Soul Food: Gayatri Mantra – A step towards enlightenment

The Gayatri Mantra (chant) is the most versatile rhythm that has withstood time. This mantra has been passed down over centuries and is the source of all knowledge. This chant cleanses your aura, enriches your inner light and allows your mind the ability to welcome the truth about our being and the universe.

The Veda’s (Vedic books of ancient knowledge) has held sacred the gayatri mantra for its power to enlighten us in becoming seers of truth and cognize the universe – its divine existence of bliss at the heart of samsaric chaos.

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The universe as a whole is a collective essence and in that sense, when you chant the Gayatri Mantra while meditating, you tap into the collective energy that has been accumulated over time. When you chant the verse, you contribute to the powerful vibrations and become a receiver of positive energy. The words of the mantra showers upon you its blessings and ultimately your mind illuminates with wisdom. This wisdom helps you break through the earthly chains and awakens your mind to the understanding of the spiritual world around you.

Aum/OM the ultimate vibration that attunes you to the universe, helps your mind and body open up to resonance. Once, you are welcoming, the mantra will cleanse your mind and body from all the materialistic stress that has your free spirit chained down. After your spirit is free, it lives in the ultimate “present” spiritually, you start understanding the design of the universe, your purpose in life, the meaning of your existence and where it falls on the vast spectrum of the universe.

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This does not happen over night, It is advised to chant the mantra 108 times a day for 40 days. If you are short on time, chant it at dawn, dusk and night to maintain the flow of past, present, future or in other words the birth, being and death. Accommodate this mantra in your spiritual journey, generations of positive energy projected through its vibrations helps you grow spiritually. Hindu priests use this mantra to banish mental  blocks and obstacles from their life’s journey. Most importantly, the vibrations cleanses all our body chakras and aligns them to the original balance of the universe.

There are many books and articles on the Gayatri Mantra that may help you gain a better understanding of its origin and its power.

Personal Advice: I personally find the mantra a beautiful guide, it uplifts my spirit, cleanses my mind and brings peace. I love to meditate on it and thought you might be interested in it too.

If you would like to listen to it for a better understanding of the feel and pronunciation : I found a YouTube video I liked     CLICK HERE.

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