US astronaut to spread Sai Baba's message for global peace


Press Trust of India
Hyderabad, January 19



A former US astronaut has embarked on a mission to bring about world peace by spreading the message of India's holy man Satya Sai Baba whom the New York Times called "a friend in India to all the world".

Brain O'Leary, a physicist and former science and energy policy advisor to four US presidential candidates, is arriving in India on Friday to meet with Sai Baba to get his advice on how to bring about peace, according to sources close to the astronaut.

O'Leary will also meet "free energy technology" scientist, Paramahamsa Tewari of Karwar, former head of the Kaiga atomic station, whose theory of extracting energy from space has found followers abroad, the sources said.

Describing Baba as "the greatest example of inter-faith spiritual unity since Buddha," the sources said that by spreading his "message of truth, peace, love, righteousness, and nonviolence" the US astronaut hopes that global peace will "break out in mere days from across the US, India, Pakistan, to Iraq."



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Triple aspects of Gayathri :

Who is Gayathri? Gayathri is not a Goddess. Gayathri is the mother of the Vedas (Gayathri Chandasam matha). Gaayantham thrayathe ithi Gayathri. Gaaathri is that which redeems the chanter of the manthra. Gayathri is present wherever the manthra is chanted.

Gayathri, however, has three names: Gayathri, Savitri, Saraswathi. These three are present in everyone. Gayathri represents the senses. It is the master of the senses. Savitri is the master of the life force (Prana).   Savitri signifies truth. Saraswathi is the presiding deity of speech (Vaak). The three represent purity in thought, word and deed (Thrikarana Suddhi). Although Gayathri has three names, all the three are in each of us as the senses (Gayathri), the power of speech (Saraswathi) and the life force, (Savithri).

Gayathri is said to have five face and hence is called Panchamukhi. Is there anybody in the world with five faces? No. In the Ramayana, Ravana is said to have ten heads. If really he had ten heads, how would he be able to lie in his bed or move about? This is not the inner meaning of this description. He is said to be ten headed because he was the master of the four Vedas and the six Sastras. Likewise, Gayathri is described as five faced. The five faces are: Om (the Pranava) is the first face. The Pranava principle represents the eight different forms of wealth (Ashta Aiswarya). The second face is:Bhurbhuvas-suvaha. The third is: Thath-Savitur-varenyam. The fourth is: Bhargo Devasya dhemahi. Dheeyo yo nah prachodayaath is the fifth face. When the Gayathri mantra is understood in this way, it will be realised that all the five aspects of Gaayathri are within each of us.  


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