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ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ।
साधना करने पर गायत्री मंत्र का अर्थ अनेक स्थानों पर अनेक रूपों में प्रकट होता है | उसके सरल अर्थ भी अनेक हैं | उनमे से एक सरलार्थ निम्नलिखित है:
उस प्राणस्वरूप, दुःखनाशक, सुखस्वरूप, श्रेष्ठ, तेजस्वी, पापनाशक, देवस्वरूप परमात्मा को हम अन्तःकरण में धारण करें । वह परमात्मा हमारी बुद्धि को सन्मार्ग में प्रेरित करे ।
First appearing in the Rig Veda (iii /62/10) Gayatri Mantra is the most revered mantra after Om.
Om bhur bhuvah svah
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah pracodayat
On Sadhana Gayatri Mantra reveals different meanings to a Sadhak at different levels. The following is an approximate meaning, with which a Sadhak may start his journey:
Aum/Om– Absolute reality. That which encompasses the three states of waking, dreaming, deep sleep, represented by AUM, the three levels of gross, subtle, causal, the three levels of conscious, unconscious, subconscious, and the three universal processes of coming, being, and going. Absolute silence beyond the three levels is the silence after AUM.
bhur– Physical realm or plane; earth.
bhuva– The subtle or astral plane.
svah– The higher, celestial plane.
tat–That, the essential essence (God)
savitur– Of the sun, sunlike, bright, luminous, inner power of spiritual light, which brings one to Self-realization.
varenyam– The best, finest, best, choicest, fit to be sought
bhargo (bhargas)– Light, illumination, destroyer of obstacles, effulgence
devasya– Divine, resplendent, shining
dhimahi– Let us meditate (a verb)
dhiyo (dhiyah)– Thought(s), our being of intelligence, intellect, understanding, mind/heart
yo (yah)– Which, who
nah– Of us, our
pracodayat– May it propel, inspire (a verb), may enlighten, direct, guide, impel
Many “experts”, mostly Western, and many from other theologies, have fallen into the trap of literal meanings which are essentially broad indicators provided for novices. In Dharmik Traditions most explanation is given as metaphors, which when understood explains a lot about the Dharmik way of viewing the universe. Lord Ganesha‘s elephant head is only one example of such metaphors. The metaphor of Sun in Gayatri Mantra is: “the sun equals light, which equals knowledge, which equals consciousness.” Here Gayatri Mantra addresses God, as The conciousness, symbolised in this physical earthly plane as Sun.
Thus one of the literal meanings of Gayatri Mantra, to start with, is:
Let us receive God in our heart, who is the source of our life, the destroyer of unhappiness and remover of obstacles, the giver of bliss, the destroyer of sins and the source of divine conciousness. Let us meditate on Him, who is the best and fit to be sought. Let Him inspire us onto divine path.