Introduction to Gayatri … Continued from the previous issue
Those who recite the Gayatri mantra are blessed with good vocabulary [jnana rasa]. Saraswati, who resides in the sweet words on the tongue [as Vak Devi]. In virtuous people, she is the atma as Atmalakshmi, illuminating their intellect. In sinners, she is Alakshmi [daridra]. In noble people, she is modesty [lajja]. In devotees, she is the protector of devotees. She is Rama with Vishnu [savita], hence she is also known as Rame.
Creation requires both male purusha and female prakriti. Both come from Mother Gayatri, as Kundalini svarupa, and is prana dharini (life giver/upholder of life]. As the sun removes darkness and water extinguishes fire, Gayatri chanting destroys all accumulated sins. Gayatri mantra continuously engages humanity to do good deeds and gives the power to discriminate between divine impulse and habitual instincts. Upholding the flame that burns all sins is Gayatri mantra. Attaining steadiness in self-knowledge is the goal of Gayatri mantra.
The motor organ (karma indriyas) and sense organs (gnana indriyas) have their own attributes. The mind is the central controller of both motor and sense organs. The senses cannot perform any tasks that the mind does not intend. The mind is the medium that connects the senses and the objects; the mind can make the human divine or evil. If you do not make up your mind there is no desire or action. If left to the mind there is no desire to see the truth. The mind is never empty if you don’t create in it desire for truth, and thus it can be self-destructive. Therefore the mind should be fed with pure thoughts that uplift the self and maximize the well-being of humanity.
...(to be continued)