AUM: is the divine word, the

primordial sound, the real name of the Supreme Being in the Vedas. It is the most sacred of all spiritual sounds and vibrations and holds divine miraculous powers.

Yogis meditate on AUM to invoke the Supreme Being to offer their devotion to the Supreme Self in their hearts and to meditate on the Supreme Presence within their purified consciousness with a view to establishing a spiritual connection with AUM and to enjoy divine communion with the Source, Support and Substratum of everything.

AUM is composed of three letters, AU- M, and is invoked three times

before any spiritual practice. This is so because AUM, the Divine Principle, has three levels of reality.

AUM is A: Absolute Transcendental Being, Paramatman, the Supreme Soul or Self, which is beyond thought, description, and imagination. Aum reveals Itself at this level as SAT CHIT ANANDA: pure Beingness, Awareness, Wholeness.

AUM is U: Universal Immanent Being, Vishvatman, the Cosmic Life or Self, which has become the universe and which is present in each and every particle of the universe as the Animating, Underlying, Maintaining Power. AUM, the Cosmic Light, performs three main tasks at this level: Generation, Organisation, Destruction. Aum is also known as Adhidaivam, the Universal God or Providence.

AUM is M: Mental Superconscious Being, Jivatman, the superconscious Life or Self, which is a reflection of the Universal Life at individual level. It Animates, Maintains and Enlightens the individual’s existence: body, breath, brain, mind, ego and all organs, faculties, and experiences. AUM, the Superconscious Light, has a spiritual connection with both the Universal Light and the Transcendental Light. It reveals itself as Sat-chidananda to the spiritual adept in deep meditation.

The Glory of AUM is revealed through the GAAYATRI Mantra. It is a sacred chant (gaaya), which holds a series of three (tri) keys that allow spiritual seekers to gradually -become conscious of AUM in their bodies, lives and in the universe, -unravel the mysteries of AUM at the three different levels, and -establish spiritual connection among the three different levels with a view to attaining spiritual enlightenment and self fulfillment.

GAYATRI MANTRA (5 Facets)

1. AUM: BHUUR, BHUVAH, SWAH 2. AUM: TAT, SAVITUR, VAREYNYAM 3. BHARGO, DEVASYA, DHEEMAHI 4. DHIYO, YONAH, PRACHODAYAAT 5. AUM

MEANING: - Divine Being: (is) Source of Life, Vitality, Consciousness - Divine Being: (is) Supreme, Source of All Existence, fit to be worshipped - Self-Effulgent, Divine Being, to be contemplated (so that) - Purified consciousness, arising within us, becomes enlightened, (by) - Divine Being, Full of Life, Light and Love.

GAYATRI MANTRA:

To be chanted (with full devotion, & understanding of all the keys) -With full voice -With moderate voice -With a humming voice -Mentally -Assisted by the Gaayatri Mudraa

Gaayatri Mudraa

Sitting still and breathing gently but deeply

AUM…

Bhuur

Bhuvah

Swah

AUM…

Tat savitur varenyam

Bhargo

Devasya Dheemahi

See the light between the eyebrows. Breathe while focussing on it for some seconds. Remain still.

Dhiyo yonah

Pracho dayaat

Attract the Universal Light

Breathe silently and deeply for some seconds

AUM…

Watch the inbreath and outbreath movements silently. Be still and enjoy the Divine Presence that harmonises, heals and heightens.

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