, sects,communities, religions, professions etc yearn for wealth, material comforts, success, healthy andradiant progeny etc. Indian scriptures have described the 8-fold Sidhis and 9-fold Nidhis (divinepowers and glories). When Gayatri devotee starts maturing spiritually i.e. when his/her psychestarts becoming more focused and taintless (taints are anger, lust, greed, arrogance, lack ofethics/human values etc) all the above mentioned material and divine glories start manifesting inhis/her life. It does not matter if one performs Gayatri meditation without any particular materialgain in mind yet just as when a boy enters youth and all characteristics of youth start manifestingin his life so too material and spiritual powers automatically manifest in the lives of mature Gayatridevotees without asking or yearning for them. A devotee of Gayatri attains an attractivepersonality, eyes radiate brilliance, speech becomes powerful and a divine halo/aura surroundshis/her entire body. Such a devotee ceaselessly experiences the presence of a divine force inhis/her soul, there is great repentance felt even if he/she thinks of acting untowardly,circumstances of sorrow and strife are faced with intense patience and this devotee can foreseefuture events. These are a few important attainments that manifest in the lives of mature Gayatridevotees who have not only focused their psyche but have also purified it.The boons and curses bestowed by a Gayatri devotee do show results and they can easily readthe minds of other beings. Not only can such a devotee induce desirable thoughts in the minds ofothers but can also positively use his/her divine energy for world welfare. The atmospheresurrounding such devotees is indeed sacred and they can hear divine sounds and perceive divinelight in all 3 states of life viz. waking, dreaming and deep sleep.
  6. 6. Attaining the goal of spirituality via spiritual practices is a foregone conclusion and yet Gayatridevotion helps one attain it that much more speedily and greater ease. Any individual of the entireworld can benefit by mentally latching on to the ‘skirt’ of Mother Gayatri. This benefit in turnbenefits all world creatures in a positive way. In order to throw more light on the untold benefits(material and spiritual) of Gayatri meditation/worship our Guru Shriram Sharma Acharyaji haswritten this priceless e-book. We pray that entire world humanity reads this book so as to prosperboth materially and spiritually and thus ultimately help create:“A BEAUTIFUL BORDERLESS WORLD”CHAPTER 1THE TANGIBLE MIRACLES OF GAYATRI MEDITATION/WORSHIPTHE ALL POWERFUL/OMNIPOTENT GAYATRIGayatri, Gita, Ganga and Gau (cow) are the 4 pillars of Indian culture. Amongst these Gayatrireigns supreme.All Hindu scriptures, sects, Rishis etc proclaim in unison that Gayatri has a deep import andmessage for world humanity. In Atharva Veda (19/71/1) Gayatri has been eulogized wherein it issaid that Gayatri meditation blesses its devotee with a long healthy life, a strong vital force(Prana), divine energy, fame, wealth and God Realization. Rishi Vishwaamitra says: No otherMantra of the Vedas is as glorious as Gayatri Mantra. All the Vedas, Yajnas, charities, austeritiesetc put together are a mere shadow of the all powerful Gayatri. Lord Manu says: Brahmaaji(creator of the world) has given us the true essence of the Vedas in the form of the GayatriMantra. Once the deep import of Gayatri is understood and imbibed truly, the entire Vedas will beunderstood by the devotee. Maharshi Yaajnavalkya says: Place all the Vedas in one pan of aweighing scale and the Gayatri Mantra in the other pan. Know for sure that the Gayatri pan will bemuch heavier.Rishi Parashar says: He who has not imbibed Gayatri deeply is indeed lowly (Shudra). RishiShankh says: Gayatri catches hold of a man’s hand about to fall into the ocean of hell and thus
  7. 7. saves him from pain and anguish. Rishi Shaunak says: Gayatri is that Divine Mother who givesbirth to infinite material and spiritual wealth. Rishi Atri says: One who truly understands the deepimport of the Gayatri principle shall no longer face any hardship of this material world. Vyaasjisays: If one truly imbibes Gayatri it becomes a Kaamadhenu or wish fulfilling cow. The riverGanges washes off our bodily sins and Gayatri sanctifies our psyche/soul. Rishi Bhaaradwaajsays: Gayatri meditation helps us realize God/Self and man attains heaven and salvation(Moksha). Naradjee says that Gayatri is a direct incarnation of Divine Energy. Vasishthaji says: Ifa very lowly person who performs innumerous illegal and criminal act performs Gayatri devotion,he/she too can attain a very high inner spiritual state. There is such a great amount of literature inreligious scriptures that deal with the greatness of Gayatri meditation that if all of them arepublished a new gigantic book will have to be printed.Just like saints and Rishis of the past even contemporary wise saints and sages accept thegreatness of Gayatri devotion. Mahatma Gandhi (Father of India) says that Gayatri Mantrachanted with a calm and steadfast mind helps one overcome even those obstacles whichotherwise appear insurmountable. Lokmaanya Tilak says: Gayatri Mantra inspires us all to giveup the path of falsehood, crime, illegality etc and instead march ahead on the path of truth,honesty, ethics and sacred ideals. Mahatma Madan Mohan Malvyaji says: Amongst all thepriceless jewels given to world humanity by all saints and sages, Gayatri reigns supreme.The great Indian poet and Nobel Laureate Raindranath Tagore says: Without any room for doubtGayatri Mantra can awaken the soul of the entire nation. The great Yogi Shri Aurobindo opinesthat infinite energy rests in the Gayatri Mantra. Swami Ramkrishna Paramhans said that GayatriMantra bestows many Sidhis (divie powers) to its unswerving devotee. His disciple SwamiVivekanand maintains that Gayatri is the crest jewel amongst all other great Mantras. Adi GuruShankaracharya says that it is impossible for the limited human intellect to describe the truegreatness of Gayatri. Swami Ramtirth says that Gayatri wards off ‘Kama’ (desire) and replaces itwith ‘Rama’ (God).Maharshi Raman says: Gayatri gives its devotee both material and spiritual benefits. SwamiShivanandji says: Gayatri Mantra chanting keeps our body healthy and fit, ones characterbecomes radiant and pure, ones intellect becomes subtle, farsightedness augments and mentalfocus becomes very sharp.The founder of Arya Samaj Swami Dayanand Saraswatiji was a great faithful devotee of Gayatri.He laid great stress on Gayatri devotion. Once, Swamiji told the Maharaja of Gwalior: It is morebeneficial to perform Gayatri Purascharan (worship) instead of a Bhagwat Saptah (7 daydiscourse). Shri Dayandji had conducted Gayatri Yajnas on a gigantic scale in many regions withthe help of about 40 Brahmins for each program (Anushthan).Gayatri is the wish fulfilling cow of our material world. Man can fulfill all those desires which areappropriate and most required with Gayatri’s grace. It is also called nectar because it satiates thethirst of ones soul and thus established infinite/eternal peace. Gayatri is so omnipotent that it canovercome ones vicious cycle of birth and death i.e. one attains salvation. A devotee who clings tothe ‘skirt’ of Mother Gayatri renounces lowliness and ascends to the peak of both material andspiritual peaks. Hence it is also called Paras Mani (touchstone). There is no restriction
  8. 8. whatsoever as to who is eligible to chant the Gayatri Mantra. Thus a householder, mendicant,male, female, children, aged people etc have equal right to chant Gayatri. In short Gayatri is thebirthright of entire world humanity. Ignoring this right is akin to neglecting ones righteous duty toexecute meritorious deeds.Gayatri Mantra transforms our psyche in a total and positive manner. As soon as a devotee startschanting this Super Mantra he experiences certain movements in his/her psyche which in thelong run benefits one both materially and spiritually. When Sattva Guna (purity of heart) augmentsvile qualities, bad thoughts, lowly character and feelings of hatred/enmity start diminishingsignificantly. Simultaneously positive qualities of the human mind like sweetness of speech,honesty, truthfulness, generosity, self control, humility, purity, zest, zeal, cosmic love,contentment, peace, service, oneness of soul etc augment in the devotee’s psyche more andmore as days go by. As a result society at large is impressed by a Gayatri devotee’s characterand activities and hence they eulogize this devotee, show gratefulness, harbor faith and respectthis devotee. Time and again sincere Gayatri devotees are helped by one and all be it any cornerof the globe. Further these divine qualities in a Gayatri devotee’s soul are so nectarine that thedevotee swims in the ocean of divine love and supreme peace/contentment in his sacred soul.Such great devotees eternally rejoice in the heavenly love and peace of their cosmic soul.Sincere Gayatri meditation results in an extraordinary transformation of one’s psyche. In thesense because sense of right/wrong, farsighted vision, spiritual values and a subtle divinewisdom augments all sorrows which have their basis in spiritual ignorance/blindness (Avidya) aredestroyed from their very roots. As per ones destiny certain fruits of ones past actions one has toface dire situations in life. On the one hand laymen with ordinary limited psyches facecircumstances like loss, agitations, obstacles, illnesses, hardships, separation etc with greatsuffering. On the other hand a Gayatri devotee full of a strong will power faces these very diresituations with wisdom, immense patience, steadfastness and valor. Such a devotee actuallyexperiences God’s grace under all circumstances and hence smiles whether he/she encounterspain or joy (their psyche is perfectly balanced while facing dualities like profit-loss, pain-joy etc).Hence external circumstances of dualities can never affect the untold divine bliss he/sheexperiences at the soul level.The supreme goal of all human lives is attaining a powerful soul force and it is the fruit of Gayatrimeditation. Apart from this many material gains too are attained by a Gayatri devotee. Thesegains include overcoming illnesses, weakness, joblessness, business losses, household quarrels,mental taints, court cases, enemy attacks, lack of marital joy, intellectual weakness, unbalancedpsyche, harassment of ones own children, problems of getting ones children married,apprehension of facing a bad future, fear of failing in ones exam, bad habits like drug/alcoholaddiction etc. All these and many more material problems faced by us all daily can be warded offsuccessfully via Gayatri devotion and meditation.Behind all dire situations lies our erroneous attachment to material objects which in turn manifestas problems, taints and inaptness. Gayatri devotion augments purity and focus of our psyche.Further positive changes take place in our eating habits, daily routine, viewpoint and character.Thus this very transformation of ones psyche is the royal path which wards off hardships andstrife in our lives. Many a times it so happens that our aspirations, desires, yearnings etc are notin tandem with our individual capabilities and circumstances faced which are the results of ourpast actions. Hence a wise person who has purified his intellect and psyche renounces
  9. 9. unwholesome and illusory desires and thus escapes the painful net of delusion. Of course thereare certain situations that one has to face as per ones destiny which cannot be overcome. Anordinary layman will face them crying and wailing aloud but a mature Gayatri aspirant will facethem with a calm smile because his/her psyche oozes with infinite divine power to face anguish.Gayatri worship is also executed to overcome some special hardship faced in life and also to fulfillspecial requirements. Majority of the times Gayatri worship has succeeded with reference to this.Time and again it has been seen that the one who stares at hopelessness, failure, apprehensionand fear performs Gayatri worship with immense devotion experiences Vedmata Gayatri’sblessings. Hence the previous situation of despair and anguish is converted into joy and success.It is because I (revered author of this e-book) have had the good fortune of experiencing manysuch incidences my faith is indomitable that no Gayatri worship performed with faith and devotionfails in the long run.Gayatri spiritual practices are those spiritual exercises which definitely augment ones soul forcesubstantially. It is commonly seen that many people learn wrestling and body building exercisesso as to combat other powerful wrestlers or win prizes in body building contests. Suppose abudding wrestler loses a wrestling bout it should certainly not be misconstrued that his efforts oflearning wrestling have gone in vain. In fact the more he perseveres to toughen up his body themore benefits he will accrue as days go by. Similarly there are many achievements in life likegood health, beauty, long life, capacity to work very hard, marital bliss, children of good character,bigger income, no fear while facing foes etc that are no less important when compared to winninga wrestling or boxing bout. Thus assuming that a person performs spiritual practices with adefinite aim in mind but this aim is not achieved never rue that ones efforts have gone totally invain. This is because the divine energy that manifests due to spiritual austerities will get stored inthe psyche and will be of great use in future while facing other destinies of life.The soul itself is the head quarters of all cosmic divine powers (Ridhi-Sidhi). All the powersowned by God have been inherited by God’s ‘princes’ viz. human beings. Although all divinepowers exist in the human soul yet they are latent. It can be compared to fire covered by a lot ofash which makes it capacity to blaze very weak. Similarly taints in the human psyche like lust,greed, jealousy, hatred etc is the ash that covers the divine powers present in each individualsoul. Gayatri meditation helps destroy this veil of taints and just as when the above mentionedash is removed the fire which was previously weak starts blazoning forth in full flow. Similarly ondestroying the veil of taints in our psyche via Gayatri devotion the otherwise latent powers nowmanifest in full strength. Those divine glories achieved by great Yogis via intense austerities areattained with relative ease and speed via Gayatri devotion.In ancient times great Maharshis attained many divine powers like Animaa, Mahimaa and otherRidhi-Sidhis via intense austerities and Yoga based practices. Indian Mythology describes scoresof such miraculous powers attained by Yogis etc of yore. And yet it prudent to note, that theseYogic and other forms of austerities had their roots in Gayatri devotion. Even today there existgreat saints and sages who manifest miraculous divine powers. All of them agree that apart fromGayatri devotion no other spiritual endeavor can help you achieve your spiritual goal with greaterease and speed. In the past apart from great Sidhas even Chakravartis of the solar and lunardynasty have followed the path of Gayatri. Brahmins of yore became Gurus of the world due topower attained via daily Gayatri worship and same is the case with Kings of past who ruled theworld (called Chakravartees).
  10. 10. Muni Vasishthaji owned a wish fulfilling cow (Kaamadhenu). With its help he could overcomeRishi Vishwamitra’s gigantic army. He was instrumental in ensuring that King Dileep andDashratha’s (Lord Rama’s father) lineage did not get destroyed. Not only this but that theirlineage produced great Kings. All this was due to the grace of the wish fulfilling cow and the cowis none other than Gayatri. King Dileep along with his consort daily served this cow devotionallyand drank its milk (grace) reverentially. In this manner Rishis of yore performed many spiritualand Yogic penances which had their roots in Gayatri devotion. Rishi Dadhichee became aninfinite aura of Gayatri energy after performing intense penance. Indra defeated the Asuras(demons) with the help of a thunderbolt or Vajra made from Dadhichee’s bones. Gayatri is calleda Brahmaastra or divine weapon. Its attack never goes in vain. Gayatri is the wish fulfilling cow ofthis material world. He/she, who devotionally drinks its milk (blessings) regularly, neverencounters suffering, despair, discontent or lack of satiation.Brahmaji created the 4 Vedas with the help of the 24 letters of Gayatri Mantra. In order to throwmore light on the deep import of these Vedas Shaastra, Darshan, Brahmana, Aaranyaka,Upanishad, Smritee, Sootra, Purana, Itihaas etc were written. In this manner Gayatri is theMother of the Vedas which deal with material and spiritual science. If one truly imbibes themeaning of Gayatri one will become an adept in all Vedic scriptures.The 24 priceless letters of Gayatri can be used as a test to decide which activities in our daily lifewill prove beneficial both materially and spiritually on a long term basis. Every letter is like a jewelof immortal message. The divine sound “OM” teaches us that since God pervades every pore ofthe cosmos do not act in an unwholesome manner and more importantly do not harbor vilethoughts albeit even secretly. “Bhoohu” teaches us to avidly search for those causes that destroyus and replace them with those that uplift us in an all round manner. “Bhuvaha” tells us to carryout our appointed duties very meticulously and after having done that accept the results as God’sgrace. One must scrupulously avoid unwholesome actions even if they give material gains for theshort term because ultimately the irrevocable Law of Karma (actions) will tighten the noose ofhardships round your neck. “Svaha” means develop a balanced psyche that faces dualities likejoy-sorrow, pain-pleasure, profit-loss, good-bad etc very calmly and without going overboard dueto grief or joy as the case may be. “Tat” means do not look upon the pleasures attained via thebody and senses as the be all and end all of life. Sense pleasures are short term gains whichhave to end at a certain point in time whereas spiritual gains are long term i.e. eternal. “Savituhu”means imbibe wisdom, sacred intellect, good health, legal wealth, wholesome name and fame,world friendship, positive valor etc. “Varenyam” tells us to imbibe truly only that which great in thisworld of dualities. “Bhargo” tells us to keep pure our body, mind, wealth, home, clothes andbehavior at all levels of life. “Devasya” means developing a generous and farsighted psyche.“Dheemahee” means imbibing good qualities, great character, divine glories and high thinking.“Dheeyo” means not blindly following some individual, literature or sect. Give up this herdmentality and imbibe that which is apt and beneficial both materially and spiritually in the long run.“Yonaha” tells us to imbibe self control, penance, wisdom, endurance, tolerance, hard work,economical living and divine powers so as to use them for world well being. “Prachodayaat” tellsus to inspire fellow beings, help the weak and downtrodden to higher statures in life, egg others toimbibe ethics/values, imbibe zest and zeal, remain contented and serve all equally in the world.In all Vedic scriptures many precepts have been enumerated and their gist has been detailed inthe above paragraph. If we truly imbibe all the above qualities know for sure that we will become
  11. 11. scholarly masters of the Vedas. The 24 letters of the Gayatri Mantra encompasses within itselfthe scheme, ethics, thought perception and mode of action for leading a divine life. A Guru(preceptor) helps his disciple to walk in this direction on the basis of apt guidance. Thus our life ofideal takes birth with the help of our Mother Gayatri and Father in the form of a realized saintlyGuru. Such a disciple is called a Dvija i.e. twice born.The 24letters of the Gayatri Mantra have been woven so wonderfully that mere chanting of itactivates subtle energies in the subtle nerves (Naadis) of the tongue, throat, brain centre andpalate. Just as when one hits the keys of the keyboard of a computer corresponding alphabetsget typed on the screen so too the moment the tongue chants the Gayatri Mantra variousChakras (Plexus) of the body get activated and they manifest subtle energies. Apart from theChakras various Bhramars (energy eddies), Kamals (lotus), Granthis (energy knots), Sansthans(centres) etc get awakened. The Naadis (subtle nerves) of the mouth transport the impulses ofGayatri Mantra chanting to the various Chakras (plexus) of the body. Just as when the strings of aguitar or sitar (Indian musical instrument) are twanged a beautiful lilting tune emerges similarlywhen the Gayatri Mantra is chanted with devotion the latent energies of the bodily Chakras areactivated and thus the devotee manifests a divine aura. In this manner Gayatri Mantra chantingsubtly commences Yogic practices and when the subtle energy centres of the body are awakenedthey benefit the devotee both materially and spiritually in an extraordinary manner.Gayatri devotion has 2 legs: 1) By imbibing the subtle teachings present in the Gayatri Mantraone becomes a true human being and 2) Performing austerities so as to activate subtle divinepowers in the soul. Both these aspects are essential to imbibe by a Gayatri devotee. The grace ofGoddess Gayatri manifests in the heart of that devotee, whose psyche adheres to righteousliving, ethics, high ideals, principles and pious activities in his/her day to day living. Gayatriausterities induce a subtle kind of churning in the devotee’s psyche which manifests divineenergy that was present albeit latently. It is this divine energy that helps a devotee face trials inlife very calmly and this in turn augments his/her will power by leaps and bounds.Gayatri is called Tripadaa or3 legged. She has 3 eyes and carries a Trishul (weapon). Theyrepresent the 3 principles 1.Bhooha 2.Bhuvaha 3.Svaha. “Bhooha” means wisdom, intellect,discrimination, love and pious actions. “Bhuvaha” means wealth, grandeur, status, high stature,enjoyments and material glory. “Svaha” means health based power, daring, valor, enterprise andhard work. The aim of Gayatri devotion is to imbibe all the above 3 types of powers. The moreone progresses in devotion many qualities, actions and characteristics manifest and these are theones who breed wisdom, grandeur and energy in the devotee’s life. Wherever these qualitiesmanifest material means and comforts too will come unasked along with them.I have read innumerable religious texts and thus I conclude that none can match Gayatri’ssupremacy (although the author without doubt respects all religions and saints of the world).Ancient Rishis and Maharshis had performed Gayatri Super Mantra based penance and thusattained greatness. In my common routine life I have seen so many miracles associated with theGayatri Mantra that I have unswerving faith in its divine prowess. Up till now I have performed 24Mahapurascharanas of Gayatri (1 Mahapurascharana means chanting the Gayatri Mantra 2.4million times in a certain time frame). There were so many profound miracles witnessed by me(personally) that it is best I do not list them here. Under my guidance many have executedGayatri penance albeit on a low scale and yet they too have witnessed many amazing miracles.Thus it goes to show that even a minor effort of Gayatri devotion never goes in vain.
  12. 12. I know many people who previously lived a life of lack and poverty. To the extent that even theirmost basic needs of survival were hard to obtain. They were under tremendous financial pressurelike debt etc. Their business was amassing nothing but losses. They then took recourse toGayatri devotion and lo behold! They not only cut their losses but earned so much wealth whichcould emit envy in other people’s eyes. I have known people who were less educated and onlower job posts get good increments and promotions as a result of Gayatri devotion. Thosepeople whose IQ was very weak attained a sharper brain so as to become good scholars in theirrespective fields of study. Many students who previously failed in their exams despite hard workpassed them with flying colors due to Gayatri worship. People who wanted to overcome mentaltaints like indolence, agitation, quarreling nature, anger, addiction (drugs, alcohol etc) and otherunwholesome habits took recourse to Gayatri meditation so as to experience amazingtransformation.Gayatri devotion related benefits accrue in all spheres of life and these maybe both material andspiritual. Married couples who fought like cats and dogs, mother-in-laws and daughter-in-lawswho could not stand the very sight of one another etc executed Gayatri devotion. The result wasthey now lived amicably with a sense of love and respect for one another. Brothers whopreviously warred against each other for property, wealth etc later lived with true camaraderie likeLord Rama and his brother Lakshmana (epic Ramayana) because they surrendered to GoddessGayatri. Gayatri worship has quelled all forms of household strife. An innocent person who was avictim of false court cases, fraud allegations, murder, crime etc would later face them fearlesslywith the grace of Gayatri. Those people who feared enemy attacks for no fault of theirs tookrecourse to Gayatri meditation and thus they remained unharmed and fearless.Gayatri has helped so many devotees to overcome trying circumstances in life. There have beencases where patients who were about to be engulfed by the God of Death (Yamaraaj) escapedhis net due to Gayatri’s compassionate grace. Many have overcome attacks by ghosts, baddreams, unconsciousness, coma, weakness of the heart, miscarriage problems during pregnancyetc solely due to Gayatri’s blessings. Leprosy patients have been cured totally. Gayatri devotionhelped purify the psyches of many devotees who got bad dreams, faced strife in life etc becauseof a tainted mind. When the mind was purified all their problems vanished into the thin air.Devotees who suffered from diseases, that were both painful and deadly, managed to overcomethem by surrendering to the Mother of the Vedas i.e. Gayatri. Diseases like paranoia, plague,pneumonia and many others have been cured by Gayatri Mantra chanting with faith and devotion.I have seen devotees of Gayatri overcoming psychosomatic diseases that result due to tensionand worries. Those who were agitated mentally because of the death of a dear one, loss ofwealth, huge debts, apprehension of failure, huge expenses for ones daughter’s marriage,separation from ones beloved, loss of jobs, poverty, insults, deadly diseases (cancer etc), attackof enemies, apprehension of a bad future etc attained great peace of mind once they commencedGayatri meditation dedicatedly. In many cases devotees have been helped in many strange waysor that their will power has become so potent that no sorrow or pain could create turmoil in theirpsyche. Others have been aided by divine inspiration and guidance after their hearts werepurified via Gayatri devotion. But what has been common to all of them that they faced hardshipsof all kinds with grit, determination, valor and a serene smile on their face.
  13. 13. And yet it is best that we become selfless and desire less while meditating on Mother Gayatri withunswerving faith and devotion. Devotees should strive hard to give up this attitude of worshippingGayatri only if she blesses us by fulfilling our desires. This is because the frail human intellectunder the influence of Avidya and Maya (spiritual blindness) is incapable of deciding what is aptor otherwise for himself/herself. Thus it would be wise and prudent on the part of a Gayatridevotee to leave all decisions to Almighty God who is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent.God is the only one who knows when and what are the requirements of every creature of thecosmos. Suppose despite intense Gayatri worship some mishap in life is not overcome know forsure that God has some very wise reason to make you undergo that pain. Further the Gayatriworship done certainly does not go in vain and at the appointed hour (when the psyche is matureenough) God will pour his blessings on you. Such blessings attained without pre conditions madeby a devotee ultimately leads him/her to God Realization and that means eternal and infinite bliss.Give up pre conditions while performing spiritual practices and you will get infinitely more benefitsthan what you could have bargained for. The supreme benefit is Self/God Realization and if it hadto be attained by shouldering all the sorrows of the world know for sure that the price you arepaying is not even an iota of the infinite bliss of God vision.CHAPTER 2THE DIVINE GLORIES OF GAYATRITHE PATH THAT DEFINITELY TRANSFORMS OUR SOUL INTO DIVINITYAmongst the many energies of Almighty God Gayatri Super Power is very important andpriceless. That scientific method by which one imbibes gigantic amounts of Gayatri is called‘Upasana’ or devotional practice. If devotion to Gayatri is based on a sound scientific footing agreat deal of Gayatri Super Power can be imbibed by us all. Anybody in this world who gathersmore and more wealth (legally), good health, knowledge, skillfulness in art/sculpturing etc is givena high status in society and is looked up to by one and all. Similarly a true Gayatri devoteeimbibes so much soul power that he is elevated to sainthood. True saints differ from laymensimply because saints possess infinite divine energy whereas laymen possess only an iota of it.Gayatri Mantra is the Mother of all the 4 Vedas. All the sciences and knowledge of the world restin Gayatri and in fact they form only a minor part of Gayatri’s Super Power storehouse. As of nowthere exist mysterious energies which remain undiscovered. A few Gayatri devotees who manageto manifest even an iota of these energies perform such gigantic tasks in the world which amazesone and all. Many saints and sages of the world manifest many divine powers called Ridhi-Sidhi.There is no end to the quantity and variety of these divine powers. The more one dives deep intothe recesses of his/her psyche which is taintless and one pointed, the more he/she manifests
  14. 14. these powers. Such saintly people after attaining God Realization never return to this mortalworld simply because they have attained Moksha or salvation or immortality.Amongst all Yoga spiritual practices Gayatri meditation is easier to follow, supreme and showsresults more speedily. Mere chanting of the Gayatri Super Mantra (Japa) awakens and evolvesmany powerful and secret Chakras (plexus) that lie in the deep recesses of ones soul. HathaYoga involves practices like Kundalini Yoga, Shat Chakra Vedhan, Naadi Shodhan etc and onehas to perform many intense austerities. Instead if one chants the Gayatri Mantra with devotionthese goals of Hatha Yoga can be achieved with relatively greater ease and speed. GayatriMantra chanting subtly influences many Naadis (subtle nerves) and secret Chakras so as toawaken latent divine powers present in that region. And with relative ease a Gayatri devoteemarches ahead on the path of both material and spiritual prosperity.Gayatri spiritual practices reign supreme as far as soul advancement is concerned. Great Yogisand sages perform austerities full of hardships so as to attain spiritual prosperity. As against thisGayatri devotion bestows these very attainments to its devotee with greater ease and speed. Ihave known many great souls who despite being householders attained great material andspiritual heights due to Mother Gayatri’s grace.Even an ordinary person can overcome mental taints, material problems etc by surrendering toMother Gayatri. External circumstances faced by human beings are nothing but the reflection ofthe state of ones mind. A pure and taintless psyche breeds conducive and peacefulcircumstances whereas a tainted mind breeds sorrow and pain in ones daily living. Thus if youovercome taints like vile thinking, vile behavior and a lowly viewpoint with the help of Gayatri allyour sorrows and hardships will be overcome. Then you will live a life of peace, contentment andself fulfillment. Gayatri’s teachings are the supreme gist of all religious scriptures. By imbibingthem one fully imbibes true spirituality, purity of heart, sacredness of the soul and deep faith inGod. Once all this is imbibed all material requirements automatically come unasked in the life of aGayatri devotee.Gayatri spiritual practices have given many material benefits too. And yet the supreme benefit isspirituality or God Realization. There are 3 predominant benefits amongst many others which isattained by a steadfast and mature Gayatri aspirant and they are: 1.Self Realization, JeevanMukti (liberation while yet alive) and Brahma Nirvaana or salvation 2.Awakening of divine powersin the deep cave of the soul after ones psyche becomes focused and sacred 3. When onesmental taints like hatred, anger, lust, greed etc are destroyed one earns good merits (Punya) andhence the world starts respecting you and this in turn gives you untold eternal joy. The more onesfaith deepens and the more ones mind becomes sacred and focused to that extent one prospersboth materially and spiritually. Of course even if ones faith is not so intense even then someminor benefits definitely accrue.It is my own experience that Gayatri meditation helps one attain God Realization. I have seenmany others progress by leaps and bounds after seeking Gayatri’s grace. Hence I have imbibedan unswerving faith that just about anybody can benefit both materially and spiritually by humblyserving the lotus feet of Mother Gayatri. Gayatri eulogies have been sung aloud as follows:
  15. 15. “TATDIYRCHAHA SAMO NAASTI MANTROM VEDA CHATUSHTAYAY.SARVAY VEDAASHCHA DAANAANI CHA TAPANSI CHA.SAMAANI KALAYAA PRAHURMUNAYO NATADITYRA CHA.”---------VISHWAAMITRA.No other Mantra in the Vedas is as supreme as Gayatri Mantra. All the Vedas, Yajnas, charities,austerities etc put together pales in comparison with the greatness of Gayatri. Thus spoke greatMunis (deep thinkers) of yore.THE KEY THAT OPENS THE INFINITE VAULT OF MYSTERIOUS DIVINE POWERSSince time immemorial many great sages and saints have performed intense penance byadhering to the precepts of Gayatri meditation. Gayatri is the key that opens the vault of all divinepowers without exception. Without Gayatri’s grace the lock of soul liberation can never open.Many devotees have performed Yoga practices to please and get blessings from Rishis, Munis,Rama, Krishna, Shankar, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Surya etc. Many have devoted themselves tothe formless God (Niraakaar Brahman). And yet each one of them has had to first devote theirmind to Gayatri. Without Gayatri’s blessings none of our austerities and spiritual practices havethe power to succeed.Great scriptures proclaim:“ASYA KASYAAPI MANTRASYA PURASHCHARANAMAARABHAIT.VYAAHVRITI TRAYA SANYUKTAA GAYATRI CHAAYUTAM JAPAIT.NRISINHAARKA BARAAHYANAAM KAULAA TAANTRIKAA TATHAA.BINAA JAPTAVAATU GAYATRI SATSARVA NISHPHALAM BHAVAIT.”MEANING: One may chant any Mantra and yet its Vyahvriti should be done alongside GayatriMantra chanting. One may worship Nrisingha, Surya, Vaaraha etc or one might perform KaulTantrik exercises of the Vaam Path and yet without Gayatri’s blessings none of them can bearfruit.Gayatri is the Divine Mother of all the 4 Vedas. Without her help none of the Dakshina Pathausterities (Vedic in nature) can succeed truly. Tantriks, Kauls, Avadhootas, Kaapaalikas, Aghorasetc of the Vaam Path require certain powers and their roots lie in none other than Gayatri. Manymaster the Shabar Mantra without Gayatri’s grace. Hence for a short time span they showmomentary ‘miracles’ but later all their powers come to naught. Only that devotee who manifestsDivine Powers from their very source attains them ceaselessly and eternally. Mantra chanting
  16. 16. without devotedly serving Gayatri can never give long lasting joy and soul power.Ancient history and mythology (Puraanaas) maintain that Rishis, Munis etc of yore whoperformed various Yoga based penance did so with the blessings of Gayatri. Lord Krishna in theBhagwad Geeta says: Gayatri Chhanda Saamaham meaning I (God) am Gayatri manifest. Noother Mantra is as suitable as Gayatri to meditate on the Almighty Lord.In this book it is not possible for me to give a detailed biography of great saints like Vashishtha,Yaajnavalkya, Atri, Vishwaamitra, Bharadwaaj, Naarada, Kapil, Kanaad, Gautam, Vyaas,Shukadeva, Dadheechee, Vaalmiki, Vana, Shankha, Lomus, Taiteraiya, Jaabaalee, Uddaaalaka,Vaishampaayan, Duravaasaa, Parshuraama, Pulista, Dattatreya, Agastya, Sanat Kumaras,Kanva, Shaunaka etc to show how their austerities succeeded only after devoting their minds atthe holy feet of Mother Gayatri. It was the power of Gayatri imbibed by great Rishis which helpedthem perform gigantic tasks for world welfare. Respected readers are hereby encouraged to readancient spiritual history of India along with Puraanaas (Mythology) and find more details of thelives of the great Rishis mentioned above.A few decades back there was a great saint who evolved his soul radiantly with the help ofGayatri. Of course there is a possibility that his idol, ideals and principles were different yeteveryone had great faith in the Mother of the Vedas viz. Gayatri. Initially he had imbibed thedivine energy of Gayatri and thus later he became a great saint. It was due to Mother Gayatri’sblessings that Shankaracharya, Samarth Guru Ramdas, Narsinha Mehta, Dadu Dayal, SaintJnaneshwar, Swami Ramanand, Gorakhnath, Machindranath, Haridas, Tulsidas,Ramanujacharya, Madhavacharya, Ramkrishna Paramhans, Swami Vivekanand, Ramtirth, YogiAurobindo, Maharshi Raman, Gauranga Mahaprabhu, Saint Ekrasanand and other revered saintsattained divinity or God Realization.There are man contemporary saints who either live in society or other mysterious places likemountain caves, forests etc so as to perform austerities. All of them are unswerving devotees ofGayatri. Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma Malviya, Rabindranath Tagore, T.Subbarow, SirRadhakrishnan, Jagadguru Shankaracharya, Swami Shivanand and other great spiritualpreceptors have given their valuable message on the deep import of Gayatri. Thus we all canbenefit tremendously by reflecting meditatively on their message. The founder editor of AkhandJyoti magazine (our revered author) had devoted his sacred life to Gayatri meditation and hadthus exalted his spiritual stature gigantically.Whether they were Rishis-Munis of ancient civilization or whether they are great contemporarysaintly beings, one thing is common to all of them and that is their spiritual goals were achieveddue to Gayatri’s holy blessings. All great scholars of various scriptures and Yogic spiritual seekersalways were first initiated into Gayatri meditation. After that they were free to choose their idol(Krishna, Shiva, Rama etc) and mode of penance. From the very commencement of creationGayatri has been the leader amongst all Yoga practices. No other spiritual endeavor is as easy,straightforward, less time consuming and which reaps sure success when one compares themwith Gayatri practices. It is only the boat of Gayatri practices that helps us cross the river of thisworld of pain bestowing dualities (joy-sorrow, profit-loss, good-bad etc). Gayatri is that holy wishfulfilling cow (Kamdhenu) who bestows material and spiritual bliss equally on householder
  17. 17. devotees or mendicants who renounce their home and hearth in search of spiritual joy. Boththese class of human beings can avail the divine powers as blessings from Mother Gayatri.The most special characteristic of Gayatri meditation is that those spiritual goals attained byRishis, Munis, Yogis etc living in forests, mountain caves etc (far away from the humdrum ofsociety) are attained by those Gayatri devotees who live a householder’s way of life i.e. living in afast paced world. A definite goal attained by Gayatri worshippers is purification and focus of theirpsyche. Any Gayatri devotee who chants the Gayatri Mantra with one pointed faith and devotionwill attain purity of thought word and deed. Vile qualities start diminishing in their psyche andpositive, wholesome qualities wax day in and day out. Just as you wash a dirty vessel with soapwater so that it starts glistening, just as you wipe of the thick layer of dust on a mirror so that youcan see your face clearly reflected in it, just as you remove the thick layer of ash in a coal furnaceso that the fire blazes forth brightly in the same way Gayatri cleanses the psyche of its devoteeand this helps the devotee’s previously latent divine powers manifest in full strength. Thus notonly does the devotee prosper both materially and spiritually but he/she becomes a veryimportant instrument of Almighty God to usher in world peace and brotherhood. Anyone whodrinks the divine milk from the sacred bosom of Divine Mother Gayatri (whether a man ofrenunciation or a householder living in the thick of things) will attain both bodily and mentalsanctity.GAYATRI MEDITATION OVERCOMES ALL SORROWS OF THE WORLD WITHOUTEXCEPTIONMan is not only the rightful heir of Almighty God but is a royal prince too. The individual soul is apart and parcel of the cosmic soul whom laymen call God. This royal prince (man) has all thequalities of his royal father (God) albeit in seed form. A small spark of a gigantic inferno has thesame qualities of the inferno from where it emanated. Despite this it is very clear that man lives avery demeaned life today i.e. despite possessing divine qualities he lives a downfallen life. Why isthis so? The answer is obvious and that is these divine powers are present in only their seedform. These latent powers have yet not been activated or awakened.The Lord is Sat (eternal existence) but we human beings (God’s heir) undergo the vicious cycle ofbirth and death. God is Chit (divine light) and human beings swim in this terrible ocean of spiritualdarkness/ignorance. God our Holy Father is divine bliss manifest and we wallow in the ocean ofsorrow and pain. Hence a serious question arises in the mind of a deeply thinking person: Whythis anomaly? God (King of this cosmos) sent his prince (mankind) in this world so as to live liferoyally and look upon it as a divine sport (Lila). And yet the bare reality is that man today is livinga life of hell and strife. The little joy that he gets is transient and sure enough after a short timespan hardships and anguish rule the roost. Why is it that that eternal (divine) bliss eludesmankind and thus forces him to wallow in pain and agony?Fire by its very nature is full of heat and light. When this blazing fire slowly gets doused its upperregion gets covered with a thick layer of ash. Thus the 2 qualities of fire viz. heat and light getcovered by ash and cannot be seen or experienced by us. Fire covered by ash will not emit much
  18. 18. heat nor light and lies listlessly. The burning fire full of brilliance can be demeaned to a lowly anduseless state by a thick layer of as that covers its potential light and heat. Now suppose this thicklayer of ash is removed totally the fire lying underneath will blaze forth terrifically and will alsomanifest its heat and light qualities fully.Almighty God is Sat-Chit-Ananda or Existence-Consciousness-Bliss in nature. Hence his princelyheir i.e. mankind too should be eternal bliss in nature. While living a life of divine sport (Lila) manshould experience bliss and only bliss in this heavenly garden called world. And yet this divinebliss has been totally veiled by a lowly and vile intellect. A lowly intellect breeds nothing but strifeand sorrow in life. Just as mentioned above when ash covers a blazing fire’s quality of heat andlight so too a vile and tainted intellect covers man’s true nature which is eternal bliss oozing withdivinity. It is a lowly intellect that perforce induces man to live a hell like life akin to penalservitude.A tainted intellect is also called Maya, spiritual blindness/ignorance, demonic nature, Avidya etc.The thicker this veil of taints in our intellect and psyche greater are the hardships and diresituations faced by that individual. The more ones physical body is covered by a cake of filth themore one will feel itchy and emit a foul stench. If this dirt is reduced the itchiness and foul smelltoo will reduce correspondingly. If the body is devoid of dirt and filth it will remain in good healthand less disease prone. But the more this filth attacks our body and settles on it the more one isprone to diseases that maybe fatalistic too. A tainted intellect and psyche can be compared to filthsettling on the physical body. It induces unwholesome characteristics like fear, restlessness,agitation, stress, worry etc in our inner personality.Today the world over, people are full of stress and tension. Some are unhappy because ofillnesses, some face marital anguish, some are childless, some face business losses, some donot get job promotions, some are apprehensive of failure, some face false court cases, some feartheir enemy, some face struggle due to injustice, some face disloyalty in friendship, some feardowry problems, some are painfully separated from their dear ones etc. Thus as Lord Budha haddeclared: Everywhere there is sorrow and pain. Even our religious, financial, social, political andinternational aspects of life are full of tension and misery. Assuming that a person is morementally alert even then at some point in time the widespread taints and misdeeds of othersinfluence his psyche and thus his peace is destroyed. Thus his goal of attaining bliss remainsunfulfilled.Sorrow may be individual or at a macro level; their roots lie in a tainted intellect and psyche.Today this material world is so full of sense pleasures and comforts that it logically seems ourentire lives should be full of joy and nothing but joy. Man possesses a priceless body, mind andintellect which logically should extract a lot of joy from these sense pleasures. In fact a grossviewpoint tells us that this joy should exceed even that present in heaven. And yet the bare realityexperienced by world humanity says that everyone is in agony for some reason or the other, lifeseems dry and meaningless in the long run and virtually everyone experiences life to beburdensome and hence wait listlessly for death to take over. Our minds are bombarded withworry, tension, fears of future, taints and agitation. Is this not very similar to the description of helldescribed in ancient mythology like Puranas etc?
  19. 19. In reality this world indeed is beautiful and there is not an iota of ugliness in it. This world is a playground of divine sports (Lilas) and has no place for worry, fear, tension etc. This precious humanlife is actually an eternal fount of the bliss of nectar and has no place for sorrow or anguish.“Swargaadapi gareeyasee”-this world is even more nectarine than heavenly pleasures becauseall those principles are present that pave the way for manifesting zest in our minds and hencedaily lives. This rare and precious human body has been designed in such a manner that if ittouches anything that object becomes beautiful and radiant. The Lord’s prince (humans) entersthis world to revel in divine sports. He has been given a chariot called this rare body, servants inthe form of sense organs and a minister in the form of an intellect so that he revels in thisbeautiful garden called the world. This prince is meant to taste and touch the nectarine beauty ofthis world. And yet if man is not experiencing nectar in this world it his vile and tainted intellectthat is totally responsible for the pain and agony of worldly life faced by him.Good health both mental and physical is our very true nature whereas mental and physical illnessis not our nature. This is because physical and mental strife is the result of our own erroneousthinking and living. Birds and animals that live their lives in accordance with nature’s laws madefor them do not fall sick day in and day out. Majority of the times they experience a fit and healthybody. As against this, man is actually inviting mental and physical agony by foolishly adhering to alifestyle that goes against the very grain of natural laws laid down for world humanity. If only mansticks to nature’s laws while performing his daily activities he would be in a much better shapeboth physically and mentally. Similarly a sacred intellect is the very nature of all human beings. Apure and taintless intellect/psyche is God’s gift to mankind and hence is divine, our very birth rightand nectar bestowing. When God sends every individual in this world he gives us a sacred mindand intellect so that it can in turn give us nothing but bliss while contacting this world of objects.And yet because spiritual ignorance and blindness take over our intellect it results in a psycheand intellect that thinks and acts erroneously and in an undesirable manner. In this manner at themental level too we actually invite tension, agitation and turmoil simply because we harbor taintslike lust, greed, avarice, criminal leanings, unethical thoughts etc in our psyche. Our psycheadheres to the law of “ALL OR NONE RESPONSE”. It means either our mind harbors wholesomethoughts or insists on foolishly thinking in an undesirable manner. In short both unwholesome andwholesome qualities cannot exist together. Thus it is for each individual to decide whether he/shewishes to nurture sacredness or lowliness in their minds and intellects. A vile intellect breedssorrow and strife in abundance and a sacred mind, oozes with bliss and serenity that is devoid ofeven an iota of tension.Gayatri verily is synonymous with a sacred intellect. In this Super Mantra a devotee prays to Godfor attaining a taintless and pure intellect. The 24 letters of Gayatri give us 24 priceless spirituallessons and are direct manifestations of a sacred intellect. If these spiritual lessons are fullyimbibed ones very viewpoint in life will be transformed in a sacred manner. Our previous taintedthinking, which was the root cause of our misery, now renounces these taints so as to attainpurity. The Gayatri Super Mantra’s designing is so scientific that it helps activate innumerablelatent powers in the psyche of a mature Gayatri devotee. Gayatri has that rare capacity to attractdivine cosmic powers and store them in the psyche of its steadfast devotee. In this mannerGayatri definitely destroys ones tainted intellect from its very foundation so as to replace it with apure and focused intellect. The more these taints (anger, lust, greed, fear, worry etc) areovercome greater is peace and bliss experienced by the aspirant. Gayatri is that eternal torch ofdivine light which destroys our spiritual ignorance that manifests as a tainted intellect. Thus manattains his true supremely divine state which was the reason why he took birth in this world ofnames and forms.
  20. 20. A person wearing spectacles with green colored lens will see all external objects as green. If thecolor used is yellow everything appears yellow. Similarly if we wear the spectacles of a vileintellect external circumstances will appear sorrowful and dire whereas these samecircumstances will appear joyful for the one wearing spectacles of a sacred intellect. When aperson’s brain experiences dizziness he/she visualizes external objects (house, trees, roads etc)as though they too are revolving when in reality they are not. A fearful man will ‘see’ ghosts whiletraveling in a dark alley where there are none in actuality. Know for sure that if our mind is taintedmerely rectifying external situations will not diminish your woes. It is only when the psyche iscleansed and made focused that external situations, however dire will not destroy your innerserenity and mental balance. If a person wears yellow tinted sunglasses and wants to seeexternal objects other than yellow in color you may keep changing external objects but they willcontinue to appear yellow in color. Some illnesses render a bitter taste in the patient’s taste budsand hence even if you give him delicious cakes, pizzas, mouth watering fruits etc he/she will getonly a bitter taste. If a tainted intellect has induced lowly and unwholesome thinking in onespsyche it does not matter whether you live in palatial homes or for that matter heaven too, onewill experience sorrow and nothing but sorrow even in such exotic surroundings.Thus the chief task of Gayatri Super Mantra is to destroy ones taints present in the intellect andmind. A true Gayatri devotee is one who makes a firm resolve (Sankalpa) to overcome his innertaints and replace them with sacred qualities like love, compassion, integrity, values, ideals etc.Such devotion to Gayatri reaps success both materially and spiritually with greater ease andspeed. Anyone who lays stress on imbibing purity of mind and intellect prospers both materiallyand spiritually. Thus infinite eternal bliss is at such a person’s beck and call for eternity.And yet not for a moment should one err by thinking that Gayatri meditation is merely apsychological method of transforming ones life. In reality its philosophy and underlying scientificprinciple is so powerful that along with overcoming of worldly problems it also hastens activationof potent energy centers in the devotee’s body. These centers called Chakras, plexuses etc areso full of potent energy that an aspirant starts manifesting Sidhis (divine powers) like Animaa,Garimaa, Mahimaa etc. mentioned in Yogic scriptures. Activation of these energy centers makesman’s personality so potent that he prospers both materially and spiritually in life.Work outs in gyms and other physical exercises keep our body fit and healthy. Regular studiesaugment our knowledge and wisdom. Hard work helps us earn wealth. Good deeds give usdesirable fame. Developing wholesome qualities helps make trustworthy friends. In the same waydevotional and other spiritual practices awaken latent divine powers in the psyche of the devotee.These divine powers are so potent that they augment ones material and spiritual well being byleaps and bounds. It is very natural that divine light manifests in a big way in the soul of a trueGayatri devotee. A radiant and divine psyche breeds success in all spheres of ones life.It is a fact that despite many potent energy centers being present albeit latently in man’s psychelet alone awakening them, man is totally ignorant about their very existence. No doubt a lot ofresearch is being carried out in the fields of Psychology and Psychiatry. Despite this theserespected research scientists accept that their findings are barely 2 percent of informationpertaining to the human psyche potential. Hence about 98% information related to the humanmind yet remains undiscovered. In the same way brain anatomy researchers opine that they havebarely unraveled 8% of the information pertaining to the human brain potential. The human braintruly is an astonishing vault of miracles. Apart from being capable of thinking and understanding
  21. 21. the human brain possesses such magnetic principles which are capable of attracting potentdivine energies that exist in the cosmos. Thus it can help us attain both material and spiritualsuccess in our day to day lives. We can influence people to behave in a desirable manner.Gayatri devotion activates the force of magnetism in our psyche for useful and wholesomepurposes. When our mental potential/will power augments manifold certain subtle electricalenergies activate latent centers of the mind that are magnetic in nature and thus we can attractboth material and spiritual well being in our lives. In daily parlance they are called Ridhis, Sidhisor divine powers and glories.Holy Mother Gayatri blessed her devotee with Sidhis and success since she was pleased with herdevotee’s pure hearted penance. This is the viewpoint of a sentimental Gayatri devotee. Thissame viewpoint if looked at scientifically tells us that when spiritual practices are carried out witha disciplined mind it augments ones will power in leaps and bounds. This will power or soul forcein turn awakened latent energy centers along with their force of magnetic pull. This magnetic pullhelped attract material and spiritual powers in abundance from the cosmos and thus success inall fields becomes part and parcel in the life of a Gayatri aspirant. Man albeit potentially is a divinebeing. All divine powers are present in his psyche but in seed form. These powers are presentboth within and without i.e. in the external world too. These external divine powers are immersedin their own appointed tasks. They are hence incapable of looking after the requirements ofinnumerable spiritual aspirants who seek their blessings. Therefore the divine powers present inthe psyche of all human beings only can help each individual devotee. These divine powers existin a latent or seed form and hence each individual of the world should awaken/activate them viaspiritual practices and penance. Only then can these activated powers solve the material andspiritual requirements of a devotee.Gayatri devotion and meditation is that royal path which radiates both the inner personality of itsfollower and also the external circumstances so as to make them conducive for overall well being.External changes made speeds up external progress and yet without an inner transformation ofones personality these changes do not last long. In the lives of laymen it is seen that externalproblems like attack of diseases, death of a beloved one, job loss, business loss etc rattle theirminds so much that they wallow in agony for a fair length of time. As against this a person whopurifies and focuses his psyche via self control, penance, meditation etc faces the aboveproblems in a very calm and poised manner and ultimately overcomes them from their very roots.A scientific spiritual practice executed with a pure heart can definitely help attain material andspiritual joy. And it goes without saying that Gayatri meditation is supreme amongst all otherspiritual practices prevalent in the world.Scriptural scholars in voice have proclaimed aloud that Gayatri’s divine energy, nature and utilityvalue is supreme. Following are proofs elucidated from various scriptures:“SARVAYSHAAM JAPASOOKTAANAAM RICHAANSCHA YAJUSHAAM TATHAA.SAAMNAAM CHAIKAAKSHARAADEENAAM GAYATRI PARAMO JAPAHA.”…………….BRIHAD PARAASHAR SMRITI
  22. 22. MEANING: Gayatri Mantra reigns supreme amongst all Japa Sootras, all Vedic Mantras andother single lettered seed Mantras (Beej).“ITI VEDA PAVITRAANYA BHIHITPANI AIBHYA SAAVITREE VISHISHYATAY.”………………..SHANKHA SMRITIMEANING: By themselves all Vedic Mantras are sacred and yet Gayatri Mantra is supremeamongst them all.“SAPTA KOTI MAHAAMANTRAA GAYATRI NAAYIKAA SMRITAA.AADI DEVAA HYUPAASANTAY GAYATRI VEDA MAATARAM.”…………………….KURMA PURANAMEANING: Gayatri is like the supreme general of an army and demigods ceaselessly worshipHoly Mother Gayatri. Gayatri is the Mother of all the 4 Vedas.“TADITYARICHAA SAMO NAASTI MANTRO VEDACHATUSHTAYAY.SARVAYVEDAANSCHA YAJNAANSCHA DAANAANI CHA TAPAANSI CHA.SAMAANI KALAYAA PRAAHURMUNAYO NA TADITYARIK.”……………………..YAAJNAVALKYAMEANING: Gayatri is supreme amongst all Vedic Mantras. Great Rishis opine that all the Vedas,Yajnas, charities, austerities etc put together are not equivalent to even an iota of the pricelessnature of Gayatri Mantra.“DURLABHAA SARVAMANTRAYSHU GAYATRI PRANAVAANVITAA.NA GAAYATRYADHIKAM KINCHIT TRAYEESHUPARIGEEYATAY.”…………………….HAAREETAMEANING: In the entire world no other Mantra is as potent and rare as Gayatri. Nothing is moresupreme in the Vedas apart from Gayatri Super Mantra.
  23. 23. “NAASTI GANGAA SAMAM TEERTHAM NA DEVA KESHAVAATPARAHA.GAYATRYAASTU PARAM JAAPYAM NA BHOOTAM NA BHAVISHYATI.”……………………..ATRIMEANING: Amongst all pilgrim spots, Ganga is supreme and amongst all gods Keshava issupreme. In the past there has been no greater Mantra than Gayatri and in future too none will begreater than it.“GAYATRI SARVAMANTRAANAAM SHIROMANISTATHAA STHITAA.VIDYAANAAMAPI TANAITAAM SAADHANAY SARVASIDHAYAY.TRIVYAAHYATIYUTAAM DEVEEMOMKAARYUGASAMPUTAAMA.UPAASYACHATURO VARGAANSAADAYAYDYO NA SONDHADHEEHA.DEVYAA DVIJATWAMAASAADYA SHREYASAYNYARAITAASTU YAY.TAYRATNAANIVAANCHANTI HITVAA CHINTAAMANI KARAAT.”………………………..MAHAA VAARTIKAMEANING: Gayatri is the crest jewel amongst all Mantras and knowledge. With its help the senseorgans are mastered. Weak minded are those who fail to undergo Gayatri meditation so as toattain spiritual values, wealth, fulfillment of wholesome aspirations and salvation. Those Dvijas(twice born) who insist on performing spiritual practices not related to Gayatri devotion are mostunfortunate because it is like throwing away a precious jewel and instead running after stones ofno significance.“YATHAA KATHAM CHA JAPTAISHAA TRIPADAA PARAM PAAVANEE.SARVAKAAMAPRADAA PROKTAA VIDHINAA KIM PUNARNRUYA.”MEANING: O King! Mother Gayatri is known to fulfill the wholesome desires of even that Gayatridevotee who is very irregular in doing his/her spiritual practices. Hence what to say about thenectarine material/spiritual bliss attained by those who devote themselves to Gayatri ceaselesslyand steadfastly!!!“KAAMAANDUGDHAY VIPRAKARSHATYALAKSHMEE.
  24. 24. PUNYAM SOOTAY DUSHKRITAM YA HINASTI.SHABDAAM SHAANTAAM MAATARAM MANGALAANAAM.DHAYNUM DHAURAAM GAYATRIMANTRAMAAHUHA.”…………………….VASHISHTHAMEANING: Gayatri fulfills all our desires just like Kaamadhenu-the wish fulfilling cow of yore. Itdestroys our ill fate, hardships etc. It destroys our sins and augments our good merits. Hence thisDivine Super Power which blesses us with supreme peace and well being is called Gayatri byRishis of ancient times.In ancient times great Rishi-Munis had performed intense austerities and Yogic practices so as toattain divine glories like Anima, Mahima etc. Indian Mythology is full of descriptions with referenceto the miraculous powers attained by these Rishis. Hence Rishi-Munis have ordained all of us toperform Gayatri based practices. Gayatri devotion and meditation should be executed on a dailybasis. It is called Trikaal Sandhya wherein at dawn, noon and dusk one meditates and chants theGayatri Mantra.In Indian Mythology called Puranas again and again various examples have been given whereinGayatri devotion has given both material and spiritual success to its devotee. Even in today’stimes there have been quite a few Gayatri devotees who have attained a lot of material successalong with name and fame in the world. Some examples appear a bit strange and yet even theypoint at the supreme attainments of Gayatri meditation. Any one who mentally dwells in closeproximity to divinity attains supreme material and spiritual success.GAYATRI MENTIONED IN MANY SPIRITUAL TEXTSIn the Yajurveda Gayatri has been strangely symbolized as a bull-“CHATVAARISHRUNGAA TRAYO ASYA PAADAA,DVAY SHEERSHAY SAPTA HASTAASOASYA.TRIDHAA BADHO VRISHABHO RORAVEETI,MAHAADEVO MARTYAA AAVIVESHA.”………………………….YAJURVEDA (17/19).
  25. 25. MEANING: Gayatri Super Mantra like that 4-horned, 3-legged, 2-headed, 7-handed (bound in 3places) bull moos aloud so as to become divine and then it blesses its devotee infinitely.The 4 Vedas are the 4 horns of a bull. The 3 legs of the bull correlate to the 8x3=24 letters of theGayatri Mantra. Wisdom and scientific knowledge are its 2 head. The 7 hands are the 7Vyahvrittis that bestow 7 divine powers. It is tied to 3 places represented by wisdom, action anddevotion to Almighty God. Thus divine situations of divinity manifest. Anyone who dwells in closeproximity to it attains all material and spiritual gains.The 24 letters of Gayatri Mantra have been symbolized as the 24 daughters of Daksha Prajapatior divinity. These daughters got married to Dharma or righteousness as written in the scriptures.Thus it gives us all a hint that a person of ethics, integrity and spiritual leanings can benefitstupendously from the Super Divine Power of the 24 lettered Gayatri Mantra.“CHATURVISHATI KANYAASHCHA SRISHTAVAANA DAKSHA UTTAMAHA.SHRADHA LAKSHMEERDHUTISTUSHTIHA PUSHTIRMEDHAA KRIYAA TATHAA.BUDHIRLAJJAA VAPUHA SHAANTIRRIDHIHA KEERTIRSWAYODASHEE.PATNYARTHA PRATIJAAGRAHA DHARMO DAAKSHAAYANAHA PRABHUHA.”……………………………GARUDA PURAANAMEANING: Daksha Prajapati sired 24 daughters called shradha, Lakshmi, Dhriti, Pushti, Tushti,Medha, Kriya, Budhi, Lajja, Vapu, Shanti, Ridhi, Kirti etc. Dharma married these 24 daughters.Devi Bhagwat describes Anudan in the Ashwapati story as follows:“TATAHA SAAVITRYUPAAKHYAANAM TANMAY VYAAKHYAATUMARHASI.PURAA KENA SAMUDRABHUTAA SAA SHRUTAA CHA SHRUTAYHA PRASAHA.KENA VAA POOJITAA LOKAY PRATHAMAY KAISHCHA VAA PARAY.BRAHMANAA VEDAJANNANEE PRATHAMAYM POOJIVAA MUNAY.DVITEEYAY CHA VEDAGANAISTATPASHCHAADISHAAM GANAYHA.TADAA CHAASHWAPATIRBHOOPAHA POOJAYAAMAASA BHAARAT.
  26. 26. TATPASHCHAATPOOJAYAAMAASUVARNAASHCHTVAAR EVA CHA.”…………………………DEVI BHAGWAT (SAVITRI UPAAKHYAAN).Sage Naradaji asked God: It is well known that Shrutis emerged from Gayatri and hence pleasethrow more light on how Gayatri came into being.Almighty God replied: Gayatri, the Holy Mother of the Vedas, was first worshipped by Brahmaji(creator) and then the demigods too worshipped Gayatri regularly. They were later followed bygreat scholars, men of austerities etc. King Ashwapati worshipped Gayatri in a very special wayand thus all the 4 Varnas (Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras) too commenced dailyGayatri worship.In the Vana Parva of epic Mahabharat a discussion has been made wherein Goddess Savitrimanifests from the sacred fire of Agnihotra and when the King worshipped Savitri with devotionand penance she blessed him with a divine boon. Its details are as follows:“ROOPINEE TU TADAA RAAJAN DARSHAYAAMAASA TAM NRIPAM.AGNIHOTRAAT SAMUTTHAAYA HARSHAYNA MAHATAANVITAA.UVAACHA CHAIINAM VARDAA VACHANAM PAARTHIVAM TADAA.SAA TAMASHWAPATIM RAAJAN SAAVITREENIYAMOSTHITAAM.”………………………….MAHABHARAT (VANA PARVA).MEANING: O King! At that time Goddess Savitri tangibly manifested from the Agnihotra fire andlovingly gave her Holy Darshan (vision) to King Ashwapathy. While giving a boon to the King whohad performed great penance with devotion Goddess Savitri said:“BRAHMACHARYENA SHUDHENA DAMANAY NIYAMAYNA CHA.SARVAATMANAA CHA BHAKTYAA CHA TUSHTAASMI TAVA PAARTHIVA.”MEANING: Savitri said: O King! I am very pleased with you pure hearted sexual continence,sense organ mastery, mental control and large hearted devotion.In this very story Maharshi Parashar had given a detailed explanation of Gayatri’s deep importand method of meditation to King Ashwapathy. Further it has been said here that the King’sconsort whose womb was barren previously now gave birth to a pious child. Also the royal couplewas blessed with immense material and spiritual prosperity.
  27. 27. Devi Bhagwat also describes incidences wherein famine was warded off due to Gayatri SuperPower’s grace. For this the revered Maharshi carried out a congregational worship and meditationprogram with Gayatri as its basis. Following are the details:“KADAACHIDATH KAALAY TU DASHAPANCHASAMAA VIBHO.PRAANINAAM KARMAVASHATO NAVAVARSHA SHATAKRATUHA.ANAAVRISHTAYAATIDURBHIKSHAMBHAVATKSHAYAKAARAKAM.GRIHAY-GRIHAY SHAVVANAAM TU SANKHYAA KARTU NA SHAKYATAY.BRAHHMANAAHA BAHAVASTATRA VICHAARAM CHAKRUHA RUTTAMAMA.TAPADHANO GAUTAMOSTI SA NAHA KHEDAM HARISHYATI.SARVAYMILITVAA GANTAVYAM GAUTAMASYAASHRAMAYDHUNAA.GAYATRIJAPASANSAKTAGAUTAMASYAASHRAMAYDHUNAA.ITI SARVAANSAMAASHWAASYA GAUTAMEE MUNIRAT TADAA.GAYATRI PRAARTHAYAAMAASA BHAKTISANNADHACHAYTASAA.POORNAPAATRA DADAU TASMAI YAYNA SYAATSARVAPOSHANAM.UVAACHA MUNI MAMBAA SAA YAM KAAMAM TWAMICHASI.TASYA POORTIKARAM PAATRAM MAYAA DATTAM BHAVISHYATI.ITYUKTVAANTARADADHAY DEVO GAYATRI PARAMAA KALAA.ANNAANAAM RAASHAYASTASMAATRIRGATAAHAA PARVATOPAMAAHAA.ITTHAM DWAADASHAVARSHAANIPUPOSHA MUNIPUNGAVAAN.PUTRAVANMUNIRAANGARVAGANDHAYNA PARIVARJITAHA.YATRASARVAYRMUNIVARAIHA POOJYATAY JAGADAMBIKAA.TRIKAALAM PARAYAA BHAKTYAA PURASHCHARANAKARMABHIHA.”…………………………….DEVI BHAGWATSage Vyasa told Janmayjaya: Once there was no rain for 15 years. As a result a terrible famineset in. Innumerable creatures died of hunger and thirst. Their corpse rotted in their homes.
  28. 28. At that time pure hearted individuals got together and decided to approach a great devotee ofGayatri called Gautama who also was known for his intense penance. They all felt that Gautamawas the right person to solve this dire problem. Hence they spoke to Gautama about the deadlyfamine faced by everyone.Rishi Gautama humbly gave solace to everyone and started praying to Super Power Gayatri soas to overcome this harsh famine.Holy Mother Gayatri was pleased by Rishi Gautama’s devoted plea and hence gave him a‘Poorna Paatra’ (vessel) that could feed all hungry beings suffering due to the famine. MotherGayatri said: All your desirable yearnings will be fulfilled by this divine vessel. Saying this shebecame invisible. Due to the grace of this divine vessel mountains of food grains and otherrequirements manifested.Rishi Gautama told everyone that Gayatri is a supreme pilgrim spot. And hence everyonecommenced Gayatri Purashcharana (special worship and meditation program) with devotion andintense faith.CHAPTER 3GAYATRI HELPS OVERCOME ALL HARDSHIPS AND STRIFEA SINGLE SOLUTION FOR ALL PROBLEMSToday world humanity faces many problems both individually and universally. Hence there isworry, fear, stress and tension in everyone’s mind since they are not sure how and when theseproblems are going to be solved. No doubt small scale solutions are being made use of butbecause their effect is only temporary the overall picture remains grim and dicey.We must all understand that the root cause of all these hardships and strife is singular in natureand hence their solution too is one. If a thorn pierces our skin and causes pain then the solutionfor overcoming this pain is removal of the thorn. And how does one remove this thorn? Theanswer is simply by using another thorn! Similarly the root cause of man’s misery is his tainted,selfish and egoistic mind. World peace and prosperity can never set in on an eternal basis unlessand until each individual psyche of world humanity without exception undergoes a positivetransformation. This would involve giving up of lowly and selfish thinking and replacing themtotally with purity of heart, integrity, sense of service to world beings and imbibing spiritual values.
  29. 29. Gayatri is a symbol of sheer purity (Satvika). If you are a true Gayatri devotee your goal will be toimbibe purity of mind and righteousness in your daily living. Gayatri devotion means adhering tothose spiritual practices that not only sow the seeds of pure thinking but also weeds outunwholesome qualities so that desirable ones like integrity, human/spiritual values, humility etcbloom forth on an eternal footing. The meaning of surrendering to Gayatri is to rest ones intellectin the lap of divine purity. Thus man’s thinking, mental qualities, character and activity will becomesacred and divine. When man imbibes divinity deep down in the cave of his soul he enters a statewherein either problems/hardships get solved or that they remain externally but can never affectthe fount of divine bliss he now enjoys on an eternal basis. Now let us join hands and analyze themain problems faced by world humanity and understand deeply how Gayatri represented by ataintless, divine intellect helps overcome them from their very roots.1) The possibility of a world war is looming large. One cannot say when it may commence witha bang and that an atom bomb shatters our planet to ash. These wars are based on greed forenlarging ones empire. If only each nation of the world gives up its unwholesome desire ofbossing over other nations, give up the attitude of oppressing others for their selfish gains andinstead remain steadfast on the path of justice for all there would be no room for any war tomanifest.If only in today’s International Politics ‘justice’ as depicted in Gayatri literature is imbibed fully alltime, energy and finances used for war preparations can be diverted for constructive and creativepurposes in all corners of the world. Thus basic requirements can be given to all strata of societyincluding those languishing in dire poverty in every nook and corner of the world. Further no warmeans a great possibility of strengthening of ties between every country which will lead tocooperation for both material and spiritual advancement of world beings. But because the world isapprehensive of a world war setting in people are living in terror and fright. Thus it is clear thatthis terror can never be overcome merely via diplomacy and other political solutions. These willhave to take recourse to spiritual values as their basis found in Gayatri meditation and devotion.2) Apart from the fear of a possible world war the next major problem is that of insufficient foodgrains available in the world. Barring a few exceptions almost all other nations face paucity offood grains. Irrigation, chemical fertilizers, scientific agro technology etc have been made moreadvanced to increase food grain production. Maybe some temporary solutions have been foundand yet the need of the hour is a long term and permanent solution. This is because the world’spopulation is increasing alarmingly and we do not have enough means to balance it optimally.Specialists of this field opine that even if all the land available in the world is used for scientificagriculture yet food grains produced as a result can last only for the next 40 years. Hence afterthis the problem of hunger would come back to square one all over the world.The problem of hunger can be solved only in one way and that is population control. All greatintellectuals of the world agree that birth rates need to be controlled drastically. Hence techniqueslike abortions, male/female sterilization, birth control pills etc are being made use of and yet knowfor sure that in the long run this will give dire results. Lack of ethical thinking and undesirablesexual behavior will destroy whatever little good health is seen today. The best way to controlchild birth rate is Brahmacharya or sexual continence that has a spiritual basis. This is whereGayatri principles come handy. They say that a man should renounce a lewd and lustful attitude
  30. 30. towards women and instead respect them as manifestations of divinity. Thus population can becontrolled optimally, food problems will be solved satisfactorily and the bodily and mental healthof world humanity will wax like the full moon. If mature and high stature individuals imbibeGayatri’s weekly fast know for sure that the food paucity problem will disappear in a jiffy and thatno country will have to import food grains anymore.3) The third major widespread problem is that of corruption and lack of ethics. Crime, looting,distrust, selfishness, arrogance, sadism, irresponsibility etc are on the rise alarmingly. It is foundin all strata of society like government workers, businessmen, so called religious leaders,laborers, bosses etc. Their minds are so tainted that the layman lives in total distrust, discontentand apprehension.The above undesirable state of society cannot be fully overcome merely by the judiciary system,police department, army, government etc. Meaning externally the situation can be controlled but ifthe psyche of world humanity is not purified and made focused the desired transformation of theworld from its very foundation cannot be achieved. Thus if only our mind and intellect is madesacred will our sense of integrity, inner voice of God, sense of service to the world, cosmic love,selflessness etc awaken which in turn will inspire us all to walk on the path of ethics, humanvalues etc in our professional, social etc lives. It is only then that these times of turmoil and strifeperceived in all corners of the globe shall be destroyed from their very roots. This transformationcan be attained via the scientific spiritual ideology of Gayatri if imbibed truly and deeply by oneand all.Today all world denizens experience sorrow in one form or another simply because their psycheinsists on foolishly encouraging sinning, untoward behavior, vile activities and a tainted intellect.But if the roots of sins are cut asunder ethical behavior will get a great fillip and thus agony due tobodily diseases, natural calamities etc will be rooted out hook line and sinker. The seeds ofchaos, strife and turbulence sprout only in an atmosphere of selfishness and narrow thinking.Thus if selfishness is replaced with a sense of cosmic oneness with the world (as per spiritualtenets) love for the world will ooze in the psyche of world beings and thus there would be no roomfor turbulence, stress and tension that prevails today the world over.4) A tainted or lowly intellect is one that foolishly encourages delusion, spiritual ignorance orblindness, blind traditional beliefs, lack of farsighted thinking and selfishness. Even so calledliterate and wily people are ensnared by this tainted brain. With the result they are time and againsubjected to tension and stress in their day to day lives. In today’s trying times remainingchildless should be looked upon as a boon and yet people fail to accept it as a boon of AlmightyGod. People are sad that they do not have enough wealth to amass wealth, name and fame byunethical and illegal means. They show sorrow when a kin dies in such a manner as though it issomething bizarre. People call themselves ‘wise’ even if they foolishly believe that amassingwealth by means fair or foul is the be all and end all of life. Their lives center around the vainattitude of eat, drink and be merry and do not spare even a moment as to what is the true goal oflife. So called fashion trends and foolish expenses rule the roost. Is there a world beyond thismaterial cosmos that can give eternal and ceaseless bliss? Such questions never arise in theiregoistic self centered psyches. With the result they foolishly spend this precious human life intransient pleasures, fashion, addictions (drugs, alcohol etc) and yet label themselves as ‘wise’.
  31. 31. When a pure and focused intellect represented by Gayatri enters a devotee’s mind/intellect thelatter renounces delusion and blind beliefs. Instead this sacred psyche deeply thinks about allaspect of living (social, economical, professional etc) and thus destroys sorrow, worries and fearfrom their very roots. Gayatri’s sacred thinking removes all illusory notions of the mind andreplaces it with straightforward behavior, tranquility, contentment and bliss on an eternal andpause less footing.5) In all families the world over diseases and weakness wreak havoc. The root cause of this islack of control over ones eating and resting habits. Animals and birds adhere to nature’s lawsimplicitly and hence on an average maintain a healthy disease free body. Man on the other handarrogantly flouts nature’s laws and thus is prone to illnesses again and again. His body weakensconsiderably as a result and ultimately enters the jaws of death.Gayatri Mantra inspires its devotees to control their food and sleeping habits and lays great stresson adhering to nature’s laws. Majority of diseases can be overcome if our life revolves aroundsacred thinking/activity and simplicity.Our psyche’s health deteriorates considerably when it allows mental diseases like irritation,lethargy, carelessness, stinginess, bombastic attitude, insulting speech, worry, wrath etc to growlike unwanted weeds in our character. This inner diseased condition manifests as sorrow andagony in ones day to day life. Gayatri transforms our diseased psyche into a pure and focusedone. Thus when wholesome qualities bloom forth our material and spiritual lives flourish in fullstrength.6) Inner weakness is such an individual lack, that despite man wanting to act in a befittingmanner, his psychic taints obstruct him forcefully from doing so. The total advancement of thehuman principle is dependent on those precepts which are not in our frail human hands. We haveto accept that since these principles exist in the subtle body (and not gross) destiny or God basedon certain special qualities have made us what we are. Gayatri based spiritual exercises enterthat part of our subtle body where the key that can change our otherwise irrevocable destiny ismade available for our apt use.Gayatri devotion, meditation and worship awakens certain secret energy centers, Chakras,plexuses, subtle nerves, Naadis and glands of the human body. Thus divine powers startmanifesting on their own in great measure. Precious benefits like sharpness of intellect, goodbodily health, friendship with pure hearted people, professional success, wholesome fame,blissful family life, pious children, lack of foes etc manifest in ones life. The reason being, thatonce our soul force and will-power become strong, divine powers bloom forth in our psyche andthese in turn augment our pious qualities, activities and ethical attitude. Thus all subtleobstructions are overcome that so far did not allow our material and spiritual lives to prosper.No doubt any government in power should ensure that citizens of those countries do not leadlives of stress and hardship. And yet governments need to go beyond the external lives of people
  32. 32. and ensure that the inner character and minds of people are made healthy and wholesome.Citizens are like statues and governments their shadow. Governments must ensure that thecharacter of each citizen is made taintless/sacred by encouraging their psyches to imbibeintegrity, humility, sense of world well being etc. In this manner problems related to theinternational, national, social, economical, bodily and mental fronts can be solved optimally andsatisfactorily. Mere changes in ones country’s laws or voting of governments cannot transform acountry and the world simply because the problem is lack of ethical and wholesome thinkingwhich needs to be weeded out totally.All those problems faced by mankind and have so far not been solved can be overcome fromtheir very foundations if only man imbibes a sacred focused intellect via Gayatri spiritualpractices.CHAPTER 4GAYATRI DISPELS OUR MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL LACKMan is not only the rightful heir of Almighty God but is a royal prince too. The individual soul is apart and parcel of the cosmic soul whom laymen call God. This royal prince (man) has all thequalities of his royal father (God) albeit in seed form. A small spark of a gigantic inferno has thesame qualities of the inferno from where it emanated. Despite this it is very clear that man lives avery demeaned life today i.e. despite possessing divine qualities he lives a downfallen life. Why isthis so? The answer is obvious and that is these divine powers are present in only their seedform. These latent powers have yet not been activated or awakened.The Lord is Sat (eternal existence) but we human beings (God’s heir) undergo the vicious cycle ofbirth and death. God is Chit (divine light) and human beings swim in this terrible ocean of spiritualdarkness/ignorance. God our Holy Father is divine bliss manifest and we wallow in the ocean ofsorrow and pain. Hence a serious question arises in the mind of a deeply thinking person: Whythis anomaly? God (King of this cosmos) sent his prince (mankind) in this world so as to live liferoyally and look upon it as a divine sport (Lila). And yet the bare reality is that man today is livinga life of hell and strife. The little joy that he gets is transient and sure enough after a short timespan hardships and anguish rule the roost. Why is it that that eternal (divine) bliss eludesmankind and thus forces him to wallow in pain and agony?Fire by its very nature is full of heat and light. When this blazing fire slowly gets doused its upperregion gets covered with a thick layer of ash. Thus the 2 qualities of fire viz. heat and light getcovered by ash and cannot be seen or experienced by us. Fire covered by ash will not emit muchheat nor light and lies listlessly. The burning fire full of brilliance can be demeaned to a lowly anduseless state by a thick layer of as that covers its potential light and heat. Now suppose this thick
  33. 33. layer of ash is removed totally the fire lying underneath will blaze forth terrifically and will alsomanifest its heat and light qualities fully.Almighty God is Sat-Chit-Ananda or Existence-Consciousness-Bliss in nature. Hence his princelyheir i.e. mankind too should be eternal bliss in nature. While living a life of divine sport (Lila) manshould experience bliss and only bliss in this heavenly garden called world. And yet this divinebliss has been totally veiled by a lowly and vile intellect. A lowly intellect breeds nothing but strifeand sorrow in life. Just as mentioned above when ash covers a blazing fire’s quality of heat andlight so too a vile and tainted intellect covers man’s true nature which is eternal bliss oozing withdivinity. It is a lowly intellect that perforce induces man to live a hell like life akin to penalservitude.A tainted intellect is also called Maya, spiritual blindness/ignorance, demonic nature, Avidya etc.The thicker this veil of taints in our intellect and psyche greater are the hardships and diresituations faced by that individual. The more ones physical body is covered by a cake of filth themore one will feel itchy and emit a foul stench. If this dirt is reduced the itchiness and foul smelltoo will reduce correspondingly. If the body is devoid of dirt and filth it will remain in good healthand less disease prone. But the more this filth attacks our body and settles on it the more one isprone to diseases that maybe fatalistic too. A tainted intellect and psyche can be compared to filthsettling on the physical body. It induces unwholesome characteristics like fear, restlessness,agitation, stress, worry etc in our inner personality.Today the world over, people are full of stress and tension. Some are unhappy because ofillnesses, some face marital anguish, some are childless, some face business losses, some donot get job promotions, some are apprehensive of failure, some face false court cases, some feartheir enemy, some face struggle due to injustice, some face disloyalty in friendship, some feardowry problems, some are painfully separated from their dear ones etc. Thus as Lord Budha haddeclared: Everywhere there is sorrow and pain. Even our religious, financial, social, political andinternational aspects of life are full of tension and misery. Assuming that a person is morementally alert even then at some point in time the widespread taints and misdeeds of othersinfluence his psyche and thus his peace is destroyed. Thus his goal of attaining bliss remainsunfulfilled.Sorrow may be individual or at a macro level; their roots lie in a tainted intellect and psyche.Today this material world is so full of sense pleasures and comforts that it logically seems ourentire lives should be full of joy and nothing but joy. Man possesses a priceless body, mind andintellect which logically should extract a lot of joy from these sense pleasures. In fact a grossviewpoint tells us that this joy should exceed even that present in heaven. And yet the bare realityexperienced by world humanity says that everyone is in agony for some reason or the other, lifeseems dry and meaningless in the long run and virtually everyone experiences life to beburdensome and hence wait listlessly for death to take over. Our minds are bombarded withworry, tension, fears of future, taints and agitation. Is this not very similar to the description of helldescribed in ancient mythology like Puranas etc?In reality this world indeed is beautiful and there is not an iota of ugliness in it. This world is a playground of divine sports (Lilas) and has no place for worry, fear, tension etc. This precious human

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