The masters of Mantra Vidya
know that words are uttered by different parts of the mouth such as, throat (larynx), tongue, teeth, lips and the root of the tongue. During speech, the nerve-fibers of the particular parts of the mouth from which sound emits stretch upto different parts of the body and put pressure on the corresponding glands. If particular glands of the person concerned are diseased or dysfunctional he starts stammering while uttering the specific words. There are many large and small, visible and invisible glands in the body. Yogis know that some specific energies lie hidden in these glands, Shat-Chakras (six energy centre) related to the Sushumana are quite well-known but there are several other such glands in the body. The utterance of different words has its impact on different glands and by such impact the energy of these glands gets stimulated. Mantras have been composed on this basis. There are twenty-four letters in Gayatri-Mantra which are related to twenty-four such glands located in the body which, on getting stimulated, activate and awaken the powers of righteous wisdom. By uttering Gayatri Mantra the sitar of the subtle (Sookshma) body of the Sadhak starts playing, tinkling at twenty-four points, creating sound waves which impact important elements of the invisible world. It is this impact which becomes more and more pronounced and tangible through Gayatri Sadhana.
The flow of sound of these twenty-four letters of the Maha Mantra is of deep significance. The experts of the science of sound know the powers hidden in sound and the results which can be achieved by its subtle vibrations. Sound is synonymous with Brahma. It is Brahma from whom the original first creative vibration issues forth resulting in seven-time chanting of OM. Just as the pendulum of a clock keeps on moving by swinging to and fro, in the same way the sound waves of Om create vibrations which regulate this creation. Later, three main waves of Sat, Raj and Tam relating to Hreem, Shreem and Kleem elements respectively flow in this current. It is further divided into branches and sub-branches which are known as Beej-Mantras. The letters, words and clauses of Gayatri Mantra have been seen by a seer vision and emanate from the unified field of creative energy, arranged in a specific and special sequence and inter-relationship. Chanted with sincere devotion, they plug the sadhak’s soul into the supreme and inexhaustible fount of spiritual energy.
Singing of Deepak-rag lights up extinguished lamps. It starts raining when megh-malhar tune is sung. The melody created by playing flute makes the snakes wave their hoods in synchronicity, deer gets swooned and cows start yielding more milk. The warbling of cuckoo incites passion. Even strong iron bridges may collapse by the sound created by the in-step, coordinated and rhythmic marching of a troop soldiers. The army is, therefore, forbidden to march rhythmically, in-step, while crossing a bridge. Dr. Hutchinson of America has achieved success and fame in curing several patients suffering from incurable and painful diseases by different musical sounds. In India, Tantriks keep a Thali (large metallic plate) on a pot and play it in a special rhythm and are capable of curing persons bitten by poisonous snakes, scorpions etc. and those suffering from thyroid goitre, Vishvel (poisonous creeper), ghosts, mania etc. The vibrations of a specific sound spread in the ether and attract atoms of similar type and return to their origin within few moments, duly charged with appropriate energy which exercises curative impact in the appropriate area. This is how Mantras accomplish miraculous effects. The chanting of Gayatri Mantra activates the network of nerves in the mouth and stimulates specific glands. No sooner do they get stimulated, a Vedic symphony is created which spreads in the ether, takes a round of the entire universe, coming back to the source with its energy augmented manifold, capable of fulfilling the desired purpose.
Gayatri Sadhana, thus, becomes a spiritual as well as a material boon for the Sadhak.
The factor which makes Gayatri Mantra extremely potent is the sadhak’s confidence coupled with faith. Psychologists are well acquainted with the power of self confidence. Instances have been cited in several of my books and articles to prove that only on account of imaginary fear people met untimely death and persons who were almost dead got new life on account of faith and confidence. Tulsidas has in his Ramayan compared faith and confidence to Bhawani and Shankar and stated, “Bhawani Shankaro vande shraddha vishvas rupino.” It is faith which has the power to turn a bush into a ghost, a rope into a snake and an idol into God. There are people who happily sacrifice money, comfort and even life for defending one’s faith and conviction. Eklavya, Kabeer etc. are examples of persons who acquired Knowledge not directly from their masters, Gurus, but by dint of their unflinching faith in them. The basis of hypnotism is to get the desired work done by the subject just by infusing faith in him in the words of the physician. The Mantra of the Tantrik works miraculously on the patient only if he has deep faith in it. A Sadhak devoid of faith may utter that Tantrik Mantra hundreds of times but it will not have any effect. This fact applies to Gayatri Mantra also. When the Sadhak takes up Sadhana with faith and confidence Gayatri Mantra becomes much more effective and proves to be extra-ordinarily powerful due to the combined effect of faith and the Mantra’s own instrinsic spiritual energy.
It is shown in the sketch , which particular letter of Gayatri is related to which part of the body. The details are given in the following chart :-
Letter (Gland) Granthi Involved Energy
1 tat Tapini success
2 sa Saphalta bravery (Parakram)
3 vi Vishwa maintenance (Palan)
4 tur Tushti wellbeing (Kalyan)
5 va varda Yog
6 re revati love (prem)
7 ni Sookshma money
8 yam gyana brilliance(tej)
9 bhar bharga defence (raksha)
10 go gomati intellect (buddhi)
11 de devika suppression (daman)
12 va varahi devotion (nistha)
13 sya sinhani dharna (power of retention)
14 dhee dhyan Pran (life-breath)
15 ma maryada self-restraint (sanyam)
16 hi sfuta tap
17 dhi medha far-sightedness
18 yo yogmaya jagriti (awakening)
19 yo yogini production
20 naha dharini sarasta (sweetness)
21 pra prabhava ideal
22 cho ooshma courage
23 da drashya wisdom (vivek)
24 yat niranjan sewa (service)
Gayatri activates the above-mentioned twenty-four divine qualities in the devotee. With their growth, varied accomplishments (Siddhis) and prosperity start manifesting in the life of the devotees. Most of the people think that some god or goddess is bestowing these gifts because they are unable to see and understand the working of these subtle divine energies and the transformations flowing therefrom. Once they understand that transformations are taking place as a result of their own Sadhana they would realise that it is not by way of some unexpected gift from somewhere but is the result of a well organized scientific process of spiritual growth. Gayatri Sadhana is not based on blind faith but has a solid scientific basis.