The Gayatri (Sanskrit: गायत्री, gāyatrī) is a Vedic hymn personifying Hindu goddess Gayatri. According to I. K. Taimni, the power of the. I. K. Taimni (Iqbal Kishen Taimni, –) was a Professor of Chemistry at the Allahabad Gayatri; Glimpses into the Psychology of Yoga; Man, God and the Universe · Science and Occultism · The Science of Yoga: The Yoga Sutras of . Results 1 – 17 of 17 GAYATRI. La pratique religieuse journalière des hindous by I-K Taimni and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available.

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Nilima Pandit marked it as to-read Oct 21, He has to pierce through the image of the Sun and his ideas of Savita into the Reality which is hidden behind these ideas. So that it may be taken as almost proved that physical matter is practically nothing but a multifarious play of different kinds of energies at different levels. That aspect of Divine Consciousness which controls and manipulates the tattva at different levels and in different spheres of functioning is called Agni Devata.

Post retirement he took to writing commentaries on Theosophy and Hindu religious texts, for which he engaged a teacher to learn Sanskrit. That is why the scientists who daily scan the skies and look into the farthest depths of this vast universe cannot see the insignificance of our human life from the purely physical point of view.

How are mantras constructed? This does not mean that the whole process of upasana is a subjective phenomenon, a sort of self-delusion which we create to escape from the stresses and strains of life.

Spiritual life is not built up in the short span of one life. We have a very rich and extensive literature in Sanskrit on the subject but unfortunately this literature deals tainni with the external procedures and mantras and very little light is thrown upon the principles underlying ttaimni procedures or their inner significance.

Mantra Yoga, on taijni other hand, is that branch of Yoga in which the powers hidden in certain combinations of sounds are utilized for the unfold- ment of human consciousness. We cannot ignore grammar in interpreting Sanskrit texts but this is only one of the factors to be considered.

Then he releases the arrow whereby the energy stored up in the string is transferred to the arrow which flies to its mark. Matthew Curtis Cornett marked it as to-read Sep 02, We can find otherwise gayattri and sensible people behaving like lunatics in certain matters.

The inner and the outer draw nearer to each other with each additional removal of a cover until the last cover has been removed and the outer and the inner become one.

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The total human being may therefore be best considered as a centralized manifestation of Reality through a set of vehicles of increasing density which progressively obscure his consciousness and limit his powers.


In fact, practically the whole of Mandukyopanisad is a commentary on the nature of Pranava. A crude illustration will perhaps help the reader to understand this point. Gsyatri these fundamental ideas quite clear in our mind we can to a certain extent understand the theory of Mantra Yoga.

The only way to break this vicious circle is to think deeply and constantly over these problems, to twimni back repeatedly and examine with an open mind the fundamental verities of spiritual life and thus to build up sufficient faith to gayatro able to go through the practices at least with sincerity and earnestness.

The metre of a mantra defines its peculiar structure which may belong to anyone of a large number of types. Some of these modifications and improvements have been made by Adepts and are of great value to the sadhaka while others have been introduced by ordinary forces working behind the ceremonies.

In the beginning the over-all idea underlying the mantra appears again and again with the mental repetition of the mantra but with practice and mental concentration the idea becomes more or less fixed MANTRA YOGA 49 in the mind and is present constantly. The mental repetition of the mantra with the meaning naturally acts on the mind. Specificity and gradual growth are its chief characteristics and these tayatri also the characteristics of the process by which a bija mantra gayatro the consciousness of the sadhaka.

Gayatri : The Daily Religious Practice of the Hindus

The Sun remains unaffected by these different conditions. So while an ordinary prayer can be for individual benefits, the prayer contained in the Gayatr! Slowly and surely the vicious circle will be replaced by a virtuous GAYATRl circle, the inner intuition will begin to dawn and give to the sadhaka that indomitable faith or fraddha which nothing can shake. The higher the state of consciousness of an individual, the easier it is to reach him. Please enter valid pincode to check Delivery available unavailable in your area.

It is true that where the element of devotion is strong and there is earnest effort to live the life considerable progress can be made even without understanding much about the theory of japa. When we adopt a positive attitude based on resolve in prayer we build up or arouse spiritual forces within the deeper layers of our being, but these forces remain in abeyance on account of the presence of egoism which underlies all kinds of resolve. Taimni were both vegetarians, and were lifelong members of the Theosophical SocietyAdyar, Chennai.

Gayatri: The Daily Religious Practice of the Hindus

Sangeeta Singh rated it it was ok Sep 25, It is necessary therefore that in studying the subject the reader gayqtri be familiar with the basic philosophy of Hinduism which defines the relation between these three fundamental realities of the manifested universe.


But generally, nothing of this sort happens. A glimpse into this question may be obtained if we recall the fact that Agni is that tattva which has as its main function the burning up of things in manifestation. The alloys must be of a special kind, able to produce the delicate and pure notes with the necessary overtones or harmonics which impart that exquisite quality to good tamni music.

In fact, he and the spiritual Sun hidden behind the physical Sun are in a mysterious and yet very real way one. Generally, by the gayatfi Savita we mean the Sun which is the centre of the solar gayagri and round which all the planets are revolving. Thus the crescent moon on the head of Siva symbolizes periodicity and time, the conch-shell in the hand of Vishnu symbolizes Nada, the power hidden in sound, the rosary in the hand of Brahma symbolizes japa and so on.

That is gayatrii a mantra can be used successfully only by a sadkaka who is in dead earnest about his objective and combines japa with sadhana. It may be asked how the thought of the sadhaka reaches the Rishi because he does not know the Rishi or where he lives. Average Rating 24 Customers. There are also other methods with which we are not concerned here.

The Ultimate Reality is indivisible and changeless and when it appears to be stepped down as bharga or conditioned consciousness of different grades on the different planes it is only the reflection of that Reality in our mind which is seen as different types of consciousness. It is, therefore, easier for the sadhaka to reach the Rishi and for the latter to send His inspiration and blessings in return.

It is true that in order to know the whole you must know all the constituent parts, but it is also true that in order to know any part perfectly you must know the whole.

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Since Enlightenment may be considered as an expression of consciousness without being unduly hampered and obscured by its vehicles, sadhana for attaining the state of Enlightenment must be primarily concerned with the reorganization and purification of the vehicles.

This fact is hinted at in the last of the four mantras which follow. True, a fool can take all kinds of superstitions twimni beliefs as the promptings of intuition but the two are poles apart and those who have experience of intuition cannot confuse the one with the other.

The greater the predominance of the sattvic material the more effectively can the vehicle serve as an instrument of the higher consciousness.