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Gayatri - an essential subject
A mantra is a Vedic hymn. The gayatri mantra is a very special Vedic hymn, and oozes with auspiciousness and purity. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to recite this hymn, and according to scriptures, not everyone should do so. One needs to be spiritually very qualified and pure to be able to recite this hymn; hence, it is given during one's second initiation secretly, through one's spiritual master. Therefore, people who recite this mantra without any spiritual qualification commit a grave sin. Its significance is evident by the fact that it is the beginning of all Vedic mantras.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Gayatri category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
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Vanipedia has now over 903 introductory articles compiled from Srila Prabhupada's books under the series titled Essential Subjects. All these articles can be seen in the Table of Content on the right side of this article and also here in this Umbrella Category. Browse through them to relish the breadth and depth of Srila Prabhupada's teachings - There is a subject for everyone.