Gayatri

  O Thou Who givest sustenance to the universe, 

From Whom all things proceed,

To Whom all things return,

Unveil to us the face of the true Spiritual Sun

Hidden by a disc of golden Light

That we may know the Truth And do our whole duty

As we journey to Thy sacred feet.     OM BHUR SWAH   TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM   BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI   DHIYO YO NA PRACHODAYAT        The Gayatri is one of the oldest mantra humanity has ever had. When even partially understood its potency is very great. The Gayatri places our destiny as part of a cosmic Plan, the majesty of which we cannot comprehend. It is a declaration of ultimate victory to be achieved by knowing the truth and doing our whole duty, and this we do as we journey to God's sacred feet. In the Gayatri we align to the creator of the entire universe and so establish the beginnings of a conscious relationship, transcending all limitations of "the one supreme God". Its use builds into our deepest consciousness the reality that man is God-created and not the mere result of a biological urge.   In the long past ages all we knew about God was what we were told with boundless claims of authority. In the time we are now entering, the power of the human mind cannot longer be denied, for humanity has come of age and 'religion' will have to be reasonable. Men and women will think more purposefully about God than ever before.   The Gayatri is used for meditation and for more knowledge about our solar Logos. That so ancient a mantra could have such an objective is deeply significant. Today the full potency of this ancient mantra can become effective. All people everywhere in the world will gain much as it is increasingly used by the men and women of goodwill.    Its use by disciples everywhere will bring new effectiveness to all their work. "The hour of the saving force has now arrived" (Shamballa), and the Gayatri is an agent of that saving force. Its day of greatest usefulness has surely come.