Sathya Sai Baba sings Gayatri Mantra. Gayatri Mantra or any mantra should be chanted or contemplated synchronized with your breath for maximum effect. Hearing it is not as effective as contemplating it by breath. The Gayatri promotes the acquisition of Daivasakthi (God-power) [25-2-1965], whereby you come to the constant understanding, the beingness that, You are GOD, you are not the body/mind.
The Sanskrit word mantra- consists of the root man- "to think" (also "mind") and the suffix -tra, designating tools or instruments, hence a literal translation would be "instrument of thought"http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
The subtle effect of mantras (mystic formulae) mentioned in the Vedas cannot be seen or heard by the senses; they have to be experienced in and through the inner consciousness, the Anthahkarana. The sound of these mantras has the power to transform the impulses and tendencies. The word mantra means 'that which saves when turned over in the mind'. Repeating the mantra constantly in the mind will keep off wild talk, purposeless conversation, aimless gossip and scandal. - Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Never give up the Gayatri; you may give up or ignore any other mantra but you should recite the Gayatri at least a few times a day.
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
"Om Bhur Buvaha Suvaha
Thath Savithur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayath"
"We contemplate the glory of Light illuminating the three worlds: gross, subtle, and causal.
I am that vivifying power, love, radiant illumination, and divine grace of universal intelligence.
We pray for the divine light to illumine our minds."
Om: The primeval sound
Bhur: the physical world
Bhuvah: the mental world
Suvah: the celestial, spiritual world
Thath: That; God; transcendental Paramatma
Savithur: the Sun, Creator, Preserver
Varenyam: most adorable, enchanting
Bhargo: luster, effulgence
Devasya: resplendent,supreme Lord
Dheemahi: we meditate upon
Dhiyo: the intellect,understanding
Yo: May this light
The Gayatri is considered as Vedasara --"the essence of the Vedas." Veda means knowledge, and this prayer fosters and sharpens the knowledge-yielding faculty. As a matter of fact, the four mahavakyas or 'core-declarations' enshrined in the four Vedas are implied in this Gayathri mantra. So the Gayatri mantra has been given to you as a third eye to reveal to you that inner vision by which you may realise Brahman.[ 20-6-1977]
It will protect you from harm wherever you are --traveling, working, or at home. Westerners have investigated the vibrations produced by this mantra and have found that when it is recited with the correct accent as laid down in the Vedas, the atmosphere around becomes visibly illumined. So Brahmaprakasha, the effulgence of the Divine, will descend on you and illumine your intellect and light your path when this mantra is chanted. Also repeat santhi thrice at the end, for that repetition will give santhi or peace to three entities in you --body, mind, and soul.[ 20-6-1977]
Gayatri will protect your body, make your intellect shine and improve your power of speech. That is why Gayatri is considered to be very important for this second stage of your life, which you are entering today.[Editor: This discourse was given in connection with Upanayam, the sacred thread ceremony for boys.] [6-5-1995]
It is essential to recite the Gayatri mantra at least three times during morning, noon, and evening. This will serve to reduce the effects of the wrong acts one does every day. It is like buying goods for cash, instead of getting them on credit. There is no accumulation of karmic (result of action) debt, since each day's karma (action) is atoned for that day itself by reciting the
Gayatri mantra. [17-3-1983]
Brahmaprakasha, the effulgence of the Divine, will descend on you and illumine your intellect and light your path when this mantra is chanted. [20-6-1977]
Gayatri is the reliever of all diseases (Sarva roga nivaarini Gayatri).[23-8-1995]
Gayatri wards off all misery (Sarva dhukha parivarini Gayatri). [23-8-1995]
Gayathri is the fulfiller of all desires (Sarva vancha phalashri Gayatri). [23-8-1995]
Gayatri is the bestower of all that is beneficial. [23-8-1995]
If the mantra is chanted, various kinds of powers will emerge in one. Hence the Gayatri mantra should not be treated casually. [23-8-1995]
The attitude of surrender will grow in us as we recite regularly the Gayatri mantra. [17-3-1983]
Like sunrise after the night, the Gayatri mantra dispels the darkness of ignorance: Dhiyoyonah prachodayaath. The rays of the Gayatri mantra illumine the mind and intelligence and promote knowledge, wisdom and discrimination. [17-3-1983]
This Gayatri has the subtle power of removing evil tendencies and implanting virtuous habitshttp://www.sathyasai.org/de...http://www.saibaba.ws/teach...