Meditation

ऊं भूर्भुव: स्व:।
तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि।
धियो यो न: प्रचोदयात्।।

Om Bhur Bhuvaḥ Swaḥ
Tat-savitur Varenyaṃ
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonaḥ Prachodayat

Meaning of Gayatri Mantra

तूने हमें उत्पन्न किया, पालन कर रहा है तू |
तुझसे ही पाते प्राण हम, दुखियों के कष्ट हरता तू |
तेरा महान तेज है, छाया हुआ सभी स्थान |
सृष्टि की वस्तु – वस्तु में, तू हो रहा है विद्दमान |
तेरा ही धरते ध्यान हम, माँगते तेरी दया |
इश्वर हमारी बुद्धि को, श्रेष्ठ मार्ग पर पर चला |

We contemplate the glory of the light that illuminates the three worlds: dense, subtle and causal. I am that life-giving power, love, radiant enlightenment, and the divine grace of universal intelligence. We pray for that divine light to illuminate our minds.

Origin of Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri Mantra was first recorded in the Rig Veda and was written in Sanskrit around 2500 to 3500 years back. The Gayatri Mantra comprises twenty-four syllables organized inside a triplet of eight syllables. Reciting the Gayatri Mantra not only decontaminates the chanter but the listener as well.

Finally, the mantra is an expression of gratitude, to both the life-giving sun and the Divine. Brooks encourages taking a heart-centered approach to the mantra.

“The sensibility it evokes is more important than the literal meaning,” says Brooks. “It’s an offering, a way to open to grace, to inspire oneself to connect to the ancient vision of India. Its effect is to inspire modern yogis to participate in the most ancient aspiration of illumination that connects modern yoga to the Vedic tradition.”