by I K Taimni 1974
The Theosophical Publishing House. 1974
- The symbology of Gayatri is the same as that of the triune Deity- Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesa – the only difference being that the form is female instead of male. Their powers of creation, preservation and destruction are represented by the three goddesses – Sarasvati, Lakshmi and Kaali.
- The fact that contemplation on Gayatri leads to the gradual unfoldment of human consciousness at three levels ( intellect, intuition, real), step by step, will enable us to understand the reference to Gayatri as the mother of the Vedas. The Vedas in their most general and deeper sense mean the totality of knowledge which exists on the higher planes with regard to the Manifest and Unmanifest. ..It progressively unfolds the consciousness in a path of connecting with the Universal Mind.
- Before any spiritual light from the innermost recesses of our being can break into the realms of our mind, much has to be accomplished. Impurities have to be removed, distortions to be straightened oput, the vehicles to be harmonized. It is only in such a prepared mind, freed from these ordinary defects, that the light of higher knowledge can manifest.
In one of his books published by the Theosophical Publishing House, the learned Professor Leadbeater, who is famed for clairvoyant vision, states that when an aspirant recites each Gayatri Mantra, blue throated angels of the size of 10 cm to 15 cm arrive and receive with great respect and reverence and happiness, (the vibrations of each) Gayatri mantra with their hands and fly away thankfully.