Life and Soul \ Brahman
goode at DPW.COM
Thu Feb 19 09:45:48 CST 1998
At 01:34 PM 2/18/98 -0500, MANTRALAURA at DELPHI.COM wrote:
> Note: Later in this upaniShad, "aananda" is used
>instead of "anaantaM" as being "Bliss". Swaami
>Dayaananda explains that this Bliss is in the
>nature of limitlessness or fullness. Therefore,
>the equivalent of "satyaM j~naanam-anaantaM" is
>(the nature of Brahman being) - sat (existence,
>limitlessness), chit (awareness, consciousness,
>knowledge), aananda (bliss, fullness, known content).
Swami Chinmayananda also speaks of these three (satyaM j~naanam-anaantaM)
as "non-qualifying attributes" of Brahman. Each one is a way of explaining
how Brahman is not limited.
satyaM - unlimited by non-being or causality
j~naanam - unlimited by avidya or Maya or space
anaantaM - unlimited by mental modifications or vrittis
>From Thu Feb 19 13:33:26 1998
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 13:33:26 -0500
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To: "Advaita (non-duality) with reverence" <ADVAITA-L at TAMU.EDU>
From: Ram Chandran <chandran at TIDALWAVE.NET>
Subject: nArAyaNa gAyatri
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Ravi Mayavaram <msr at REDDY20.TAMU.EDU> writes:
> Can someone give a detailed meaning of nArAyaNa gayatri.......
nArAyaNa gAyatri is in praise of Maha Vishnu and a rigorous explanation
comes after reading the Essence of gAyatri Mahamantra. Giri's Homepage
at the WEB Address: http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/1415/ contains
the meaning of gaYatri mantra in greater detail. A quick outline of the
meaning of gAyatri mantra is given below.
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Gayatri is a Mantra(vedic hymn) which inspires righteous wisdom its
meaning is that the Almighty God may illuminate our intellect which
may lead us to righteous path. This is most important teaching. All
the problems of a person are solved if he is endowed with the gift
of righteous wisdom. Having endowed with far sighted wisdom, a
man is neither entangled in calamity nor does he tread wrong path.
Righteous wisdom stars emerging as soon as a methodical recitation
of this Mantra is performed.
OM Almighty God
BHOOR Embodiment of vital or spiritual energy
BHUVAHA Destroyer of suffering
SWAHA Embodiment of happiness
TAT That (indicating God)
SAVITUR Bright, luminous, like and sun
VARENIYAM Supreme, best
HARGO Destroyer of sins
DHEEMAHI May receive
PRACHODAYAT May inspire
Translated it means: "O God, Thou art the giver of life, the remover of
pain and sorrow, the bestower of happiness; O Creator of the Universe,
may we receive thy supreme, sin-destroying light; may Thou guide our
intellect in the right direction."
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