Can the Gayatri mantra be chanted after sunset

Mantra & meditation


The word mantra (Sanskrit: "Ratspruch") consists of the roots man (think; feel; perceive / manas: thinking; understanding; soul; that which makes a person), which is mentally related to the German and tram (helping, protective force). "Manas" is the totality of the world of thoughts and feelings with all the wishes and fears. "Tra" means saving, holding or protecting. Mantras are words that have a collecting effect on the mind. It can be called the mantra, the mantras or the mantras. The mantras are differentiated according to their length in Bija, Hrdaya, Dharani etc. The shortest mantra is the monosyllabic Bija-Mantra ("seed", "seed syllable").

Mantras usually cannot be translated literally and, viewed superficially, have no meaning or meaning. On closer inspection, mantras are powerful sound energies. Like a seed that falls and germinates on fertile ground, mantras can develop undreamt-of powers inside the Sadhaka (= seeker; disciple) and ultimately lead to the realization of his true nature.

Mantras are syllables, words or short sentences that have a special inherent power in addition to their meaning. Mantras have a sound and resonance effect as well as mostly a metaphysical or mystical meaning. In every culture, in every language, there have been such magical words from ancient times. They have a kind of key role. With their help we can open up certain energy and resonance fields in the body and soul.


Strengthen the heart's resonance field

The electro-magnetic oscillation of the heart is many times stronger than the brain and of course the stomach (emotion) oscillation. We are manipulated via the brain and stomach chakra while at the same time the heart chakra is weakened. So we need to strengthen our heart chakra to see who we really are. This is the only way to put an end to the manipulation from outside and to reprogram our old programming (conditioning), with which we free ourselves, no longer react only to appearances but act actively, creatively.

The lowest resonance frequency on earth is on average 7.8 Hz per second (rounded up to 8 Hz, "Schumann resonance"). This deep tone cannot be heard by humans in the normal state of perception. The extreme limits of perception of the human ear start at 16 Hz for the lowest tone (the highest perceptible tone is between 20,000 Hz - 32,718 Hz). The fourth octave of 16 Hz is 256 Hz. This tone was determined by Joseph Sauveur (1653-1716; founder of acoustics) as the concert pitch "C". It could be proven, "[...] that the natural frequencies of the vocal cords when singing and those of the lips when blowing and whistling can be derived from this frequency, as well as all the intrinsic tones of resonant resonance bodies, cavities in the human body and even the barely perceptible small ones Intervals of birdsong. [...] "

Based on 8 Hz or the lowest perceptible tone of 16 Hz, the "A = 432 Hz system" is calculated.

The Bija mantra for the heart chakra (Anahata) is YAM (see below), music note: C5, 128 Hz - 256 Hz - 512 Hz, or according to the "Cosmic Octave" C #, 136.10 Hz (blue -Green, turquoise; Earth year, OM).

Quote: New music in 432 Hertz


Where are the origins of the mantras?

Most of the mantras have been narrated in Sanskrit. Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages ​​in the world. In the writings from the Vedic times it is reported that Rishis, the wise men of that time, intuitively grasped or received the mantric wisdom. These experiences can also be evoked today with the correct application of the mantras.

Also known are the mantras, which consist of single or compound letters, the so-called Bija mantras or germ mantras. The letters that make up such mantras are called Bija Aksaras. In the Hindu religion each deity is represented by a "Bija Aksara", which in human language is the closest equivalent to the form of the "Nada", the sound vibration that arises at the moment of the manifestation of the deity. These aksaras or mantras are used as words of invocation to that deity. The best known of these seed mantras is Pranava "Om" for Brahman (Pranava = lit. "Sum", designation for the syllable Om). The chakra teaching in yoga also contains the teaching of the seed syllables for each chakra. There are directions that have systematically recorded and described this.

Chakras are the 7 main energy centers in the body through which our energetic exchange with the outside world takes place. These all have their own vibrations and can be activated by these seed syllables.

In fact, the literal meaning often has little to do with the power that mantras give. Our mind, our actions and the things around us can be purified and charged with spiritual power through mantras. The special vibration of holy places and pilgrimage centers arose partly from the fact that at some point someone sang holy mantras in these places. Afterwards these places exerted a great spiritual attraction. The vibrations set in motion by chanting the mantra make our subtle sensations receptive to spiritual knowledge. The sound that every being makes makes countless waves in the sea of ​​sound that move in the atmosphere. This overall atmosphere causes cosmic interactions. Mantras act on this sound atmosphere.


What role do sound and breath play in mantras?

Every letter, every word and every syllable has, in addition to the meaning in common linguistic usage, sound information, a special sound pattern. The carrier of these sound patterns is, on the one hand, our body, which consists of various elements, and, on the other hand, the air flow that is guided through our breath. The diaphragm, larynx, mouth, lips, tongue and the different airflows are involved in the formation of the sound. Every sound pattern is based on a certain breathing pattern and a certain guidance of the breath flow. The breath is filled with life energy. In the language of yoga it is called the pranic power. Great importance was attached to pranayama, the balancing of the breathing force. Therefore, mantras have a breath-activating and balancing effect at the same time. Every breathing pattern is based on an energy pattern on a different level. When breathing and vocal training, fine friction is created by air currents, which set the tissue and body cells in vibration. These in turn trigger chemical and electrophysical reactions to e.g. brain waves, skin currents and muscle tone. The mantra application represents a subtle energy work.


How should mantras be used?

The body should rest relaxed and the mind should concentrate on the content of the mantra. When sung, mantras can have a powerful effect. The mantra singing with its subtle, recurring melody helps people to achieve a vegetative balance and mental and physical relaxation. However, the application is very different from one individual to another. Some who like to meditate in silence and can concentrate accordingly will only mentally repeat mantras in silence. Others who enjoy the voice and like to work with the voice will prefer singing or singing along. Still others can best internalize a mantra by listening to it, with excellent concentration and meditation. As a rule, however, it will take a certain amount of time before the mind can adjust itself sufficiently and the effect can occur. It is recommended to use mantras or mantra chants predominantly undisturbed with a devotional attitude so that the effect is maintained. Once you have internalized the mantras, you can differentiate the area of ​​action according to the type of application. In order to work with it in the physical, one recites the mantras rather aloud, if they are to have more effect in the soul, one recites them quietly. The smaller the stimulus (sound), the higher (spiritually) the level of effect.


What is the importance of repeating mantras?

Through repetition, the wandering thoughts are tied to the mantra. The repetition of the mantras gives the mind a simple, effective task. This creates a spontaneously occurring meditative effect. The repetition causes the mantra to become fully present in the consciousness. A connection from the inner microcosm to the outer macrocosm is established. A subtle flow of energy comes into flow. Realizing the content is a very important process in the use of mantras. It means bringing about a state of consciousness in the present, bridging time and space to the here and now. Presenting also means that one becomes conscious of the perfect present and thereby unites the past and the future in the present, immediate experience of being.


What role does language play in mantras?

Mantras cannot and should not be attempted to translate into another language, as this changes the original character. The sound effect is then not created in the same way. Sanskrit is a special language for mantras. By the way, many European languages ​​have their roots in Sanskrit, so this language is not completely foreign. Mantric prayers in their original form of speech have a completely different sound and resonance effect. In the past, the traditional Christian "Our Father" was rather intoned in the Greek version (repeated in line with the sound image). The Gatas, the holy sayings of Zoroaster, were also sung. The mode of action of Sanskrit mantras is scientifically investigated today. It is observed again and again through external or own experiments that people experience a special inner silence and deep self-integration. Linguistic and cultural affiliation only plays a subordinate role.


How can you use mantras for healing?

We make sounds when we are in pain, and these sounds help ease the pain. Many of us can cry and complain during severe emotional trauma, which, for example, promotes the breakdown of stress hormones, releases muscle tension and the associated energy blockages, which helps to alleviate emotional pain. There are people who have completely eliminated chronic pain by chanting mantras. In part, this may be because the sounds produced help the production of endorphins, the pain-killing neurochemicals that are hundreds of times more potent than morphine.

There is a considerable potential for healing powers within humans that could be used to maintain health or to support the healing of illnesses. Many people have the desire to use their own inner powers in a more targeted and conscious manner. Mantras are an important aid here. The meditative deep relaxation that has been introduced plays an important role in this. Mantras have different levels of healing properties. One level is the physical, where the vibrations are used as a kind of subtle vibration massage. On the emotional level, healing feelings are awakened. Peace, serenity, joy, love and reconciliation are experienced within. This could also be called healing of the heart. Unconscious emotional blockages dissolve. We get access to our inner soul world again. Another dimension of the effect is the transpersonal or trancendent, which goes into the indescribable.


Everything is sound

Everything arose from sound, sound is the origin of everything. A certain frequency, i.e. a certain sound, can also be assigned to each planet.

Sounds are very powerful. Let's just think about our normal everyday language. The mind associates every word with a certain form, a certain content. Even our everyday language is very powerful: words can hurt or please, sad or cheerful. Music also has a great influence on our minds. Everyone could certainly observe in themselves that certain music has a calming effect, while other music has an upsetting effect on the inside. How powerful must the sounds of a mantra be, which have a very special energy!


The Gayatri mantra

The Gayatri mantra is one of the most important mantras in Hinduism. It is aimed at the manifestation of the absolute in the life-giving power of the sun. Gayatri is the name of the meter used and also of the goddess who rules over this mantra.

The Gayatri mantra is as follows:

OM Bhur Bhuvah Svaha

Act Savitur Varenyam

Bargho Devasya Dhimahi

Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayath

The meaning of the individual syllables:

OM: the original sound, the all-encompassing, that which goes beyond everything

Bhur: the gross; Earth; body

Bhuvah: the subtle; Astral plane

Svaha: causal level; sky

Deed: "That"; Brahman; God

Savitur: the divine solar power Savitri

Varenyam: to love dearly; worship

Bargho: healing light that gives wisdom; spiritual radiance

Devasya: divine reality; grace

Dhimahi: we meditate; we consider

Dhiyo: Buddhi; understanding

Yo: which one

Nah: our

Prachodayath: enlightened


One possible translation is:

"Let us meditate on the Om, from which the three realms, the coarse-earthly, the finer-ethereal, the finest-heavenly have emerged. Let us worship the highest, indescribable, divine being, the creative, life-giving power that is itself also makes known in the sun. Let us meditate on the radiant light of God, which destroys all darkness and all ignorance. Oh God, we plead with you, let your light illuminate our spirit. "

The Gayatri mantra should be recited three times a day: at sunrise, at noon and at sunset. Depending on the time of day, the goddess Gayatri is visualized in a different form.



What is meditation anyway?

Meditation leads us into the depths of our human being, experiencing it gives us security and leads to harmony with us, our fellow human beings and nature.


In practical terms, meditation is an exercise in which one concentrates intensely on one thing in a relaxed posture. External disturbances such as noises and thoughts that go through your head are perceived but not followed up.


And if you let yourself be distracted for a short time, you always return to what you are concentrating on. This can be a picture, a burning candle, a short meditation formula, a Bible text, a prayer, your own breath, or the moving body.

This deliberate switch-off causes the blood pressure to drop and the heartbeat to slow down. The mind, which is mostly restless in everyday life, relaxes, thinking and feeling come into harmony, the meditator feels calm and peaceful.


At the same time, the meditator learns to accept every moment as it is - without judging it or fighting against it.


However, the positive effect of meditation on body and soul only occurs when meditating regularly. A daily practice of 15 to 30 minutes is recommended, which experience has shown can best be integrated into the daily routine in the morning.

It may seem like a miracle to us, especially in times of stress, to be able to just sit quietly with an empty mind, but behind it there is just a bit of practice and one or the other method that allows us to calm our minds.


Many people talk about meditating. Few are aware that they are "concentrating" or "contemplating". Meditation is a state beyond concentration or contemplation. So meditation is becoming one with everything and thus the logical consequence of a path of self-discovery.


Forms of meditation

  • Martial arts

  • Kundalini meditation

  • Nataraj meditation

  • Nadabrahma meditation

  • Walking meditation

  • Dance meditation

  • Music and recitation

  • Insight meditation

  • Silence or calm meditation

  • Tantra



It is important to reflect on what true happiness is and where it can be found. A moment of reflection will show that you cannot find it in the past or future.


The past is over and you cannot rely on your memory. The future is sheer uncertainty. The only place where we can really find happiness is in the present. But even here you need to know where to look.


If you want to base your luck on things that change - noises,

Seen, sensations in general, people and things outside - you prepare yourself for a disappointment, like building a house on a cliff where landslides have repeatedly taken place in the past.


Meditation is therefore like a treasure hunt: to find that which has unchangeable and solid value in the mind, something that even death cannot touch.


Thanissaro Bhikkhu


1. Sense of meditation:
Meditation was recommended in ancient philosophies as an exercise to promote spiritual growth by allowing us access to our inner being. Nowadays we often have a completely different motivation to practice meditation.First and foremost, meditation promotes physical relaxation. It is said that about 20min. Meditation brings as much relaxation to the body as three hours of sleep. Meditation connects body, mind and soul to a unity and thus enables the conscious experience of our personal existence as well as the more conscious experience of our surroundings. Meditation can be practiced free from all religious thinking. It does not take up much of our daily time and it can be very enriching in our lives.


2. Goal of meditation:
For the practitioner, the goal of meditation is simply the meditation itself. There should be no other expectations here. We should not wait for a particular "inner void", nor should we make anything else an expectation. Any expectation would prevent us from truly relaxing and would prevent the meditative body state. Meditation is simply a time of DOING NOTHING, nothing more and nothing less. Certainly there are different possibilities of experience in meditation, but these should never be the goal of the meditator.

Meditation leads us into the depths of our human being, experiencing it gives us security and leads to harmony with us, our fellow human beings and nature. In practical terms, meditation is an exercise in which one concentrates intensely on one thing in a relaxed posture. External disturbances such as noises and thoughts that go through your head are perceived but not followed up.
And if you let yourself be distracted for a short time, you always return to what you are concentrating on. This can be a picture, a burning candle, a short meditation formula, a Bible text, a prayer, your own breath, or the moving body.


This deliberate switch-off causes the blood pressure to drop and the heartbeat to slow down. The mind, which is mostly restless in everyday life, relaxes, thinking and feeling come into harmony, the meditator feels calm and peaceful.

Meditation means:
present, to be in the here and now - as an observer, silent witness, without evaluating what is happening.
just to be there - with no goals, intentions or tasks to do.
let the constant stream of thoughts come to rest.
To practice mindfulness and awareness for everyday life.
accept what is in the moment.
To transcend the concept of the I and thus to experience silence, emptiness, freedom, space, being and peace.
practice consciously perceiving sensations, feelings and thoughts.
To open oneself in silence to a space of consciousness of not thinking and not knowing and thereby coming into contact with the forces of intuition, inspiration and creativity