[Advaita-l] Gayatri Mantra.

Gopal gopal.gopinath at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 11:47:18 CDT 2011

Dear Sri Srikanta,

I am intrigued by your explanation of Gayathri manthra, to say the least.
kIndly send me the reference to your unique interpretation of some padaa-s
of the mantra.
Also kindly explain, citing references to undo my ignorance, how you
correlate 'hridaya' with  'yoni'.  Also Sri Ramana was not referring to
anything extra (physical part or conceptual entity) in the Guha when he
pointed to Heart as the abode of Self.   Based on your unique
interpretation, I can't wait to see how you would explain 'prachodayaath'
although I am not holding my breadth.



On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 10:53 AM, Srikanta Narayanaswami <
srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Namaste,
> ///
> That is why,Gayatri mantra says 'Diyoyonah Prachodayath".It is
> "diyoyoni"which is in every one's heart.as the Mundaka sruthi
> states'Nihitam Guhayam".Ramana also says "Hrdaya kuhara madhye".That is why
> skandan or Subramanya is given the name,"Guhan".Vishnushasranama
> chants,"gahano guhah".The B>g has a chapter,:"ajayoga Raja Guhya yoga".
> //
> What is "diyoyoni" ?
> regs,
> Sriram
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The word "Dhiyoyonah"is formed by two words,"Dhi+Yonah.The word "dhi"means
> "Light"or "tejas' or chaitanya
> emanating due to Knowledge or Jnana.That is "advaita jnana".The Gayatri
> mantra is a prayer to the Sun God.Here,the Sun God who is the source of
> light or Jnana is worshipped by the seeker.We say"asavadityo
> Brahma,brahmaiva ahamasmi"
> The Sun God is a symbol of jnana.In Advaita the microcosm is the
> macrocosm.But,we cannot see the "Atman"within us,due to our ignorance.This
> "dhiyoyoni"which in our heart is different from the biological yoni.This
> "dhi'which is in our heart has to be kindled or illuminated by the "all
> pervading'chaitanya or tejas every where.The mantra states:
> "Tat savitruvarenyam Bhargo devasya dhimahi Dhiyoyonah Prachodayath"
> Translating literally,this means "That rays of the (divine Sun
> God-Bharga)which is effulgent and superior(varenyam)which is light(that
> dispels darkness of ignorance)kindle or illuminate my heart(which is
> receiver of knowledge-jnana)."
> The same prayer is reflected in the "Mundakopanishath"sruthi":
> "Hiranmayena patrena sathyasyapihitam mukham!
> Tattvam Pushan apavrunu Sathyadharmaya drstaye"!!
> "The face of Truth is covered by the Golden orb
> He Pushan!(one of the names of Sun God,which gives light or dispels
> darkness)
> remove the cover so that the "Tattva"is revealed to me who yearns to see
> the Truth".
> This is a very important mantra in the "Ishavasyopanishath"and is to be
> studied with Shankara's commentary
> to clearly understand the purport.
> This is one of clues to point out that"Maya'covers the "Truth".
> n.Srikanta.
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