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Surya – Mind – Gayatri Mantra and Greatness of Ancient Hindu Teachers

Science has today proved that several mental disorders are directly related to various elements in nature. It is believed that depression increases when there is less sunlight. Ancient Hindu teachers understood the relationship between mind and various elements in nature. The most important among it is the Gayatri Mantra which is a prayer dedicated to Surya.
Gayatri Mantra is dedicated to Surya, Pratyksha Brahman. In it our ancient seers asks Surya to make our intellect and mind sharper and effective.
Modern science today talks about seasonal affective disorder, winter blues, summer depression etc. All these studies started just fifty years ago.
Our ancient seers had realized these entire phenomenons more than 6000 years ago.
Early morning prayer dedicated to Surya is not a mere ritual. It contains several benefits including sharpening of mind and intellect.

Video – Lecture on Scientific Values Found in Hindu Scriptures – Integration of Science and Spirituality by Dr N Gopalakrishnan

This video is an excellent lecture by Dr N Gopalakrishnan on scientific values found in Hindu Scriptures. The core theme of the lecture is the integration of science and spirituality.

An example from the speech:

How Dr N Gopalakrishnan Sir gives the scientific interpretation of this famous verse in the Bhagavad Gita - 
Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya, Glanirva Bhavathi Bharatha, Abhyuthanam Adharmaysya, Tadatmanam Srijami Aham
Whenever the system in equilibrium is disturbed, the system will adjust itself in such a way that the effect of the disturbance in nullified.
You can find the video here on Youtube
The video is embedded below

Teachings On Attachment – Swami Chinmayananda

Our attachments lend a false beauty to things; blinded with the pride of possession, we often fail to see the ugliness of cherished possessions.
Our attachment to the objects makes the objects powerful, and then the objects come to rule over our mind.
Toward all objects give up every trace of attachment. This is the secret means of winning over the mind.
The divine life starts with the practice of detaching ourselves from our body, mind and intellect, and impartially estimating the motives, intentions, and purposes that lie behind our thoughts, words and deeds.
Swami Chinmayananda