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Gayatri

Gayatri

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Published by Debkumar Lahiri
In this section a brief description is given on the aspects of the Principal Prana, Gayatri, who leads us beyond death and how we are intimately connected with the macro or the universe as described by the seers of the Vedas. Also is described briefly how duality and time is created. The mysteries of the language of the Devas, i.e. Sanskrit have been illustrated briefly in the narration.
In this section a brief description is given on the aspects of the Principal Prana, Gayatri, who leads us beyond death and how we are intimately connected with the macro or the universe as described by the seers of the Vedas. Also is described briefly how duality and time is created. The mysteries of the language of the Devas, i.e. Sanskrit have been illustrated briefly in the narration.

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Published by: Debkumar Lahiri on Jul 26, 2009
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 gaayatrI 
(
The words in italics are the Sanskrit words. These wordscan be read in the Sanskrit English dictionary by Sir Monier Williams, available in Internet at<http://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/monier/> TheSanskrit words in italics are in ‘Itrans’ version.)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Language Sanskrit is known as
deva
(Divine)
bhaaShaa
(Language). Every word in Sanskrit has its origin in a rootor elemental word. From that elemental word it is possibleto know the divinity of the object or the divine personalitywhich that particular word represents. The same word mayalso have different roots and etymological meanings.Words are expressions or defined forms of consciousness.The process by which we articulate a word is inline withthe process by which the Universe is created by the God’sword or by the Universal Consciousness.The word, “go” in Sanskrit means ‘cow’ and also ‘sense’.The word, ‘go’ in English means to move. The Sanskritword ‘go’ can be related to the Sanskrit root word “
 gam
”.
 gam
” means to go or to move.Since we move or work by our organs, so by the Sanskritword “go’’, organs or ‘
indriya
’ have been mentioned in thetexts. Thus whenever the texts / Vedas have mentioned“go” (cow), it means the sensory and other organs, like theeyes, ears etc., by which we go or move around, throughwhich we get the nourishing milk, milk of life to live.
 
Externally also, these aspects are very prominent in ananimal called cow, whose organs like eyes. ears, nostrils,tongue, genitals are all very prominently featured on the body. Cow produces the nourishing milk. The Seers knowhow the ‘words’ of the God have created the Universe andhow the “words” are exhibiting themselves in the form of universe and otherwise (in unexpressed form, called
avyakta
’ in Sanskrit). So they have named the creaturesand objects accordingly. Seers can see which divine wordsor which deity is prominent in which creature or object andaccordingly they have done the nomenclature of everything. This is the specialty of the language of Sanskrit.
 gayatrI 
’ has been explained as the goddess who rescues theorgans or the ‘
indriya
’ from the mortality. There is an‘Upanishad’(a pat of the Vedas) called ‘Brihadaranyak Upanishad’, where the seer has explained the goddess
 gayatrI 
as “gayanam (organs) tatrey(rescues)”----thegoddess who rescues the organs or senses or whotranscends the decaying mortal senses beyond themortality.There are five principal sensory organs (ears-hearing,lips/skin-touch, eyes-vision, tongue-taste, nose-smell).These are centers of consciousness. The other organs are part of these. (Organs are also called ‘
a~Nga
’ besides theword ‘
indriya
’ in Sanskrit.). There two kinds of motionwhich we undergo with each activity. One is outward andthe other is inward. We are actually swinging. We arealways swinging in a cradle, like a mother who swings thechild. Like, you are reading these lines. You are outwardly
 
active, determined to read this, oriented yourself to thisreading and thus you are reading. At the same time,whatever you are reading it is getting merged with you, it isgoing in you, you are feeling good or bad about it, itremains in your memory and it stirs your emotions. This isthe inward activity. Thus with every thing you areswinging. When you look to see a flower, you moveoutward, you see the flower and then you may feel it like‘how beautiful!, this is inward.This is why Hindus have a god called ‘
 govinda
’=
 go
(organs)+
vinda
(
vind 
; who knows), thus meaning theConsciousness who is ‘knowing’ in the organs or whoseknowing is the organs, or the flow of senses. Hindusworship this god in the form of a deity swinging on acradle.Upanishads have described how Principal
 praaNa
(
mukhya praaNa
), the Universal Life God (who is throbbing as lifeand activities in you, with whom you stay in the body andwith whom you depart from the body), takes the ‘eye’, the‘ear’, ‘touch’ etc. beyond the death or mortality. Whiledescribing, Upanishads have termed the visions (eyes),smell (nose), hearing (ears) etc. as the ‘
 praaNa
’(streams of life) which are part of the
mukhyo
(Principal)
 praaNa
(Life).
 praaNa
means active Consciousness. Whenor where this activity also becomes inactive in absoluteoneness, there we call Him/Her as Soul/
aatman
. We aretalking about the same consciousness. We are talking aboutthe real ‘We.Any activity can happen when there is a duality. In absoluteoneness there cannot be any activity. Thus activity starts

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