The Gayatri (Sanskrit: गायत्री, gāyatrī) is a Vedic hymn personifying Hindu goddess Gayatri. According to I. K. Taimni, the power of the. I. K. Taimni (Iqbal Kishen Taimni, –) was a Professor of Chemistry at the Allahabad Gayatri; Glimpses into the Psychology of Yoga; Man, God and the Universe · Science and Occultism · The Science of Yoga: The Yoga Sutras of . Results 1 – 17 of 17 GAYATRI. La pratique religieuse journalière des hindous by I-K Taimni and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available.

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But this very fact makes it possible for the phrases and mantras to be interpreted in a great variety of ways thus causing confusion in the mind of the student.

Much of our Sanskrit literature in the field of religion and philosophy is of this kind. They are not characters from mythology but historical personages records of whose lives have been preserved in the minutest detail. Looked at from the purely physical point of veiw, the Sun is a huge sphere of blinding- glory radiating light and other innumerable kinds of physical energies throughout the solar system. It is not only that we get a more glorious vision of Reality but we find ourselves becoming more and more one with the Reality we perceive.

We have a very rich and extensive literature in Sanskrit on the subject but unfortunately this literature deals mostly with the external procedures and mantras and very little light is thrown upon the principles underlying these procedures or their inner significance.

There are thus many traditions paddhatis which are followed by different classes of Hindus in the most rigid manner as is the gayztri of all orthodox people.

It would be as absurd to suppose this as it would be to imagine that there could ever come a time when scientific knowledge will become complete and we would ever reach the ultimate boundary of this knowledge.


This does not mean, of course, that the sddhaka can allow gayatrii imagination to run riot and begin to live in a world of make-believe divorced from the hard and exacting realities of spiritual life. The relation of these different constituent vibrations to the one fundamental vibration is not unlike that of the leaves and branches of a tree to its trunk.

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Kiran marked it as to-read Jun 13, Since Pranava is the vachaka or expression of Isvara the powers which can be aroused in the sadhaka and the expansion of his consciousness which can thereby take place are practically unlimited. When Taimni was 11 years old he lost his mother to tuberculosis.

The guru kept them under observation and watched their actions and reactions generally for a long time before drawing them closer to himself.

We all know that in the field of Science the name of the discoverer of a scientific law or invention is generally associated with that law or invention and the law is generally named after him. Because the power of each letter in a mantra is derived ultimately from the highest plane it can affect all the planes haimni the physical to the Atmic.

Such a course results generally in failure, frustration and a consequent loss of faith in Yogic methods. This is what is called mamra-siddhi.

Gayatri : The Daily Religious Practice of the Hindus

The fundamental fact we have to grasp and keep in our mind is that vibration, form and consciousness are related to one another in a very intimate manner tiamni affect one another in all kinds of ways. Many commentators have missed completely the real significance of words and phrases used in the Gayatri mantra and an essentially pure and lofty subject has been obscured by lengthy explanations which explain nothing and serve merely to mystify the reader.

Gajatri were these Jivatmas involved initially in this world process? Such a light which is gaytri result of a healthy functioning of the buddhic faculty can come from within only when the mind is sufficiently purified by righteous living and yogic self-discipline as pointed out in the Yoga-Sutras Spiritual light enables us to realize supramental realities of the spiritual world.


I. K. Taimni

The process is not unlike that of raising a sky-scraper in which the completion of each successive storey enables the whole process of construction to be transferred to the next higher level. Taimni accompanied her and got enrolled for a PhD in London University. They are like the anupdnas 1 The preliminary mantra stating the name of the Rishi, metre, etc.

Gradually, other subsidiary practices were introduced to help those aspirants who were not able to derive any considerable benefit gayqtri japa alone. His success in this direction at the time of the worship will be governed almost entirely by the condition of his mind and the attitudes which he is able to maintain tqimni the rest of the day. We need not pursue this idea further. Other Books By Author. Taimni were both vegetarians, and were lifelong members of the Theosophical SocietyAdyar, Gajatri.

Notify Me We will send an email as soon as we get it in stock. We should not be led to imagine from this that Sanskrit is a favoured language and has some special place in the scheme of Nature. Thus the crescent moon on the head of Siva symbolizes periodicity and time, the conch-shell in the hand of Vishnu symbolizes Nada, the power hidden in sound, the rosary in the hand of Brahma symbolizes japa and so on.

If the mind of the sadhaka is full of the right emotions and aspirations, if there is present a high degree of self-surrender and the soul is yearning for union with his Ishta Devata, then only can the Divine Player play effectively upon the vehicles and bring out from them exquisite music.