Gayatri Mantra

Om Bhoor Bhuvah Svahah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

Ancient translation:
O Thou Who givest sustenance to the universe,
From Whom all things proceed,
To Whom all things return,
Unveil to us the face of the true Spiritual Sun
Hidden by a disc of golden Light
That we may know the Truth
And do our whole duty
As we journey to Thy sacred feet

-- A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Alice A. Bailey

Considered the holiest and most ancient of all the Vedic
mantras, this prayer to the Universal Mother, called Gayatri,
transcends religious boundaries and is known to Buddhists
and Hindus alike. Chanting it in the morning, mid-day and
evening is said to offer the highest form of protection,
purification, and ultimately deliverance from this "illusory"
world.

Repeating the Gayatri creates a tremendous vibration around
the one saying the mantra. It is one of the oldest mantras
known mantras to mankind. It invokes the Light of the
Universe, (the energy of the sun Surya) and is called the
Universal Mother of all mantras.

The following is the observation on investigations carried out
by clairvoyants on the recitation of the gayatri mantra.---- C
W Leadbeater.

The Gayatri mantra is an invocation to the sun. When it is
chanted a great shaft of light immediately pours down upon
and into the reciter (coming as though from the physical Sun,
in which ever direction the Sun may happen to be). When the
light has filled the soul of the reciter it promptly shoots from
him again in seven great rays of cones having the colors
of the spectrum. These rays start from a basis wider than the
man himself -- a basis which is the circumference of his aura;
and instead of widening out they decrease to a point. These
seven rays do not radiate in a circle in all directions, but only
in a semi-circle in the direction which the reciter is facing.


Further information:

The Gayatri Mantra is a highly revered mantra in Hinduism
(second only to the mantra Om) and Adi Dharm religion. It
consists of the prefix :om bhūr bhuva sva ॐ भूर्भुवस्वः, a
formula taken from the Yajurveda, and the verse 3.62.10 of
the Rigveda (which is an example of the Gayatri mantra).
Since all the other three Vedas contain much material
rearranged from the Rig Veda, the Gayatri mantra is found in
all the four Vedas. The deva invoked in this mantra is Savitr,
and hence the mantra is also called Sāvitrī. In Atharva Veda,
the Gayatri mantra is different from the regular Gayatri
mantra.

By many Hindus, the Gayatri is seen as a Divine awakening
of the mind and soul, and within it a way to reach the most
Supreme form of existence, and the way to Union with
Brahman. Understanding, and purely loving the essence of the
Gayatri Mantra is seen by many to be one, if not the most
powerful ways to attain God.

By Brahmos of the Adi Dharma religion, the Gayatri
symbolises the pre-Aryan Unity of all forms of Godhead as
Brahma "there is always infinite Singularity"
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