Q.12. Why is Gayatri Upasana considered supreme as compared to other forms of worship ?
Ans. Gayatri is the fountainhead of all streams of divine powers personified and designated as deities (Lakhyami, Durga, Saraswati etc.) Thus by invocation of Gayatri the Sadhak starts accessing divine attributes. Speciality of Gayatri Sadhana lies in the fact that it provides the Sadhak an access to the huge store of spiritual energy accumulated in the cosmos by Tap of innumerable Gayatri Sadhakas since times immemorial. With a little effort, he is able to get assistance from the ancient Rishis in astral realms (the abodes of elevated and enlightened soul ) and moves speedily realms on the spiritual path.
Gayatri Sadhana is based on the super-science governing the laws of transformation of matter and energy by influx of divine energies from supramental (Para) realms to the natural (a-Para) realm.
Gayatri is also personification of God ’s power of righteous wisdom. Assimilating the substance and meaning underlying its worship leads to far-sighted wisdom. This alone is sufficient incentive to inspire one to lead righteous life and effortlessly get rid of worldly sorrows, grief, pain and suffering. The Sadhak gets patience to endure difficulties which cannot be avoided. He is also crowned with worldly success on account of inculcation of perseverance and courage to march ahead on the path of integral growth.
Attainment of heaven and liberation are the outcome of refinement in outlook and incorporation of excellence in the method of working. It is not necessary to wait for the next life after death for achieving these twin aims. Liberation from bondage means freedom from the fetters of greed, infatuation and egoism. A person who assimilates the knowledge underlying Gayatri and infuses his soul with inner refinement surely gets liberated from worldly bondage. However, when Jap is performed in a routine manner as a ritual and no attempt is made to assimilate its substance in practical life , no perceptible progress takes place.