The Gayatri MantraIn India we have many mantras, or incantations. In the Gita, Sri Krishna says that the Gayatri Mantra is the best of all the mantras. It means, we meditate or we contemplate on the Supreme Intelligence to endow us with the Supreme Knowledge. It is said that if one can recite this special mantra one hundred thousand times, then any desire he has, no matter how mighty will be fulfilled. And in the field of aspiration, if someone chants this particular mantra, he will get inner Illumination.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 8, No. 8, March 1973, AUM Centre Press, 1973