Om Bhur Bhuva Sveha, Tat Savitur Vareniyam
Bhargo de vasya dhimahi, Dhi yo yo naa pracho dayaot.
Endless times, we have recited the Gayatri, which is believed to be the ‘Sarva Shrestha Mantra. Besides its literal meaning, going word by word, it has also been the basis on which the Maharishis of ancient times have been able to sit in meditation for months…. years.
How? While praying to the Sun-God, we must understand that the sun is the basis of the existence of all life in earth. If there was no sun, the plants could not make food through photosynthesis. If there were no plants, there would be no food for the animals and for us too. So, if there was no sun, there would be no life on the planet.
While, reciting the Gayatri, we asked the Sun God to give to us directly, the energy which we receive from it via the plants. In a way, we try to by-pass the plant route.
It was this media which was used by the Rishis who sat for long periods of time in meditation, without food or water. The energy of the sun, would nourish their bodies directly, and not let it decay or die.
It takes only a few seconds; when you step out in the morning, just bow and pay obeisance to the one who is the basis of our sustenance on Mother Earth.