Tim – Sunday March 4

Things are getting a little better. Thank you for your prayers!

Tim has had energy to take short walks and “putter” a little bit indoors, and in our orchard. Even so – since the infection was only getting better very gradually, we decided to go with another carefully chosen antibiotic, with our GP keeping in mind Tim’s sensitivities… His energy is increasing – but intermittent pain remains… Energy heals, so we are very hopeful…

The Gayatri Mantra has been very helpful over the past month or so… Tim has had times of deep physical pain… This mantra is not only for “healing” but to help you transcend suffering… May the pain be lifted NOW, by God’s grace.

I listened to several versions of the Gayatri Mantra online one day, just to see what is out there. Swamiji’s version is (no surprise) the deepest and has the highest appeal for continuous listening, and meditation.   Click on the photo to see more testimonials.

Mantra CD

The Gayatri Mantra

This 5000 year old mantra is one of the most ancient sacred and powerful mantras to meditate upon that can assist you in transcending the experience of suffering…

AUM bhur bhuvaha svaha
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yonah prachodayat AUM

I also enjoyed this other version of the Gayatri Mantra  for lighter listening – nice for sacred music while at the computer… It is not as deep, but it has a sweet appeal. It is from another group, and I know nothing about them, but I liked the mantra. (I found it while looking for the words of the mantra to copy and paste, above.)

English Translation:

We meditate on the transcendental Glory of the Deity Supreme, who is inside the heart of the earth, inside the life of the sky and inside the soul of Heaven.  May He stimulate and illuminate our minds.

Other Translations:

Through the coming, going and the balance of life the essential nature which illumines existence is the adorable one may all perceive through subtle intellect
the brilliance of enlightenment
May we meditate on the effulgent Light (or Power)
of the Worshipful One Who Has given birth to all worlds.
May this One direct our Mind-rays towards the path of Good.

O Lord, Thou are the protector of life and of breath,
dispeller of miseries and bestower of happiness.
Thou are the creator and the most acceptable intelligence,
possessing eternal qualities. May Thine qualities and Thy inspiration pass to us.


4 Responses to “Tim – Sunday March 4”

  1. Janet Greenwood Says:

    Thank you Mary for sharing the words to this beautiful chant. I often listen to Swamiji’s recording of this while driving of all things. It was suggested to me once as something to listen to while driving around during a busy stressful Chistmas season. It became a good habit! I love the other version you posted as well.
    I will remember Tim in my prayers.
    Joy and blessings to you and your family.

  2. Margaret Says:

    Thank you for sharing an update about Tim. I am happy that he is seeing some improvement, and I will continue to pray for him. Thank you for sharing about the power of Gayatri Mantra. As I chant it in the early morning, I will remember Tim and your family.

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