1. Gayatri Mantra


om bhur bhuvah svah
tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah pracodayat

Earth Atmosphere Heavens.
We meditate on the sacred light
of the effulgent source.
Let that inspire
our thoughts.

(The Gayatri is considered one of the most powerful of all mantras. I feel that it brings me face to face with the ineffable mystery of life: here we are in the manifest world and in the very same moment in the greater reality of our being as the Self. I also feel that I'm chanting the Gayatri for all beings-praying that all beings may be illuminated.)