13 August 2013 - QA 1

Gurudev, I’ve heard Gayatri mantra being played on tapes in public. How important is it to get initiated?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

We will go into all those details some other time.

Ga-ya-tri – there are three types of misery. We have three bodies, the gross body, the subtle and the causal body. And in all the three levels there is misery. The human life has to cross-over all the three, and that is what Gayatri means. One who sings it, sails over the ocean of misery to go to bliss.