THE SUN BEHIND THE SUN

A Post by Michael McCann (Spandan)

As the One Sun illumines the whole world, so does the in-dweller illumine the whole body-mind field” 

Bhagavad Gita

In the language of symbols, the sun is the universal symbol of spiritual light. In some Indian teachings, there is reference to “the sun behind the sun”. This is an immeasurably greater sun, concealed in dazzling darkness, “behind the sun”. 

Swami Nishchalananda chants the Gayatri mantra

The morning chant in the ashram has changed from Mrityunjaya healing mantra to the Gayatri mantra, which we chant 27 times at 7.30 a.m. every morning. Swamiji decided that this mantra is now more appropriate to the times as they develop from the Coronavirus pandemic; times that need compassion but also wisdom.