The Gayatri mantra is considered the mantra of mantras. It is the most ancient of mantras dating back to the Rig Veda thousands of years old. Today it is recited with most prayers and is considered the gateway to salvation and enlightenment. It is mystical, mysterious and capable of numerous interpretations linking one to the spiritual realms and illumination.

 

 

                                                  THE MANTRA

OM BHUR BHUVA SVAHA

TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM

BHARGO DEVASYA DHIMAHI

DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT

The interpretation that appeals to me–

 Om  the universal spirit that empowers all creation, the universal essence; Bhur, the physical realm, the body, Earth; Bhuva, the mental realm , the universe; Svaha, the spiritual realm, the soul

That embodiment of the supreme spirit in the shape of the Sun, that enlightens and empowers all life in the created world with its radiance, and which we adore and revere,  worthy of praise and worship anf which permeates all the three realms

That glory love and purity of the divine essence, God, I meditate upon that

May his glory and spirit and effulgence  enlighten , illuminate guide and inspire my mind and spirit.