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Friday, April 22, 2005

the power of Gayatri



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Wanted to share this information..
"take it and leave it at face value , if you don't understand it"

Meaning------


Om is a saviour of all and immortal. So this name is everlasting and we must remember it repeatedly.
Bhuhu----base of breath i.e., creator (God).
Bhuvaha----ends sorrows (God).
Swaha----omnipresent (God) .
Tata ...he,
Savitaha--- creator of whole Universe .
Varenyam--- Acceptable .
Devha---giver of pleasure.
Bhagha---unsophisticated/clean/pure or Supreme.
Dhimahi---meditate/concentrate i.e., we do meditation of Almighty God who is base of breath of all, ends sorrows, omnipresent, creator, acceptable , giver of pleasure, unsophisticated/Supreme.

Now see second part----
Yaha---who,
Dhiyha---mind,
Nha--- our,
Prachodyat---enlightenment with wisdom i.e., the adorable God may enlighten our mind with wisdom.



The Gayatri mantra is a three line verse from a hymn in RigVeda.
RigVeda is the most ancient of the Hindu texts (Vedas) and was composed more than three thousand years before the Common era. All the Vedic hymns were composed by great seers or sages and were taught by word of mouth. This practice has comedown till present day, with hardly any changes. There are thousands of mantras for all occasions of life.

The Gayatri mantra is attributed to sage Vishwamitra. He was born in a family of warriors (the Kshatriya class of the society) in northern India. It is said that by severe penance and meditation he availed the revelation of the Gayatri mantra, bestowed upon him by the Sun-God. Hence, the Gayatri is invocation to Sun-God. It is chanted in all important Hindu religious rites and ceremonies. Gayatri is first taught to youngsters during the sacred thread ceremony or the Upanayana ritual.

The early Aryans were a very tolerant race. They believed that everybody by birth was a Shudra (or the condemned), and became a Brahmin (or reformed) only with disciplined learning and training; and Upanayana was the first step to Brahminhood. The fact that the composer of this most sacred hymn was born as a non-Brahmin, says a lot about the casteless society of the period. A true Brahmin was only the one who succeeded in knowing the Absolute or Brahma.

In fact, some progressive schools of Hinduism (like Arya Samaj) consider learning of the Gayatri matra is the criteria of becoming an Arya, and have converted a large number of people who were born into so called "low castes", into Brahmins.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

do you belive in spiritualism ..? who me ....?

I am not a temple worshiper. Let me be very clear @ start that I am not a Atheist ("Nastik")
I have been brought up in a house where religion & religious practices were never imposed. My parents are religious and even my grand parents are, but the freedom of whether we want to practice it was given to us.
Satellite invasion, Television & Internet boom has made our generation to look towards the WEST. So what has gone wrong? Do the WEST is to be blamed for our ignorance of the divine knowledge which our ancestors had. Not really. I am not going to debate here as why, where did we loose the touch with our spiritualism. But you may argue.. I go to temple every XYZ day & I worship PQR * I am a hard-core 'bhakt' (follower) of ABC.
How does it helps ? when you don’t know why you follow such rituals. When you don’t understand your own existence.
This journey is to find a few more questions to enlighten the way towards our inner-self.

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Summer Time
Not very happy to be in summer time .. as I am trying to recover from the sudden heat allergy which I had acquired over the weekend.
Wish I recover from it soon... its highly irritating and embarrasing , for you find urself straching and itching while talking to others.
today morning while reading news paper came accross this scary news section of eunuchs
I was scared of them as a child and till date the fear remains ....

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