Gayatri Mantra Vigyan-The Super Science
We all want to increase our intelligence, concentration, memory and capacity for information. This the key to strength and success in information age. The Gayatri Mantra encourages creative thinking, not as mere human invention but as our portion of cosmic intelligence. The best way to do this is to harness the power of "inner Sun", which is to connect with cosmic intelligence through mantra and meditation. Each one of us possesses a portion of the "Light of Consciousness", a ray of universal consciousness, that endow us with understanding. This faculty is called "dhi" in Vedic thought and refers to the meditative aspect of the mind (dhyana manas) and "buddhi" referring to awakwened intelligence.
The best mantra for awakening the higher mind is the Gayatri Mantra, which is a mantra to the "Solar light of Consciousness" (Savita), to awaken our meditative mind (dhi). It brings us the Divine Solar power of Consciousness, Love and Prana – the supreme light of truth. Gayatri Mantra exhorts us to attune ourselves to the cosmic mind and its laws of Dharma. This chant is as valuable and appropriate in the modern world as it was in ancient times. We can use it whenever we wish to gain new insight and inspiration or to increase memory and concentration, even for mundane tasks.
Aum Bhoor Bhuwah Swaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat
Vedas Worship Sun (Surya), as the source of light for the entire world. But for Vedic people, light is not a material force but a "power of life, love and intelligence". They regard Sun (Surya) as principle of light and consciousness on universal level (Savita), of which the Sun is our local representative.
Humanity must remember the "Divine Self" in the Sun, the "Prana" that is universal energy, and our role is the cosmos to bring the "Divine Light of Knowledge" into the darknes of the physical matter.
Gayatri Mantra is a gift to the world of the great rishi Vishvamitra, the seer of third book of the RigVeda. Vedas are the manifestation of solar intelligence, the light of consciousness on Earth. The Vedic mantras carry light and power both for the body and the mind.
In contemporary times, Yug-rishi, Vedmurti, Taponishtha Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya, has unfolded the power of Gayatri to the humanity by his unparalleled "Gayatri Sadhana", since the Vedic age. He has poured his insight and experiences of Gayatri Mantra in his book titled "Gayatri Maha-Vigyan"(The great science of Gayatri).
In his words," The Gayatri Mantra does not belong to any particular sect of worship, or it is not restricted to any certain community. It is universal, for the whole world. It contains in it the culture not of any particular society, but the culture of humanity. The Gayatri Mantra is a treasure and heritage that belongs to the whole of humanity without exclusion."
"O Lord, Thou are the protector of life and of breath, dispeller of miseries and bestower of happiness. Thou are the creator and the most acceptable intelligence, possessing eternal qualities. May Thine qualities and Thy inspiration pass to us."
1 – AUM, the Super Soul is prevailing in “bhoor" (earth), "bhuwah" (abode below Earth) and "swaha" (abode above Earth). This existing universe is the physical form of the Super Soul. In each and every particle, God is existing. By seeing every where the presence of the omnipresent Super Soul, I should remain far away from bad thoughts and bad Karma. Also I should do true worship of God by cooperating for increasing Happiness, Peace and Beauty of this Universe.”
2 – “Tat" – (That Super Soul) is "Savituhu" – (Brilliant), "Varenyam" – (The Best), "Bhargo" – (Without sin) and "Devasya" – (Divine). I "Dheemahi" – (hold that Super Soul in my consciousness). O God of these qualities! after entering in my consciousness make me also brilliant, the best, divine, and without sin. I for every moment get endowed with these qualities and the amount of these qualities increase in my brain and in each and every bit of my body”
3 – That Super Soul, "Naha" – (Ours), "Dhiyo" – (The Intellect), "Prachodayat" – (Inspire us towards a righteous path). Let the intellect of ours, of our near and dear ones, and of our family members become that of the righteous path. Let us enjoy the heavenly joy in this life by obtaining the Righteous Intellect, which is the greatest of all the powers of this world and also the Primordial Mother of Happiness.
By doing deep thinking and contemplating on this meaning of Gayatri Mantra, we find the growth of those elements in our consciousness, which lead human beings towards divinity. They are giving a great deal of energy, giving enthusiasm, inspiring righteous qualities as well as increasing spiritual power. Regularly we should deeply contemplate for certain period of time these thoughts and feelings.
We should slowly and deeply contemplate above mentioned three thoughts – commitments. We should stop for few moments at each word and we should develop the picture of each word mentally. The three morals given in Gayatri are the symbols of Gyan –Yoga (Uniting with God through Knowledge), Bhakti – Yoga (Uniting with God through Devotion) and Karma – Yoga (Uniting with God through Karma) respectively. These three morals are expanded further and have become the basis of Yoga namely Gyan (Knowledge), Bhakti (Devotion) and Karma. The deep contemplation of the meaning of Gayatri is basically same as bathing our Souls in the trio of the three Yoga streams.
Rishis selected the words of various Mantras and arranged them so that they not only convey meaning but also create specific power through their utterance. Gayatri Mantra inspires wisdom. All the problems of a person are solved if he/she is endowed with the gift of righteous wisdom. Once endowed with far-sighted wisdom, a man is neither entangled in calamity nor does he tread the wrong path. A wise man finds solution to all outstanding problems. Only those persons who do not think correctly find difficulty and take wrong steps due to foolishness. Chanting of Gayatri Mantra removes this deficiency. The teachings and powers incorporated in the Gayatri Mantra fulfill this purpose. Righteous wisdom starts emerging soon after Jap(recitation) of this Mantra is performed.
Effect of Gayatri Mantra on the Body
The above picture shows the relation of the sounds of the Gayatri Mantra to the specific centers of the body. As shown above, particular letters of the Mantra are related to different parts of the body. The details are in the table below.
No. Letter Gland Involved Energy;
1 Tat Tapini Success
2 Sa Saphalta Bravery
3 Vi Vishwa Maintenance
4 Tur Tushti Well-being
5 Va Varda Yoga
6 Re Revati Love
7 Ni Sookshma Money
8 Yam Gyana Brilliance
9 Bhar Bharga Defense
10 Go Gomati Intellect
11 De Devika Suppression
12 Va Varahi Devotion
13 Sya Sinhani Power of Retention
14 Dhee Dhyan Life-Breath
15 Ma Maryada Self-restraint
16 Hi Sfuta Penance
17 Dhi Medha Farsightedness
18 Yo Yogmaya Awakening
19 Yo Yogini Production
20 Naha Dharini Sweetness
21 Pra Prabhava Ideal
22 Cho Ooshma Courage
23 Da Drashya Wisdom
24 Yat Niranjan Service
Gayatri activates the above mentioned twenty-four divine qualities in the devotee. With their growth, varied accomplishments and prosperity start manifesting in the life of the devotee. Gayatri Sadhana is the well-organized scientific process of spiritual growth and it has a solid scientific basis.
Exaltations of Gayatri by Dignified Personalities
Rabindranath Tagore: It is the Gayatri Mantra which has awakened India and which is so simple as can be chanted in one breath, There can be no scope for any logical discussion, difference of opinion or any dispute in the study of this holy Mantra.
Maharshi Vyas: Just as honey is the essence of flowers, Ghee is the essence of milk, so Gayatri is also the essence of Vedas. Gayatri is a Kamdhenu (celestial cow) to him who has accomplished it in full.
Mahatma Gandhi: Constant chanting of Gayatri Mantra is very useful in healing the diseased and elevating the soul. Gayatri Japa is practised with a steady mind and pure heart is capable of removing obstacles and calamities during bad times.
Shri Madanmohan Malavia: Of all the valuables jewels bequeathed to us by our ancient sages, Gayatri Mantra holds an incomparable place. Gayatri purifies intellect and attracts divine light. It has saved several souls from worldly bondage, It removes materials wants.
Swami Vivekanand: Only that thing should be asked for from a king which befits his dignity. The only thing fit to pray from God is wisdom. God grants wisdom only to those with whom he is pleased. Wisdom makes a man go on the right path. Man gets all sorts of happiness by Sat karmas. Gayatri Mantra is a Mantra for wisdom and hence it is called the crown of all Mantra.