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    Gayatri Mantra - Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha... | Famous Powerful Mantra


    The Gayatri is a universal prayer which can be used by men and women of all races and creeds, for it calls upon the Supreme Intelligence that is immanent (throughout) the universe to arouse, awaken and strengthen human intelligence, so that it may lead one through spiritual effort and activities to success. It does not ask for mercy or pardon, but asks for a clear intellect (Buddhi) so that Truth may be reflected therein without distortion.






    I chant this every day.

    One translation

    "The earth the sky the heavens
    That divine effulgence that we all adore.
    I contemplate on your Divine glory
    Please help me illumine my intellect"

    Finished with Om Shati Shanti Om

    Also Om Nama Shivia with the 108 beads.

    These Mantras lift.
    With love Chris

    Ps Om Nama Shivia is the Kundalini mantra --it was suggested by Guruji (Dr Goels)
    The awakened (enlightened) Kundalini Guru I visited in India,
    Must be about twenty years ago -- fond memories.
    He has passed but was a profound influence on me --I received Shaktipat from him but K was awakened in me before I went to his ashram.
    Divine Providence (Spontaneous awakening)
    Chris
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    Who are "you"?

    "Mooji, I Only Want to Know Who I Am"

    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    With heart, Paula ♡
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    Eternity Passes into Time Through the Portal I Am

    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    The Hymn Of Man

    I was,
    And I am.
    So shall I be to the end of time,
    For I am without end.

    I have cleft the vast spaces of the infinite, and
    Taken flight in the world of fantasy, and drawn nigh
    To the circle of light on high.
    Yet behold me a captive of matter.
    I have hearkened to the teachings of Confucius,
    And listened to the wisdom of Brahma, and sat
    Beside the Buddha beneath the tree of knowledge.
    Behold me now contending with ignorance and
    Unbelieving.

    I was upon Sinai when the Lord showed Himself
    To Moses. By the Jordan I beheld the Nazarene's
    Miracles. In Medina I heard the words of the
    Apostle of Arabia.

    Behold me now a prisoner of doubt.
    I have seen Babylon's strength and Egypt's glory
    And the greatness of Greece. My eyes cease not
    Upon the smallness and poverty of their works.
    I have sat with the witch of Endor and the priests
    Of Assyria and the prophets of Palestine, and I cease
    Not to chant the truth.

    I have learned the wisdom that descended on
    India, and gained mastery over poetry that welled
    From the Arabian's heart, and hearkened to the
    Music of people from the West.
    Yet am I blind and see not; my ears are stopped
    And I do not hear.

    I have borne the harshness of insatiable
    Conquerors, and felt the oppression of tyrants and the
    bondage of the powerful.
    Yet am I strong to do battle with the days.
    All this have I heard and seen, and I am yet a
    Child. In truth shall I hear and see the deeds of
    Youth, and grow old and attain perfection and
    Return to God.

    I was,
    And I am.
    So shall I be to the end of time,
    For I am without end.

    ~ Kahlil Gibran


    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    Quote Posted by RunningDeer (here)
    With heart, Paula ♡
    Thanks Paula your support and wisdom always welcome.
    Chris
    In general what I post, is, a "IS THAT SO?" Definitely maybe.

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    Rupert Sheldrake on Exposing the deliberate lies of certain scientists, and peer reviewed telepathy

    An enormous amount of Information on consciousness in this.
    Well worth taking the time to view all of it.
    My opened on Wikipedia too.
    I thought that it was a trustworthy resource.
    No they destroy reputations --lik Truth seekers do.



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    Bring Your Mind Inside Your Heart and the World Will Not Trouble You

    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    The Difference Between Self Enquiry and Other Contemplative Techniques

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    So much beautiful information on spirituality, wonderful videos
    I am sure that we are going through a raising of spiritual energy.
    There is a beautiful feeling of love and peace emanating from within.

    As an aside.
    Some time ago a young friend and I were discussing freewill.
    She said
    "If you think the Divine does not know what you are going to do next, think again".

    That is some statement --worthy of thought.
    Love Chris
    In general what I post, is, a "IS THAT SO?" Definitely maybe.

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    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    Shiva Shambo Fire Ceremony (Best Version Ever) 😍 - 19th March 2017

    In general what I post, is, a "IS THAT SO?" Definitely maybe.

    Be kind to all life, including your own, no matter what!!

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    All Is Self (Documentary)


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    Powerful lecture of Swami Sarvapriyananda at UN

    In general what I post, is, a "IS THAT SO?" Definitely maybe.

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    Kundalini Yoga -- as Envisioned by the Ancient Yogis


    Feature-length film explores kundalini yoga's origins and documents the practice of a traditionally-trained Hindu monk who attempts to "follow in the footsteps" of the ancient yogis. Written and produced by Swami Tadatmananda, a Sanskrit scholar, meditation practitioner, teacher of Advaita Vedanta, and founder of Arsha Bodha Center. For more information, please see: https://www.arshabodha.org/



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    Best Short Video(1:56)
    Every human is a question asked to the Spirit of the Universe,again and again,because every human is an endless row of humans and in all humans together dwelling the Great Human Spirit.

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    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    Amazing Powers of Gayatri Mantra



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    The Gayatri is a universal prayer enshrined in the Vedas. It is addressed to the Immanent and Transcendent Divine which has been given the name 'Savita,' meaning 'that from which all this is born.' The Gayatri may be considered as having three parts - (i) Adoration (ii) Meditation (iii) Prayer. First, the Divine is praised, then It is meditated upon in reverence and finally, an appeal is made to the Divine to awaken and strengthen the intellect, the discriminating faculty of man.
    The Gayatri is considered as 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 core-declarations enshrined in the four Vedas are implied in this Gayatri mantra.
    [‘Sathya Sai Speaks’, vol 13.34: June, 20, 1977]

    Gayatri is the Mother of all scriptures (Vedas). She is present, wherever Her name is chanted. She is very powerful. The One who nourishes the individual being is Gayatri. She bestows pure thoughts on anyone who worships Her. She is the embodiment of all Goddesses. Our very breath is Gayatri, our faith in existence is Gayatri. Gayatri has five faces, they are the five life principles. She has nine descriptions, they are ‘Om, Bhur, Bhuvah, Swah, Tat, Savitur, Vareñyaṃ, Bhargo, Devasya’. Mother Gayatri nourishes and protects every being and she channelizes our senses in the proper direction. ‘Dhīmahi’ means meditation. We pray to her to inspire us with good intelligence. ‘Dhīyo Yonah Prachodayāt’ - We beseech her to bestow on us everything we need. Thus Gayatri is a complete prayer for protection, nourishment and finally, liberation.
    [‘My Dear Students’, Vol 3, Ch 2, Mar 19, 1998]

    For every kind of power, proof may be sought by direct perception or by the process of inference. Men sought to find out by what direct proof they could experience this transcendental power. They found the proof in the Sun. Without the Sun there will be no light at all. Nor is that all. All activities will come to a standstill. In this world, hydrogen is essential for the growth of plants and living beings. The Sun's primary components are hydrogen and helium. Without hydrogen and helium, the world cannot survive. Hence, the ancients concluded that the Sun was the visible proof (of a transcendental power). They also found some subtle secrets about the Sun. Hence, they adored the Sun as the principal deity in the Gayatri mantra. “Dhiyo yonah Prachodayāt” - May the Sun illumine our intellects in the same way he sheds his effulgence. This is the prayer addressed to the Sun in the Gayatri mantra. In this way, they came to regard the Gayatri mantra as the mother of the Vedas.
    [‘Sathya Sai Speaks’, vol 24.08: May, 21, 1991]

    The earliest finding of the seekers was that the Sun was the most important factor in determining the daily life of man and providing the basic requirements for living. Life would be impossible without the Sun for man, beast, bird, or plant. The Sun was regarded as the source of all energy and responsible for birth, growth, and destruction of all things in creation. It was for this reason that Sage Viswamitra glorified the Sun God (Savitr) in the Gayatri mantra.
    [‘Sathya Sai Speaks’, vol 19.4: March, 8, 1986]

    Repeat the Gayatri - it is a universal prayer. It has three parts, meditation on the glory of God as the illumination immanent in the three worlds - upper, middle and lower (Om Bhur Bhuva Swah; Tat Savitur Vareñyam); it has smaraña or picturisation of the Grace (Bhargo Devasya Dhīmahi) and prārthanā, prayer for compassion for the sake of liberation, through awakening of intelligence that pervades the entire universe, not to any particular name or form of that intelligence; and so, all can use it and be saved by it. There can be no fanaticism, no hatred, no rivalry, if the Gayatri is adhered to, its pious repetition will clarify the passions and promote love.
    [‘Sathya Sai Speaks’, vol 07.37: October, 13, 1967]

    Gayatri, Savitri and Saraswati are latent in everybody. Bhur, Bhuvah and Swah in the Gayatri mantra refer to the body (materialization), the life-force (vibration), and the soul (radiation). Bhur means the earth, which is nothing but the combination of materials. This denotes the human body, which is also a combination of materials. Bhuvah refers to the life-force, which makes the body vibrate. Swah refers to Prajnāna-shakti, which sustains the life-force. This Prajnāna-shakti is known as constant integrated awareness. This is also termed as radiation. All three, namely, materialization, vibration, and radiation are present in man. I tell you often, you are not one, but three—the one you think you are (physical body), the one others think you are (mental body) and the one you really are (Atma).
    [‘Sathya Sai Speaks’, vol 33.04: Feb, 10, 2000]
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    THE SIGNS OF IMMANENT FREEDOM - THE TRUTH IS - Papaji - Disciple of Ramana - Audiobook - Lomakayu

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