Vedhaaham etham Purusham MahaanthamAadithyavarnam thamsah parasthaath (Purusha Shuktham).
IN ANCIENT days the sages, who were doing Thapas and finally had a vision of the Reality, declared that they had realised the Divine, whose effulgence was that of the sun, beyond the darkness of ignorance. They also taught that God is the embodiment of Truth and had to be experienced as such. They declared that one who does not see this truth is akin to an animal. That is why there is the saying that one who is revelling in untruth is only an animal. Truth issues from Prema. In this world there is nothing greater than prema. The more you love, the more blissful you become. Divinity is the embodiment of love. Love shines as the eternal truth in every one's heart. However, it will be dormant in the heart of the selfish. Prema shines only in the heart of the person who is selfless. Love cannot co-exist with ego and pomp. Love is the royal path that can take you to the highest state of the Divine. Thi...
Om bhoorbhuvaha swaaha
Thath savithur varenyam
Bhargo dhevasya dheemahi
Dhiyo yonaha prachodhayath
THE Gayathri (Vedhic prayer to illuminate the intellect) is the Universal prayer enshrined in the Vedhas (Divine Knowledge), the most ancient scriptures of man. It is addressed to the Immanent and Transcendent Divine which has been given the name 'Savitha,' meaning 'that from which all this is born.' The Gayathri may be considered as having three parts - (i) Praise, (11) Meditation, (iii) Prayer. First the Divine is praised, then It is meditated upon in reverence and finally an appeal is made to the Divine to awaken and strengthen the intellect, the discriminating faculty of man.
The Gayathri is considered as Vedhasaara - "the essence of the Vedhas." Vedha means knowledge, and this prayer fosters and sharpens the knowledge-yielding faculty. As a matter of fact the four Mahaavaakyas or 'core-declarations' enshrined in the four Vedhas are implied in this Gayathri manthra.
Every human bei...
20 June 1977
Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 13 (1975 - 77)
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